Internal Displacement Update, Issue 23: 27 July - 23 August 2017

Report
from Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre
Published on 23 Aug 2017 View Original

FEATURE

Nepal

AFFECTED AREAS

Central, eastern and western regions

CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT

Disaster

FIGURES

More than 391,000 new displacements between 11 and 20 August

Context

More than 391,000 people (91,000 households) were displaced by monsoon rains between 11 and 20 August in 28 of Nepal’s 75 districts, concentrated in the eastern, central and western regions. The overall rain reached its heaviest in 15 years, triggering large-scale flooding and landslides. It damaged crops and created shortages in safe drinking water, affecting over 6 million people in total (Aljazeera, 14 August 2017; NRCS, 17 August 2017; UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nepal, 20 August 2017). Earlier floods and landslides displaced about 190 people across 41 districts between 8 and 28 July 2017 (OCHA, 28 July 2017).