Nepal

Nepal: Floods 2017 - Office of the Resident Coordinator Situation Report No. 7 (as of 7 September 2017)

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Highlights

  • To-date, over 1.1 million flood affected people have benefited from humanitarian assistance.

  • Nominations of the candidates in local elections in Province 2 took place on 6 September with elections to take place on 18 September. It is possible that these elections may hamper relief and recovery efforts.

  • Light to moderate rain is forecast for the next 24 hours according to the Department of Hydrology and Meterology.

Situation Overview

In response to the humanitarian needs resulting from the flooding across many parts of Nepal, humanitarian agencies have provided assistance to 1.1 million people across different sectors. Cluster specific detailed assessments (CSDAs) are now underway across all flood-affected districts, however, effective coordination of CSDAs is needed to facilitate a robust appraisal of sectoral needs.

While many displaced families have begun to return to their homes, 20,888 families remain displaced and in 18 sites across five districts there are more than 5,000 people living in temporary settlements.

There are still large unmet humanitarian requirements across all sectors. For example, access to basic and comprehensive reproductive health (RH) services including safe delivery and anti-and post-natal care remains a challenge in flood-affected areas.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has convened a meeting of Cluster lead and co-lead agencies due to take place on 10 September.

Funding

The emergency appeal for the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) is currently 75 per cent funded. The emergency appeal for the International Federation of the Red Cross is 25 per cent funded and faces a shortfall of CHF2.6 million.

Despite recent and generous contributions from the Governments of France and Australia (totaling more than US$1.75 million) the Joint Response Plan continues to face major funding shortfalls.

The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) submitted a funding request to the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund budgeted at US$4.8 million on Thursday 31 August which is currently being appraised by colleagues in New York.