WFP Nepal Floods 2017 Situation Report #5, 15 September 2017

Situation Report
Originally published



  • The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has announced USD 4.8 million towards the Joint Response Plan to provide live-saving assistance to flood-affected communities. WFP has received USD 1.5 million of this to address urgent food and nutrition needs amongst the flood -affected communities in the Terai. A recovery operation with needs totalling USD 5.4 million has been approved by WFP headquarters; WFP is urgently seeking assistance from donors and governments to cover funding shortfalls.

In Numbers

1.7 million people affected

35 districts affected

20,888* families displaced

1.2 million people are food-insecure

Situation Update

  • As of 15 September, more than 20,888 families remain displaced, taking refuge in make-shift shelters or with neighbours. Despite efforts from humanitarian agencies, critical gaps remain. Affected communities urgently require food and nutrition interventions, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and health support. In addition, affected communities are in need of assistance to restart livelihood activities to generate income, especially families who are reliant on agriculture and whose crops and equipment have been destroyed.

  • Nomination of the candidates for the 18 September elections took place on 6 September. This has caused disruptions in distributions in Saptari and Rautahat. While a two week delay has been predicted, WFP has asked its partner Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) to seek a way to undertake distribution safely in the lead up to elections.