This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 2,647,699 (approximately USD 2.33 million or EUR 1.73 million) in cash, kind and services to support the Nepal Red Cross Society to assist 20,000 families affected by recent floods with relief and early recovery activities for one year.
A preliminary emergency appeal for CHF 1,392,228 (approximately USD 1,268,130 or EUR 861,530) was launched on 29 August 2008 to support 5,000 families for nine months.
CHF 250,000 (approximately USD 227,740 or EUR 154,700) was allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Nepal Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to approximately 5,000 families displaced by the floods caused by the breaking of the embankment of the Saptakoshi river in the south eastern part of Nepal.
- The appeal budget has been revised upwards due to an increase in relief activities to the number of beneficiaries from 10,000 to 20,000 families-the appeal focuses on shelter in Sunsari and Saptari districts, and non-food relief items for all identified affected districts.
- The proposed operations, based on assessments carried out by Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) and the International Federation, will include:
- non-food relief materials to 12,000 displaced families (from the original 10,000) and emergency shelter to 7,000 families affected by the Koshi River floods; and
- non-food relief items to an additional 8,000 families affected by the new floods in far- and mid-west Nepal.
- The breach of the eastern embankment of the Koshi River on 18 August affected an estimated 100,000 people in 12 village development committees in the Sunsari district, displacing approximately 65,500 people who will require shelter for a minimum of six months.
- NRCS has deployed staff and trained volunteers for further assessments and monitoring, distribution of pre-stored food and non-food items (e.g. tarpaulins, blankets, kitchen sets and clothes), first aid, registration of the affected population and coordination at local levels.
- At the time of reporting, the far- and mid-west regions of Nepal were also affected by extensive floods from 19 to 21 September, with an estimated 180,000 people affected in the districts of Kailali, Kanchanpur, Bardiya, Dadeldhura, Kalikot, Doti, Salyan, Gulmi, Bajhang, Mugu and Dang.
- Kailali and Kanchanpur districts were the worst affected by the floods and landslides, affecting some 144,000 people in Kailali and 24,971 people in Kanchanpur, with approximately 40 people confirmed dead and 20,000 families temporarily displaced.
- The NRCS had mobilized the affected district chapters and carried out food and non-food relief Distributions
- Damage and needs assessments are currently being carried out by NRCS district chapters