Plan International Nepal provides support for 9,000 families
Kathmandu, 26 December (2017) – Plan International Nepal has provided emergency shelter and non-food items support for 9,000 most vulnerable households affected by 2017 flood in Terai districts of Nepal.
Altogether 2,900 families in Saptari, 1,200 families in Mahottari, 2,500 families in Rauthat and 2,400 families in Sunsari benefitted by shelter and non-food items packages. The package includes a various combination of items such as tarpaulin and ropes, blanket, floor/bed foam, tarp bag and solar light.
These packages are tailored in consultation with local authorities and communities and take into consideration the changing needs of the affected communities including the harsh winter weather currently affecting the population. Selection of beneficiaries is done in close coordination with the local stakeholders in the respective districts.
The distribution prioritized the most vulnerable flood affected households. Household of excluded groups, female and adolescent headed household, and households with elderly, persons with disability, chronic illness were prioritized and eventually benefitted from this intervention.
Furthermore, households those were left-out in the initial phase of response, also benefitted from this distribution. These relief materials were distributed by Plan International Nepal in partnership with International organisation of Migration (IOM) and with funding support from UN Central Emergency Relief Fund.
Following the 2017 Terai flood, Plan International Nepal has supported rice, tarpaulin and other materials to 18,732 households in altogether eight flood affected districts.