Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has allocated $30,000 from its disaster response fund to provide shelter to the flood-affected in the southern parts of Nepal.
Also, it will distribute around 17 tonnes of medical aid contributed by Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health, at a total cost of $550,000, in support of the medical sector of Nepal.
Once the disaster was reported, QRCS activated its Disaster Management Information Center (DMIC) to start assessment, updating, and data gathering, in preparation for a comprehensive relief intervention plan to meet the most urgent needs of the
In the monsoon season, Nepal has been swept by strong floods and consequent severe landslides. Initial statistics indicate 111 killed, 21 missing, dozens wounded, more than 9,000 families affected, and 1,200 houses totally or partly damaged.
At the same time, the landslides blocked main roads and destroyed many bridges, which resulted in besieging thousands of families in the stricken areas and making it difficult to deliver relief aid to them.
According to Nepal’s Natural Disaster Rescue Committee, there are nearly 2,000 towns affected by floods and landslides. Most of these populations are at risk of displacement, as their homes were largely ruined, amid continued heavy rainfall for weeks to come.
Early assessment processes are still in progress by QRCS personnel in the plagued areas, in coordination with local partners, especially in the isolated areas.
International humanitarian organisations and national authorities in Nepal expect a quick rise in the numbers of injuries and deaths.
QRCS volunteers distributing aid.