India: Joint Rapid Needs Assessment report on Bihar floods 2016


1. Executive Summary

In the face of Floods situation in Bihar aroused in the last week of July with the heavy rain fall and water released from the Nepal, almost 14 districts got affected which further leaving people in distress. Initially SITREP was released jointly by BIAG & Sphere India. Govt. has set up relief camps in the affected areas and provided food to the affected community. Rescue operation was being continued by NDRF and SDRF. In view of this situation, Bihar Inter Agency Group decided to come out with Joint Rapid Needs Assessment Report to assess and address the needs of community and further coordination and advocacy for emerging issues and gaps.

The JRNA report is highlighting majorly on needs arising under Water, Sanitation, Shelter and Health areas which need to be addressed immediately. However, there is large space under livelihood sector for mid-term recovery needs.