Flood and Landslide situation update #2 (14-08-2017)

General Overview of current flood and landslide 

(Information bulletin 2, Source : NRCS Disaster Management Department)

Statistical Situation Update (Landslide and Flood)

Affected Districts

26

Houses Destroyed

Death

65

Completely

7,491

Missing

17

Partially

25,920

Injured

16

NFRI Distribution

Displaced Families

1,5418

NFRI Full Set

97

Affected Families

99,650

Tarpaulin

513

Volunteers Mobilized

388

Blankets

-

Family tent

-

Hygiene Kit

-

Cash, NPR

 

According to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) under the Ministry of Population and Environment – the current rainfall and river watch shows above and steady by the warning level today. Likewise, as per the information received from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), the National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC) and Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) district chapter, 26 districts of 7 provinces (Province no: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7) of the country have been directly affected by the floods and landslides. According to NRCS district chapters and sub chapters, 65 people lost their lives, 17 missing, 16 are injured, 15,418 have been displaced and 99,650 families are affected by the floods and landslides. 7,491 houses are completely damaged and 25,920 are partially damaged.

Respective district chapters are closely being working together with District Disaster Relief Committee (DDRC), local government and security forces in search, rescue, evacuation, relief distribution and assessment; and have been participating in different cluster meetings as well.

 

Coordination and partnership:

NRCS is participating and sharing the NRCS' response activities in the Central Natural Disaster Relief Committee (CNDRC) under MoHA, NEOC and Human Coordination Team (HCT) meetings regularly.

NRCS District chapters are closely working together with DDRC, concern government agencies and security forces while rescuing, evacuation and relief distribution in the affected districts. District chapters are coordinating with I/NGOs, CBOs, and local level organization for the rescue, response, relief, shelter, WASH, health, assessment and shelter.

EOC of NRCS is updating and publishing the situation update sit-rep in regular basis and also circulating the updates with the National Government, UN, Partner National Societies (PNSs) and other relevant stakeholders. NRCS is in close coordination with International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), in-country PNSs and other Humanitarian Country Team members.

 

Response:

Nepal Red Cross Society

NRCS has distributed 97 full sets of NFRIs, 513 tarpaulins, and mobilized 388 trained volunteers through the respective district chapters. As a preparedness measure, NRCS has stockpiled of about 38,000 NFRI sets throughout the affected districts.

As an immediate response, NRCS regional/zonal warehouses, Sub- regional and Central warehouse KTM) have dispatched 500 NFRIs, 2,200 tarpaulins and 500 blankets to the affected families.

NFRI dispatched information

Affected Districts

Items

Morang

Tarpaulin

500

Sunsari

Tarpaulin

500

Blanket

  500

Mahottari

Tarpaulin

300

Parsa

Tarpaulin

200

Rautahat

Tarpaulin

200

Jhapa

NFRI

500

388 NRCS volunteers (NDRT, DDRT, CADRE, Level – A and B, First-Aid, Hygiene and sanitation and Health) were mobilized to assess the situation and to provide support to district chapters to ensure effective response activities.

Local Disaster Management Committee (LDMC) and Community Disaster Management Committee (CDMC) members and NRCS sub-chapters’ volunteers were actively involved to disseminate the flood and landslide alert messages, which helped the communities to evacuate on time (throughout the affected districts). Security forces rescued the affected by using the life jackets and rope, those response kits were provided by the NRCS in different area of the country.

 

Ready to Eat Food (RTEF) and Volunteer Mobilization:

Central Management Committee of NRCS has been decided to provide RTEF and Volunteer Mobilization (VM) support to 14 districts.

 

 

Gaps:

  • Because of the flood and landslide, the stored food items and crops and planted crops of the affected areas were swept away, which brought the food shortage – it should be the major concern to be addressed soonest;
  • The promotion and support of health and hygiene in the affected areas is prominent- looking after the probability of possible epidemics;
  • Thousands of people have been displaced due to flooding and landslides;
  • Detail assessment need to carry out;
  • Disturbance in transportation.