Oct 19, 2017-As many as 265 people have been found infected with scrub typhus in Chitwan in the last three months. According to the District Public Health Office, Chitwan, the number of people infected with the infectious mite-borne disease that is caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi has been on the rise in the district.
Similarly, the number of dengue patients in the same period has reached 18. In the past three months, 1,076 people underwent tests for scrub typhus while 644 persons were tested for dengue, said Ram Kumar KC, said an official at the DPHO.
- Total affected population: 1.7 million
- Total affected children (<18 years): 680,000
- Number of people to be reached in 2017: 400,000
- Number of children to be reached in 2017: 160,000
by KHAGENDRA AWASTHI, BAITADI
Cases of dengue and malaria, the vector-borne diseases more prevalent in the southern plains, have been reported in Baitadi, a hill district in Province 7.
A boy from Pancheshwor Rural Municipality-4, suffering from high fever and severe headache, was taken to India in August after his treatment was not possible in the local health facilities in Baitadi. The minor was diagnosed with dengue during treatment in the Indian city of Faridabad.
Oct 9, 2017-Outbreak of diarrhoea-like disease in the flood-affected Sakarapur settlement in Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality-3, Saptari, has not come under control in over two weeks.
More than 100 people in the settlement have contracted the disease so far, and officials now suspect that they might have contracted cholera.
Fifty seriously ill villagers received treatment at a health camp organised by the District Public Health Office on Sunday. Five others are undergoing treatment in Rajbiraj and Biratnagar.
Kathmandu – 3rd October 2017 -- In response to the widespread floods that have swept across large parts of Nepal in recent weeks, the European Union is providing €800 000 (NPR 98.5 million) in emergency relief funding to assist the most affected populations. This allocation is part of a larger regional allocation of €2 million in response to floods in South Asia.
Highlights of the operations update
• Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) completed initial rapid assessment on 20 August 2017 in 28 districts and shared the report with Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA).
• Relief distribution activities are almost completed • Detailed assessments are ongoing. So far, 8 out of 24 districts have been assessed.
This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Nepal in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 14 to 20 September 2017.
Elections in Province 2 have contributed to a major slow down in relief activities.
Combined humanitarian Clusters face a shortfall of US$32 million for flood response activities.
This is the last Sit Rep that the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (UNRCO) will produce regarding the Terai floods.
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- 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.
Health facility destroyed in 2015 earthquake yet to be rebuilt
by BALARAM GHIMIRE, RASUWA
Sep 17, 2017-Authorities concerned are yet to reconstruct the quake-damaged Rasuwa District Hospital even more than two years after the disaster.
The major health facility in the district has been providing services from tents in Dhunche, the district headquarters. The temporary tents set up soon after the quake by the Canadian Red Cross are still being used as the district hospital. But the tents are no more in good condition.
Gayatri Devi Ram, a 35 years old woman residing in Banjahara-8, Isnath Municipality ward no 1 of Rautahat district of Nepal with her family of five members, is one of the most affected individual from latest havoc caused by flood on 13th August 2017. Bakaiya River, boat is only mode of transportation to connect Gaur district headquarter and Banjahara village and accordingly, sailing boat is their main source of family income.
• The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund has allocated US$4.8 million to flood response efforts in Nepal.
• To-date, over 1 million flood affected people have benefited from humanitarian assistance from 9 Clusters.
• Preparations for next week’s elections in Province 2 have contributed to a slow-down of relief activies.
• Cluster specific detailed assessments are still ongoing.
• Repairs to damaged roads has eased access constraints.
- PRATAP BISTA, Hetauda
Sep 13, 2017-Malnutrition among children is prevalent in Makawanpur district.
According to data at the District Public Health Office, more than 3,000 children in the district are suffering from malnutrition. Of them, 768 children are suffering from severe malnutrition, said DPHO official Bhim Sagar Guragain.
The DPHO, in coordination with the various NGOs, is treating malnourished children through 39 health facilities.
This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks 62.9 million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) in delivering humanitarian assistance to 700,000 people (140,000 families) affected by the 25 April and 12 May 2015 earthquakes over 38 months (extended from 32 months).
UN’s Global Emergency Response Fund provides US$4.8 million for flood affected communities in Nepal.
Nepal 11 September 2017: The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has announced US$4.8 million new humanitarian funding to help address urgent needs amongst flood affected communities in the Terai.
*as per Initial Rapid Assessment by NRS
*as per Initial Rapid Assessment by NRCS
Families temporarily displaced
*as per Initial Rapid Assessment by NRCS
*as per MoHA
*as per MoHA
*as per MoHA
1.7 million people affected
35 districts affected
21,000* families displaced
1.2 million people are food insecure
* Figures are from the Nepali Ministry of Home Affairs. Any difference in the figures from the Initial Rapid Assessment and the Ministry of Home Affairs is likely a result of improved information flow from local Government to Kathmandu.
To-date, over 1.1 million flood affected people have benefited from humanitarian assistance.
Nominations of the candidates in local elections in Province 2 took place on 6 September with elections to take place on 18 September. It is possible that these elections may hamper relief and recovery efforts.
Light to moderate rain is forecast for the next 24 hours according to the Department of Hydrology and Meterology.
Following the devastating floods in South Asia serious concern for Dalit communities affected by the disaster is being reported. IDSN’s members are on the ground responding and monitoring the situation as it unfolds.
Nepal, Bangladesh and India have experienced severe flooding over the past weeks and many Dalit communities are hard hit. In this article we will share some of the reports we have received from members in Nepal. We will be following up on this once more reports have come in from the rest of the region.