Multi-Agency Flood Impact Assessment Koshi River Flood, Nepal


The report has mentioned the estimation of number of people displaced in Sunsari and Saptari, their religion, shelter situation, health condition and household food security caused due to Koshi river flood. The floods in Sunsari and Saptari, displacing approximately 66,500 people, have highlighted critical challenges. Of those affected, 42 percent have Indian origins, and about one-third are Muslim, with 18 percent being Dalit. Shelter conditions are dire, as camps are overcrowded and poorly maintained, lacking adequate protection against the weather. Urgent needs include cooking fuel, and displaced individuals heavily burden hosting families, with only 15 percent receiving humanitarian assistance. The floods caused significant losses in housing, livelihoods, and assets. Particularly vulnerable are households in spontaneous camps or with host families, where severe coping strategies are prevalent. Acute malnutrition among children under 5 is at 13 percent, and one-third are at risk. The floods have also driven up commodity prices, further challenging people's access to food.





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