Nepal: Floods and Landslides - Information Bulletin n° 1


Floods and landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains since the last week of May 2013 hit 29 districts of Nepal. To date, a total of 59 people have died, 29 people injured and 2,079 families (approximately 12,474 people) are displaced due to the disaster.

Following the disaster, Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) district chapters and sub-chapters in the affected area are involved in the rapid assessment; light search and rescue and first aid service; and distribution of non-food relief items (NFRI) to the needy families in all the affected districts. In addition, NRCS distributed water purifying agent, soap and rehydration solution to the families affected by floods in Kachanpur, Bardiya and Kailali districts, and hygiene kit and water storing buckets in Bardiya and Kailali districts.