Nepal experienced incessant rainfall from August 11 to 14, 2017, resulting in widespread floods across 35 of the country’s 77 districts. Several districts experienced the heaviest rainfall in over 60 years. This led to the inundation of about 80 percent of the land in substantial parts of the Terai region. More than 190,000 houses were destroyed or partially damaged, displacing tens of thousands of people and rendering many homeless. Household assets and food grains were damaged and the affected communities faced shortage of food, water and non-food items. Many suffered infections from contaminated water.
The Post Flood Recovery Needs Assessment (PFR-NA) presents an objective basis for recovery planning as well as measures for reducing future risks. The objective of the Assessment is to estimate the impact of the 2017 floods that affected the Terai region and to identify medium-term recovery needs.
An overarching strategy has been prepared for the recovery programme covering all sectors. In view of poverty and vulnerability that characterizes the life of people in the Terai region, a Resilience Framework has also been developed. The framework presents a long-term approach to reducing risks and vulnerabilities in this risk-prone region.