Incident and Relief Operation Report from Likhu, Ramechhap

Incident and Relief Operation Report from Likhu, Ramechhap

Pratik Gurung and Arun Rai,Ramechhap

A team of Nepal Red Cross Society, Ramechhap District Chapter, led by Mr. Jay Prakash Shrestha (Secretary, NRCS Ramechhap) rushed to the scene of flash flood and landslide on the first light of the day with first aid kits and other rescue items like shovel, stretcher, masks, gloves etc. Due to difficult terrain only few members of NRCS could reached to incident site. NRCS Ramechhap DC have been closely coordinating with Security forces and Health team of Nepal Government in providing necessary services to needy people.

Place of Incident

Likhu Rural Municipality, Ward Number 6, Ramechhap (Former Khimti VDC)

Status of Victims

Death = 2, Injured = 9, Missing = 3

Date of Incident

July 15, 2017 (11 pm onwards)

Type of Disaster

Flash flood and Landslide

Affected Population

More than 200 households, as per District Administration Office, Ramechhap. According to DAO Ramechhap, Khimti bazaar and its peripheral village have high risk of flooding and landslide

Response by NRCS Ramechhap DC

·         NRCS Ramechhap DC have deployed its volunteer and staff in the first light of the day (on July 16, 2017) in leadership of NRCS Ramechhap DC Secretary Mr. Jay Prakash Shrestha.

·         12 volunteers of NRCS Ramechhap District Chapter as well as NRCS Khimti Sub Chapter were deployed

·         Provided first aid services to 9 wounded persons and later they were taken away to Kathmandu through helicopter.

·         NRCS Ramechhap provided Non-Food Relief Items to 10 families of flood victims

·         Supported health team of Khimti Primary Health Care Center and security forces of Ramechhap.

·         Provided mineral water and ready to eat meal to security forces and locals who had been involved in rescuing and first aid services.

Way forward

·         Due to flooding and landslide, denizen of Khimti are using impure water and there is high risk of water borne diseases.  It is necessary for them to provide clean and hygiene water and food.

·         According to sources, World Health Organization is planning to check water quality of Khimti area as well as conduct surveillance about the possibility outbreaks.

·         Maintain stock NFRI in Ramechhap. In the case of post disaster scenario, NRCS Ramechhap could mobilize Emergency Health Team (EHT).