Nepal experienced incessant rainfall from August 11 to 14, 2017, resulting in widespread floods across 35 of the country’s 77 districts.1 Several districts experienced the heaviest rainfall in over 60 years. This led to the inundation of about 80 percent of the land in substantial parts of the Terai region.
Nepal Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has held a discussion with concerned stakeholders to identify alternatives to make timber available at subsidised rates for housing reconstruction in quake-affected districts.
The meeting chaired by CEO Yubaraj Bhusal, held this Monday, with officials from Ministry of Forest, Department of Forest and Timber Corporation settled on various decisions to simplify the distribution of subsidised timber, as stated by NRA Spokesperson Mr. Yam Lal Bhusal.
In September 2017, retail prices of most monitored food commodities showed an upward trend as compared to last month and 3 months earlier. This increase is mainly due to the lean season effect for most monitored crops, and the partial obstruction of road access and transportation services caused by monsoon-induced floods and landslides.
Rural and remote markets reported relatively higher increase in food prices, and more limited or insufficient food stocks than main markets.
This monthly mVAM market survey is conducted in eight districts of the mid– and far–western mountains of Nepal to monitor the price, supply and availability of basic food commodities, and transportation services in 33 main and rural markets. Data is collected through phone interviews with traders conducted by trained call centre operators.
Foreign Secretary Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi who is on a visit of New York, met with senior UN Officials, and delivered Nepal’s statement on Peacekeeping today.
In his meeting with Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Mr. Jeffrey Feltman, Mr. Bairagi exchanged views on various aspects of Nepal-United Nations relations. Similarly, he held a meeting with Under Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Mr. Liu Zhenmin and discussed matters of common interest.
Translating climate priorities into results requires adequate and sustained financing. Green Climate Fund (GCF), established under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2010 enables countries like Nepal to implement mid and long-term climate change priorities.
NeKSAP undertook a detailed assessment of the flood impacts on food security through ad hoc DFSN meetings in 15 flood affected districts (Banke, Bardiya, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Mahottari, Dhanusa, Siraha, Saptari, Sunsari, Morang, Jhapa, Bara, Parsa, Chitawan and Kailali) during 23-29 August and 9-17 Sepember 2017.
Heavy monsoon rainfall during 10-13 August 2017 triggered severe flash floods and landslides in 32 out of 75 districts in Nepal (see Figures 1 and 2). An Initial Rapid Assessment conducted in 28 districts revealed that floods and landslides claimed 141 lives, injured 117 persons, displaced 460,900 people, and left 24 missing. Damage to houses, infrastructures, and productive resources was severe; roughly 65,000 houses were completely destroyed and 120,100 houses were partially damaged (Nepal Red Cross Society, IRA Compilation Report, 20 August 2017).
NeKSAP undertook a detailed assessment of the flood impacts on food security through ad hoc DFSN meetings in 10 flood affected districts (Banke, Bardiya, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Mahottari, Dhanusa, Siraha, Saptari, Sunsari, and Morang) during 23-29 August 2017.
Developed by UN Women in collaboration with the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare (MOWCSW), Government of Nepal, with collective inputs by the UNCT Gender Theme Group Task Team on Inter-Cluster Gender in Humanitarian Action
2017 Flood Data
GUIDELINE FOR IDENTIFYING AND PRIORITISING VULNERABLE AND MARGINALISED POPULATIONS FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE, RECOVERY, PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
In the aftermath of the devastating floods in Nepal, affected populations across diversities are in need of shelter, food, water, sanitation, health, nutrition, and livelihoods restoration. In addition, they may be at further exposed to discrimination, violence and other risks to their safety, protection, dignity, empowerment, resilience and recovery.
Ministry of Home Affairs National Emergency Operation Center Loss of Lives and Properties from Disaster 2074 (Baisakha 1st to Bhadra 19th)
Nepal Food Security Monitoring System (NeKSAP) released version 1.0 of the assessment report on 21 August 2017. Version 2.0 has been updated based on results of the Initial Rapid Assessment (IRA) obtained from Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) and the latest field updates from NeKSAP.
This issue covers the period of mid-March to mid-July 2017, the third trimester of Nepali Fiscal Year 2073/74 (the Nepali months of Chaitra, Baisakh, Jestha, and Asadh). It is based on the outcomes of NeKSAP District Food Security Network (DFSN) meet-ings held in 74 of 75 districts in July 2017.
Although the legal frameworks of Nepal largely support gender equality and social inclusion, various social norms and discriminatory practices have a devastating impact on the most vulnerable and marginalized populations when disaster strikes.
KATHMANDU, 1 September 2017--- The National Planning Commission and the United Nations Country Teamin Nepal signed the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2018 -2022 at a special function today.
PRIVATE HOUSEHOLDS RECONSTRUCTION CAMPAIGN
In two years after the devastating earthquake that destroyed over 765,000 homes, reconstruction of private houses has gathered pace.
1. Situation during the reporting period: mid-March to mid-July 2017
Food security impact of the flood: