Overview

35 out of 75 districts were affected by flooding and landslides due to August monsoon rains. The southern Terai region was particularly affected.  In this region, an estimated 1.7 million people were affected and 250,000 houses damaged (of which 65,000 have been destroyed). Districts in central and eastern Terai have the highest reported impacts. As a result of the flooding 450,000 people are displaced, with over 300,000 people in the affected area were in need of priority food assistance. 

INFORM measures Nepals risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster to be very high, at 5.1/10. ?

On 13 November Acaps changed the status of the crisis in Nepal to No Severity, as its compounding factors were found more related to long-term development issues than acute humanitarian ones. Developments in the country are still being monitored on a daily basis

Latest Developments

05/02: Nepal has decided to resume talks with Bhutan for the repatriation of the remaining 6,500 Bhutanese refugees in the country. WFP suspended food distribution in December, UNHCR also declared the third country resettlement program concluded. Humanitarian conditions in the two refugee camps in Jhapa are likely to deteriorate in case of a delayed agreement. ?