Beginning on 11 August 2017, the worst rains in 15 years struck Nepal, triggering widespread large-scale flooding and landslides in 26 of the country's 75 districts, spanning from the eastern, central to the western regions.
Eastern districts of Jhapa, Sunsari, Morang, Saptari and central districts of Sarlahi, Bara, Makawanpur, Sindhuli, Chitwan, Rautahat, Dhanusha were the most affected. In the mid-western region, Dang, Banke, Bardiya and Surkhet are highly affected.
Many villages and major cities of the Tarai have been inundated. Road networks have been cut off as floods have swept away sections of the East-West Highway.
According to today’s situation report (covering period 11 – 16 Aug 2017), 45,880 have been displaced and 2,42,097 families are affected. 9,595 houses are completely damaged and 22,218 are partially damaged.
Initial phase deployment, HQs has already mobilized 8 NDRT members, and planning for additional 18 for rest of the affected districts.
NRCS district chapters are rigorously engaging in the response activities like; distribution of the ready to food items, NFRI, First Aid services, search and rescue, hygiene kits distribution, evacuation center management, RFL and protection and coordination.