Nepal: Floods 2017 - Office of the Resident Coordinator Situation Report No. 8 (as of 13 September 2017)

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• The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund has allocated US$4.8 million to flood response efforts in Nepal.

• To-date, over 1 million flood affected people have benefited from humanitarian assistance from 9 Clusters.

• Preparations for next week’s elections in Province 2 have contributed to a slow-down of relief activies.

• Cluster specific detailed assessments are still ongoing.

• Repairs to damaged roads has eased access constraints.

Situation Overview

To-date humanitarian assistance has reached over 1 million flood affected people across nine different sectors. The Government of Nepal’s cash-based distribution has begun, NPR 70 per person and per day, with more personnel being deployed to support local administrations to expedite distributions. (Gaupalika and Nagarpalika) Local elections in Province 2, have contributed to a slow-down of distribution efforts, with distribution rates at less than ten per cent.

Access to affected areas has improved markedly thanks to road repairs undertaken by the Government of Nepal.

Nearly 21,000 households are still displaced and flooding has exacerbated pre-crisis vulnerabilities. Landless Dalits who had reconstructed their homes along roadsides, remain particularly vulnerable, due to proposed efforts to widen roads.