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NATURE OF EMERGENCY: Life-saving food assistance to flood affected population.


1. The districts of Bardiya, Banke, Kailali, Surkhet and Dang in the Mid- and Far-Western regions of Nepal.Cause: Floods and Landslides.

2. Many places in Nepal received the equivalent of normal monthly rainfall totals in just a manner of days from 11 to 18 August. Satellite imagery indicate thatin some locations over 500 mm of rain fell, and surface observations at Chisapani in West Nepal reported 545 mm of precipitation in just 24 hours. The floods and landslides triggered by the continuous heavy rain on have affected the population of twenty eight districts, eleven of the Mid and Far-Western regions of Nepal. Five of those districts (Bardiya, Banke, Kailali, Surkhet and Dang) have been severely hit, substantially deteriorating the impoverishment that many of these people already experience.

The discharge of the Karnali river - one of the major rivers of the country - reached 10,095 m3/sec pushing the river outside its boundaries. As of 17 August 2014, the National Hydrological Department reported a decrease in rainfall and gradually reducing water levels in rivers across the country; however, as the monsoon is still active, people have been asked to remain vigilant and avoid areas near the river banks.

Effects: human casualties; displacement; loss of properties; disruption of livelihoods; food insecurity.

3. No. of Casualties (death): 105 persons; No. of missing: 130; No. of Injured: 42; No. of families displaced: 12,750 (NEOC).
No. of affected families: 34,760 (IFRC Initial Rapid Assessment).
This means that approximately 200,000 people have partially or completely lost their houses, food and other property. Access to the affected areas is limited due to roads being blocked by the landslides and water inundation. Under the leadership of the Government, WFP, together with UNICEF, NRC and other partners, is starting a more comprehensive rapid assessment (19 August) in the affected districts.
Total numbers affected and in need of emergency food aid:

4. The Government of Nepal has requested WFP to provide food assistance to 40,000 people. This number will be verified by the field assessment, and might be adjusted following the assessment, also subject to the level of rain over the next days.

Format for IR-EMOP Information Note 3 WFP IR EMOP: Justification for an immediate response, expected impact:

5. Given the overwhelming nature of the disaster and the serious problem of access, the Ministry of Home Affairs has requested WFP to provide food assistance to 40,000 people in the five most affected districts by the disaster. It is expected that the assistance will improve and stabilize the nutritional status of the target groups of women, men, girls and boys in the affected areas. Food consumption of the targeted populations will improve over the assistance period. The indicators defined under the SO1 will be used in order to monitor the progress of the assistance.

Duration of assistance:
6. One month, from 25 August 2014 to 24 September 2014
Number of beneficiaries and location:

7. Total 40,000 in Bardiya, Surkhet, Banke, Dang and Kailai districts.


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