Emergency Relief support to Flood Victims of Morang and Sunsari District (Emergency Flood Relief Project)
Status: On Going
Nepal : Situation analysis
Several districts of Nepal had experienced an increase of monsoon precipitations in July 2017, The torrential rain continued between 11 and 14 August 2017 causing massive floods and several landslides. These was the worst rainfall Nepal has experienced in the last 15 years after three decades – for many areas such as Morang and Sunsari, this flooding is unusual. The 15 worst affected districts have been Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Saptari, Siraha, Rautahat, Banke, Baridya, Mahottari, Parsa, Dhanusha, Kailali, Bara, Udayapur and Sarlahi.
Objective of this project:
The overall objective of the project is to meet the immediate humanitarian and early recovery needs of the targeted population affected and displaced by floods and landslides in 2 districts of Nepal. The targeted population is primarily those displaced by, and secondarily those affected by, floods and landslides according to beneficiary selection criteria outlined below.
How OVN gets in leading support in this emergency scenario :
An initial rapid assessment (IRA) was also carried out with the stakeholders including in coordination with Nepal Police in both the affected districts prior to the implementation of the project. However, based on the preliminary needs assessment documented from various reports and media while formulating this humanitarian support, the following priority needs of the affected population were identified: emergency temporary shelter and support for repairing damaged houses where possible, food and clothes relief items including blankets, nutrition, basic health services (first aid, health in emergency services and hygiene kits, health awareness/disease prevention and health promotion, safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH) and education support to the needy children.
Selection of beneficiaries:
Priority was given to the most vulnerable people especially when taking coping mechanisms and socio-economic status into account. The project further carried out needs analysis, beneficiary selection, risk assessment and scenario planning. The beneficiary selection criteria followed a set of standards and included:
- Families fully displaced due to completely collapsed houses.
- Family who have lost family members.
- Families with ill and injured members.
- Pregnant/lactating women, children, elderly and people with disabilities.
- Women headed families.
- Single women.
- People in need of urgent support and living in most remote areas.
- The bereaved.