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.
• 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
• 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.
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.
Following the floods, there are significant concerns about the possibility of disease outbreaks, with affected people facing challenges in accessing adequate health care.
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.
• 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.
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.
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.
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.
(Kathmandu/Bangkok, 2 June 2015) An estimated 2.8 million Nepalese affected by the back-to-back earthquakes remain in need of humanitarian assistance, more than five weeks after the initial earthquake. The numbers include 864,000 people living in remote, mountainous areas who require urgent assistance, as they lost their homes and livelihoods. However, funding for the relief interventions remains insufficient.
NEPAL: AN OVERVIEW OF THE DISASTER
On 25 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal causing widespread destruction and loss of life. The initial earthquake was followed by thousands of aftershocks and another powerful quake on 12 May measuring 7.3 in magnitude.
The earthquakes caused 8,659 deaths (4,771 female; 3,887 male) and injured over 100,000 people – 384 people are still missing.
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
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.
(Kathmandu/Bangkok, 25 May 2015) The large-scale relief operation launched in the wake of the devastating 7.8-mangnitude earthquake, which struck Nepal on 25 April, continues to intensify. National and local authorities are leading the effort, supported by the United Nations, humanitarian partners, the international community, private sector and volunteers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 7 May, the Reception and Departure Centre at the Kathmandu Airport ceased operations, as most international search and rescue teams have now departed.
The Nepalese military mobilized some 10,000 troops to be deployed in all Village District Committees (VDCs) across 16 districts to support logistics and overall relief efforts.