Development partners show concern over relief distribution
Development partners expressed their serious concern over distribution of relief package for flood and landslide victims in different parts of the country.
In a meeting with minister for Commerce and Supplies Sunil Bahadur Thapa today, they also drew the attention of the government toward early resettlement of people displaced by landslides and floods.
Floods and landslides in different parts of the country have affected 130,428 peoples of 23,154 families, informed Thapa, who is a member of the relief distribution cell.
According to him, some 7,431 houses were fully damaged, while some 19,679 were partially damaged. Likewise, some 93 people have been killed and 112 are missing, he said, adding that floods and landslides have damaged 35,804 hectares of arable land.
The recent floods and landslides affected 17 districts – Banke, Bardiya, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Siraha, Rautahat, Dang, Sindhupalchok, Ramechhap, Achham, Bajhang, Darchula, Baitadi, Lamjung, Gorkha and Kaski – across the country.
Representative of United Nations Nepal office Jamie Megoldrick, ambassador of the European Union to Nepal Ransje Teerink and representatives from USAID and DFID were present in the meeting, where Thapa informed the government’s effort to provide relief to victims at the earliest.
According to him, the government has been providing food, necessary medicine, blankets and mattress to the victims.