Nepal has experienced the worst rainfall in the 15 years started on 11 August 2017. The torrential monsoon rains triggered the severe flooding and landslides across the 35 districts out of 75 districts of Nepal with the huge impacts on life, livelihoods and infrastructure. Among which 21 Terai districts were badly affected, where people lost their lives, assets, houses, food stocks, livestock and agricultural products due to the disastrous floods. There is no actual and uniform data available on the impacts of the Terai flood, though several government and non-government agencies are still updating it. According to Ministry of Home Affairs, there were 59 death, 28 missing and 45 injury cases recorded as of 27 August 2017. Similarly, 43,433 houses are completely and 1,58,197 houses are partially damaged due to flood, landslides and inundation. According to the report released by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 1.7 million people have been affected and 20,888 families have been temporally displaced due to the flood.
RRN has been engaged in providing relief support to the flood-affected people in coordination with government mechanisms including National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) under Ministry of Home Affairs, District Disaster Relief Committee (DDRCs), Local Governments and other humanitarian organizations.
RRN response to flood covered 12 Terai districts. RRN has mobilized its resources worth of Rs. 17,305,875 for relief support to flood-affected people. Among which, Rs. 9,000,000 in 9 Central and Eastern Terai districts, namely Sunsari, Saptari, Siraha, Sarlahi, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Rautahat, Bara and Parsa through the Community Development Programme (CDP), as well as mobilized the funds of Rs. 1,050,000 from RRN's internal fund, Rs. 4,974,000 from Muslim Aid UK, and Rs. 2,308,875 from GlobalMedic Canada in Jhapa, Morang and Banke districts.
RRN has distributed relief materials both food-items and non-food items as per the demands received from the community through respective DDRCs. As of 26 September 2017, RRN has distributed relief materials to 8,887 HHs including non-food items for 8,887 HHs and food items for 1,726 HHs in 12 Terai districts. The non-food items included Tarpaulin 2165 pcs, Mattress 35,147 pcs, Plastic Mat 1,083 pcs, Mosquito Net 1,931 pcs, Bucket 950 pcs, Jug 950 pcs, Milk Bottles for babies 15 pcs and Nail cutter 45 pcs. Similarly, food items included Rice 9460 kg, Pulses 1,892 kg, Oil 574 litre, Salt 809 kg, Beaten Rice 4207 kg, Bhujiya 126 kg, Noodles 54 cartoon, Sugar 428 kg, Mitha 60 kg, Rio Juice 25 cartoon, Chocolate 3 jar, Sarbottom Pitho 34 pack and Onion 100 kg.
For details, please see the RRN SitRep 4 (26 September 2017).