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ACAPS Briefing note – Nepal: Floods and landslides (16 July 2019)

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Heavy rainfall since 11 July has triggered flooding and landslides across south-eastern and central Nepal. Provinces 1, 2 and 3 are worst hit, with province 2 as the most severely affected area. An estimated 75,900 people have been displaced across the country. Shelter, WASH, health and food needs are reported. As of 16 July, 78 people have been killed, 32 people are missing, and 40 others have been injured. Flooding and landslides have blocked and damaged roads and bridges, hampering the humanitarian response.

Key findings:

  • Heavy rainfall since 11 July has triggered flooding and landslides across south-eastern and central Nepal. Provinces 1, 2 and 3 are worst hit, with province 2 as the most severely affected area.

  • An estimated 75,900 people have been displaced across the country. Shelter, WASH, health and food needs are reported.

  • Flooding and landslides have blocked and damaged roads and bridges, hampering the humanitarian response.

  • There is a particular concern for isolated rural communities who are living in hard-to-reach areas.

  • Although rains in the southeast have weakened, heavy rainfall is forecast over the central and western regions in the coming days.