Joining hands for post-flood recovery:The Government of China has partnered w/UNDP to provide $4m to over 31,800 flood-affected HHS in Nepal’s Terai region
18 January, 2018
The Government of the People’s Republic of China has partnered with UNDP Nepal to provide US$ four million to support recovery efforts in Nepal’s Terai region affected by one of the worst floods in recent history. The assistance provided under the framework of the Chinese South South Cooperation Assistance Fund, will reach 31,800 households in Sunsari, Saptari, Sarlahi, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Rautahat and Parsa districts of Provinces 1 and 2.
This assistance comes in response to the extensive damage and displacement caused by the 2017 floods in the country’s south. In August last year, the Terai experienced the heaviest rainfall recorded in the past 60 years, resulting in widespread flooding across 35 districts, taking the lives of 134 people, destroying over 43,000 houses, partially damaging 192,000 houses, and displacing tens of thousands of people. Over 80 percent of land in the southern Terai region was inundated. A post-flood assessment conducted by the Government of Nepal found that 1.7 million people were affected by the disaster.
To learn more visit UNDP Nepal's official website here