Nepal

Nepal Earthquake: Weekly Situation Update, 19 June 2015

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2015 Nepal Earthquake Key figures

117,700 residing in spontaneous displacement sites 505,577 houses fully damaged 278,907 houses partially damaged

Weekly highlight

  • Landslides triggered by rainfall in Taplejung have displaced 160 households in multiple VDCs. Food shortages have been reported. Relief efforts have been further hampered by ongoing rain and flash floods.

  • Monsoon season began in eastern Nepal on 13 June. Rains will move westwards covering the rest of the country over the next few days.

  • The monsoon season increases the risks of landslides in earthquake affected areas. Landslide dams can fail rapidly after formation, causing flash-floods. Hence, there is a need to monitor landslide events and have mitigation measures in place.

  • There are increasing reports of concerns over child and women trafficking as hundreds of children are still unaccounted for. (CCWB)

  • Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur were classified as 'crisis zones' for a year to accelerate demolition of buildings.

  • Based on damage and loss, final report of the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) estimates that costs for recovery and reconstruction will amount to USD 6.66 billion, some 1/3 of GDP.

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