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Nepal: Flood: 2000/08 Country Information on DRR

Period 2000/08
Country or District Nepal
Event Type Flood
Outline Floods and landslides caused by Monsoon has brought serious damage in the 72 districts out of the 75 districts. 144 people have been killed, 70 injured, and in all 8,630 families have been affected. 2,766 houses have been destroyed. The total property loss to date is estimated at over NPR 440 million (approximately USD 6.3 million).
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
IFRC 2000/10/20
More than 50,000 people have been affected by floods and landslides in almost all parts of Nepal since the beginning of the monsoon in May. The death toll in Nepal has been estimated at 144 people. A further 250 people have died of encephalitis as a result of the flood waters.

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IFRC 2000/10/20
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.

IFRC 2000/10/05
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.

IFRC 2000/10/02
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.

AFP 2000/08/17
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.

AFP 2000/08/14
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.

Government of Nepal 2000/08/25
Floods and landslides in various areas has caused serious damage since June.

Government of Nepal 2000/08/25
Floods and landslides caused by Monsoon has brought heavy damage to the public property.