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Nepal: Cold Wave - Dec 2011

Disaster types
Cold Wave

Since the last week of December 2011, the temperature in most of the areas affected by last September’s earthquake significantly dropped to close to freezing at night combined with intense snowfall in many parts of the districts. Of the total 7,746 families displaced by the earthquake across 12 districts, some 5,000 families have been suffering from extreme cold in nine districts: Taplejung, Ilam, Panchthar, Bhojpur, Sankhuwasava, Khotang, Solukhumbu, Tehrathum and Dhankuta. (IFRC, 17 Jan 2012)

The end of the winter season brought some improvement in temperatures in some districts, but it was still very low in the remote mountainous villages of Taplejung, Solukhumbu, Panchthar, and Sankhuwasava districts. Most of the displaced families were still living under their self-made temporary shelter. (IFRC, 10 Apr 2012)