Nepal: Emergency response to the floods in Southern Plain – NPL171

Massive floods and landslides triggered by incessant and torrential rains have killed 143 people, and 30 have gone missing since 13 August 2017 as of 20 August 2017, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of Nepal. Approximately 6 million people have been affected by the catastrophe. As per the initial findings till 15th of August, the number of displaced households have reached over 100,000 and is expected to rise when a complete assessment is carried out. Nepal Army alone has rescued 8,000 individuals and put them in safer places. Various I/NGOs and voluntary groups have started to respond the situation and help affected communities to meet their basic needs with various relief works.