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26 Sep 2017 description

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.

Highlights

  • 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.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

• 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.

Situation Overview

08 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • 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.

Situation Overview

31 Aug 2017 description

This report is produced by the Office of the Resident Coordinator Nepal in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 24 - 30 August 2017.

Highlights

  • The majority of people temporarily displaced by the flooding have returned to their communities but in some instances they remain displaced from their homes and are living in makeshift shelters or with host families. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) 20,888 families remain temporarily displaced.

25 Aug 2017 description

This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Nepal in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 19 to 24 August 2017.

Highlights

  • A total of 1.7 million people are reported to be affected by floods following heavy monsoon rains.

  • Almost 461,000 people (91,400 families) have been displaced from their homes.

  • Some communities in Rautahat, Banke, Bardiya, Mahottari, Dhanusa and Saptari districts remain inaccessible by road.

21 Aug 2017 description

This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Nepal in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 19 to 21 August 2017.

Highlights

• Initial Rapid Assessments (IRA) have been completed in 24 districts.

• A total of 1.7 million people are reported to be affected, of whom nearly 461,000 people (91,400 families) have been displaced from their homes.

• Communities in Rautahat, Banke, Bardiya, Mahottari, Dhanusa and Saptari districts remain inaccessible by road.

19 Aug 2017 description

This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Nepal in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 16 to 18 August 2017.

Highlights

  • Following the floods, there are significant concerns about the possibility of disease outbreaks, with affected people facing challenges in accessing adequate health care.

17 Aug 2017 description

This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Nepal in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 14 to 16 August 2017.

Highlights

• Over 100,000 people have been rescued to date by formal and informal search and rescue teams.

• Authorities and humanitarian partners reaching more affected areas due to improved weather over the last two days. However, access to affected populations still remains a significant issue as many major transportation routes are damaged or disrupted.

15 Aug 2017 description

This report is produced by the Office of the Resident Coordinator in Nepal in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 11 August 2017 to 14 August 2017.

Highlights

  • Beginning on 11 August 2017, the worst rains in 15 years struck Nepal, triggering widespread large-scale flooding and landslides in 27 of the country's 75 districts.

31 Jul 2015 description

Key Figures

8,898 deaths 602,257 houses fully damaged
285,099 houses partially damaged (NEOC/MoHA 29/07/2015)
15,176 households planned for Government evacuation (GoN 14/07/2015)

Weekly highlights

17 Jul 2015 description

2015 Nepal earthquake key figures

  • 8,856 deaths
  • 604,930 houses fully damaged
  • 288,856 houses partially damaged (NEOC/MoHA 12/07/2015)

Weekly highlights

  • This week the Government proposed its 2015/16 fiscal year budget to parliament, totalling USD 8.19 billion, about one-third higher than the previous year. The proposal allocates USD 896 million, or 11% of the budget, to rebuild earthquake-affected infrastructure with the majority of this amount allotted to the housing sector.

19 Jun 2015 description

2015 Nepal Earthquake Key figures

117,700 residing in spontaneous displacement sites 505,577 houses fully damaged 278,907 houses partially damaged

Weekly highlight

  • Landslides triggered by rainfall in Taplejung have displaced 160 households in multiple VDCs. Food shortages have been reported. Relief efforts have been further hampered by ongoing rain and flash floods.

  • Monsoon season began in eastern Nepal on 13 June. Rains will move westwards covering the rest of the country over the next few days.

03 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

  • As of 3 June, the Government of Nepal confirmed over 500,000 houses were destroyed and 8,700 people killed by the earthquakes.

  • About two weeks remain until monsoon rains begin to significantly affect ongoing relief operations.

  • Humanitarian partners revised the Nepal Flash Appeal extending the implementation period from three to five months to ensure linkage with the Government’s recovery programme. There is no increase in the overall estimated funding requirement.

29 May 2015 description

Highlights include:

  • 103,686 cases were treated and 31,707 patients were admitted in the hospitals

  • Heavy equipment to be pre-positioned in landslide-prone areas

  • Limited funding allocated for procuring urgent agricultural inputs for the planting seasons

25 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • One month since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, relief operations continue to scale up ahead of the monsoon season. Over 300 agencies are supporting the Government-led response.

  • Humanitarian partners estimate some 2.8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. Over 860,000 people are in immediate need due to loss of shelter, limited road access and poverty.

  • To reach remote communities in mountainous villages, traditional Nepalese delivery methods are complemented by porters.

21 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • On 21 May, the Humanitarian Coordinator briefed Member States in Geneva on the humanitarian situation and ongoing relief efforts.

  • An antenna humanitarian hub was established in Charikot (Dolakha District) to support local authorities.

  • Foreign military forces announced plans to transition from relief operations towards technical assistance to support rehabilitation.

  • An estimated 870,000 children will be unable to resume school on 31 May due to destroyed classrooms.

18 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • Ministry of Information and Communications announced cabinet’s endorsement of a short-term relief package which includes a 15,000 Nepalese rupees grant (approximately US$150) for people to build temporary shelter before monsoon season.

  • Local authorities request a flexible approach to shelter assistance, taking into consideration differences in traditional housing. Minimum shelter standards were developed to guide responders.

15 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • The Government is requesting uniformity in the delivery of shelter material among supporting agencies.

  • Dolakha is among the districts most affected by the 12 May quake. Immediate priorities are for shelter and food.

  • WASH support is required in the Tudikel site in Chautara.

  • Landslides and rains are expected to aggravate the condition of roads, adding to the logistical challenges.

13 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • On 12 May, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal at 12:50 p.m. local time (UTC+5:45) near Chilankha Village Development Committee in Dolakha District.

  • A total of 32 districts were affected, including those still recovering from the 25 April 7.8 magnitude earthquake.

  • The Multinational Military Coordination Center reported that 1,405 people were rescued by air, of which 1,307 people were rescued by the Nepal Army. Another 1,050 people were evacuated by road.

11 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • On 10 May, heavy rain and hail caused significant flooding in and around Chautara, affecting people who lost their homes living in tents.

  • Stockpiling and pre-positioning of relief items in remote areas is critical. Continued rains are likely to further hamper access by road to the most-remote Village Development Committees.

  • Families who need to demolish their homes should report the estimated costs to the concerned subnational authorities in order to be considered for Government support.