Nepal was hit by the worst rains in 15 years that started on 7 August 2017. It caused severe flooding in the Terai with huge impacts on livelihoods, food security, and nutrition due to losses in lives, assets, housing, infrastructure including water and sanitation, food stocks and agricultural production. The devastating flood that hit 19 districts of Terai region of Nepal on 11 August affected 1.68 million people. According to the IRA, around 63,000 houses were fully damaged in the Terai, out of which nearly half (31,635) were reported from the Saptari and Rautahat districts. Likewise, out of the 455,000 displaced individuals, more than 220,000 were reported from these two districts.
In this scenario, Aasaman Nepal (Local Emergency Partner of WHH) and Sahakarya Nepal (Local Emergency Partner of CWW) supported 11,600 HHs across Mahottari, Rautahat and Saptari districts with food kits and non food kits in collaboration with Alliance 2015 that constituted of Concern Worldwide (CWW), Welthungerhilfe (WHH) and People In Need (PIN). Aasaman Nepal being the locally present organization with reach in the targeted districts was responsible for overall management of relief distribution. The relief package included the following items:
Aasaman Nepal having an experience in working at times of emergency coordinated with DDRC in each district in collaboration with representatives from Alliance 2015. Also, it coordinated with ward/VDC secretary and other government officials for the list of beneficiaries. ASN arranged local staff and volunteers for relief distribution and therefore contributed to the overall management of distribution in support with representatives from Alliance 2015.
List of Emergency Project
1. “Emergency flood response”
2. Education in Emergence (EiE) Project
3. Post- Earthquake School Reconstruction and Rehabilitation program
4. Disaster Risk Reduction Management
5. UN FLASH Appeal