Emergency Response to Nepal Flood 2019
- 5th, September, 2019
- 「Activity Map」and「NGO Activities」are updated.
On August 15, 2019, Japan Platform launched assistance program for the affected people of the floods that have persisted in Nepal since July 2019.
- Due to the torrential monsoon rain that began on July 11, 2019, there have been multiple floods and landslides in the border regions of Nepal, India, and Bangladesh. In Nepal, the floods and landslides have affected 410,000 people including 17,000 children, causing 117 deaths (including 51 children), 38 missing persons, and 80 injuries according to the July 28 report from the Nepali government. 20,000 houses have been completely damaged, and 41,300 houses have been partially damaged by the floods[*1].
- Two JPF member NGOs, Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA) and Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), have begun joint emergency assessment on July 23 in and around the Rautahat District of Province No. 2 in Nepal that sustained the severest damages. The assessment showed that there was a lack of food items and other daily necessities due to stored rice and beans being washed away in the flood along with cooking utensils, dishes, beddings, and mosquito nets. There were also heightened risks of diarrhea and infectious diseases with wells being contaminated with human excrements that were discharged into the flood water. Additionally, it had become clear that there were uneven distributions of aid across the affected region due to differences in needs, such as with the neighboring Sarlahi District having more houses that were completely and partially damaged than in Rautahat. Therefore, JPF has found it necessary that we launch this assistance program.
- PWJ and SVA have distributed emergency relief items, even while they were conducting this assessment, in coordination with local partner NGOs, local governments, and UN agencies to implement relief based on better understanding of damages and needs. This was done through close communication with local NGOs and residents to avoid uneven distributions of relief items.
JPF will work with our member NGOs to provide timely emergency aid according to the needs on the ground. Further updates can be found on the JPF website and Facebook page.
*1: UNICEF、Humanitarian Situation Report (2 Aug 2019)
*Map: Monsoon Flooding Flash Update 3 Office of the Resident Coordinator（18 July 2019）
Overview of Program
|Period||3 months (Initial Response)|
|Budget||25 million yen (Government Subsidies)|
|Content of Aid||Distribution of food, hygiene items, non-food items (NFIs)|
|Implementation Partners (planned)||Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA), etc.|
*Budget and implementation period may be reviewed and adjusted based on the situation on the ground.
Activities Map(PDF 197KB) As of 5 September 2019
Please see the latest project content · subsidy amount and period.
NGO Activities(PDF 149KB) As of 5 September 2019