The government of Nepal has formed a special committee for the management of the current floods and landslides. During large-scale disasters such as this, the government provides food assistance. The government is also responsible for providing land to those who have become landless. In general, the government does not distribute relief items, but concentrates on rescue activities and the clearing of roads.
Thousands of people in the mountainous kingdom of Nepal are struggling to recover from damage inflicted by severe floods and landslides caused by heavy monsoon rains earlier this summer.
Over the past three months Nepal has suffered extensive flooding and a series of landslides that have caused widespread loss of human life and property across 72 of the Himalayan Kingdom's 75 districts. According to government estimates, 144 people have been killed and over 10,000 families have been directly affected by the disaster.
Government of Japan 2000/08/15
On Friday, August 18, the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency grant aid of 300,000 US dollars to the Government of the Kingdom of Nepal, which has suffered seriously from a nationwide flood.
Landslides that have blocked the busiest road link with Nepal's capital this week have fueled food shortages and rising prices. Government officials said it would take about two weeks to remove the mud and rocks blocking the Prithvi Highway, linking Kathmandu to other parts of Nepal.
OCHA Situation Report No. 1 2000/08/15
The Nepalese Government has made available NPR 14.1 million (approximately USD 0.2 million) from its Central Disaster Relief Fund to the District Disaster Relief Committees for distribution to the victims. So far, the Government has managed the response to the disaster and no request for international assistance has been received by OCHA.
At least seven people have been reported killed in Nepal in the last 24 hours by floods, landslides and related disease, bringing the total to die in this year's monsoon rains to 110.