Floods in Southern Plains, Nepal

16th August 2017

On the morning of Sunday the 13 August 2017, the 18 districts in the southern plains in Nepal, were struck by floods due to continuous torrential rainfall. The Nepal government has reported 115 deaths, 38 missing, and approximately 6 million people being directly affected by the floods. Land in the southern plains are heavily populated and is known as an agricultural farming land. Almost all of the cultivated crops and agriculture farming lands have been affected by the current floods. Livestock has also been affected by the floods. This has also meant the loss of livelihoods.