Emergency Flood Response Nepal Mid-West Region-NPL950
Problem and Needs Statement:
Incessant rainfalls since 13th of August 2014 have resulted in massive landslides and flooding in 28 districts, of which 12 districts have been more severely affected. As of August 25th, a total of 26,108 families were affected including 6,880 houses completely destroyed. 6,890 families were displaced and leaving 114 persons dead, 156 missing and 93 injured throughout Nepal.
The mid western development region is one of the five development region of Nepal. Being a flood prone area it was the most severely affected region in terms of casualties, persons displaced and total number of households affected. According to the Initial Rapid Assessment (IRA) reports received from districts to date, a total of 21,763 HHs have been affected (~108,815 individuals), of which 6,560 families (~32,900 people) are displaced, 144 people are still missing, and 77 are confirmed dead. (NRCS Flood and Landslide Monitoring Situation Report 25 August 2014). The worst affected areas are in the mid/far west regions specifically, Bardiya, Surkhet and Banke districts which account for over 90% of those affected and houses destroyed. In these 3 districts alone, over 21,000 families were affected with 5,979 displaced.
There was significant damage to infrastructure and housing with close to 6,000 houses fully destroyed and nearly 15,000 damaged by a combination of flash flooding, inundation and resultant landslides in some locations (NRCS Flood and Landslide Monitoring Situation Report 25 August 2014).
Based on information from the local Red Cross in affected districts but also from CARE's own assessment, there are needs for ready to eat food, transitional shelters, NFIs and WASH. The affected and displaced population are struggling to manage daily food, shelter and water required to sustain their lives. CARE have identified a significant gap of NFI/emergency shelter provision and safe water in our areas of intervention, particularly for households whose houses have been totally damaged. These households lost all their belongings and are in urgent need of clothes, cooking equipment, bedding, mosquito nets and immediate shelter. Displaced households are living in collective centers (mostly public schools) and with host families. CARE is planning to respond to the needs of these severely affected households highly vulnerable groups with basic NFIs as well as NFIs specific to the needs of women and girls, plus emergency shelter kits. CARE will also conduct hygiene awareness campaign on the use of hygiene kits and to encourage safer hygiene practices in order to reduce future vulnerabilities and outbreaks. This will be done in coordination with Oxfam, UNICEF and government responsible authorities.
In three of the most severely affected districts: Banke, Bardiya and Surkeht, Mid-West Region of Nepal
CARE has committed to supporting the most severely disaster-affected areas and the most vulnerable disaster affected communities, focusing on the needs of women and girls and socially excluded and marginalized groups. Therefore the project will target:
- 2800 households by meeting their immediate Non Food Items (NFI) (Standard NFI kits: 500 HH; Complementary kits: 2800 HH; Dignity kits - Gender responsive kit for Women and Girls: 2800 Households, warm cloths bags for neonates: 420 Households)
- 1500 households by meeting their emergency Shelter needs.
- 2800 households by meeting their safe water needs
Overall Goal: To provide immediate relief to communities affected by floods in mid-western Nepal, facilitate their long term recovery and rebuild resilient communities.
Objectives, Expected Results and Activities
To respond the immediate Non Food Items (NFI), Emergency Shelter and Water needs of targeted
severely affected individuals (men, women, boys and girls) in three of the most severely affected districts (Banke, Bardiya and Surkhet) in Mid-Western Region of Nepal with special focus on needs of menstruating women and girls and new born babies
Result 1: Targeted HH have access to culturally appropriate NFI kits (standard Red Cross specification) plus supplemental gender-responsive kits (for women, girls and newborns) and Emergency Shelter, in accordance with specifications developed by the relevant clusters
• Selection of beneficiaries
• Distribution of NFIs and shelter kits in gender-responsive manner
• Monitoring of activities - complaints mechanism, quality control, accountability
Result 2: Targeted HH have access to safe drinking water and are sensitized in water purification methods
• Distribution of water purification solution
• Awareness raising - door to door, media and social mobilization
• water testing
01.09.2014 – 30.11.2014