Nepal – Landslides and Floods Displacement – Site Assessment Round 2 (October 2020)
Heavy monsoon rainfall in July 2020 triggered large scale flooding and landslides in several district across Nepal. From the onset of monsoon on 12 June until September 2020, the number of deaths due to landslides, floods and lightning has reached 363. It was reported that 317 persons were injured, and 103 persons were missing across the country. From 17 until 23 September 2020, the DTM team conducted remote assessment of 12 active sites hosting more than 2,000 individuals in three districts. Out of 29 active sites assessed during DTM round 1, only 12 sites were found to be hosting five households or more in camps or camp like settings while the remaining sites were either closed or merged as a new site.
All five sites in Gulmi assessed during round 1 had closed and four new sites were identified in Sindhupalchowk and Sankhuwasabha Districts. In the case of Jajarkot District, none of the six active sites identified during round 1 could be assessed due to disturbances in telecommunication system in the district. Since DTM round 1, the number of communities displaced by landslides has dropped by almost 61%.