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Mar 21, 2020

Save the victim affected by storm Disaster

Massive winds accompanied by hailstorms and rain struck harmful to many peoples as high speed wind tore down houses, flipped vehicles and toppled trees and electricity poles. Houses have been reduced to rubble. Trees, utility poles and even underground water pumps have been uprooted. People are facing difficulty finding food, medicine, shelter and drinking water and crops have been damaged, threatening people's livelihood. The storm has damaged hundreds of houses, electric pylons, while uprooted trees have obstructed the roads and highways.

Many People houses are damaged and destroyed so that they are cooking food in public place or in open place due to loses of kitchen room and houses. They couldn't afford to  buy gas cylinder or new technology for cooking food. They are cooking food on the fires pump, homemade stove which produces lot of smokes and very difficult for cooking food. These cooking practices are inefficient, use fuel woods and technologies  that produce high level of air and smoke pollution witha range of health damaging pollutants, including small soot particles that penetrate into the lungs. Because of these traditional practices of cooking(cooking from the use of fuel wood) needs more kg of fuel wood, more time taking for cooking and smoke pollution for cooker and children resulting respiratory diseases. Exposure is particularly high among women and young children, who spend the most time near the domestic health.

MRC Nepal has been organized 2 events training where 18 female and 7 male   in 1st slot and 20 female and 5 male in 2nd slot participated in portable cook stove training. The trainings were facilitated by MRC staff. Awareness raising, capacity building, increase access to concerned offices, coping mechanism and disaster risk reduction measures were the topics dealt in the training. Government provisions for such victims also informed in the training. Safe guard measures in such conditions were also taught in the training. Women and children are more vulnerable so family members and other neighbors should give special attention to save from vulnerability. Facilitator interacted on this issue too. Disaster may happen any time so participants are aware on different type of disaster.

Coordination with service providers also made for the effective implementation of activity.

Feb 12, 2020

Project Report of Minimize indoor smoke pollution

Achievement:

PCS -1 distribution

MRC Nepal imparted 1 day training on minimizing indoor pollution in 2 slots in Chitwan district where 49 persons including 35 women participated in the training. How preventive measures can be used and how it affects in human life specially women and children were focused.There was active participation of participants.

A total of 20 forest user group members including 15 female had participated plantation program on 28 January 2020. 100 bamboo seedlings were planted aiming to control soil erosion and increase income.

Main Activity Progress

1 Activities: Distribution of portable cook stove-1

Date and Venue:  December, 2019 to February, 2020 in Makwanpur, Chitwon, Tanahun and Bara Districts.

Objective of the activity: Minimize the indoor smoke pollution

Remarks:   

Activities : Increase awareness among the community people towards adopting the environment friendly technology for cooking


Date and Venue: 

December, 2019 to February, 2020 in Makwanpur, Chitwon, Tanahun and Bara Districts.

Objective of the activity: Increase awareness among the community people towards adopting the environment friendly technology for cooking

Jan 13, 2020

Save the life of flood in nepal

Since the end of June 2019, large areas of Nepal have experienced moderate to heavy rainfall coinciding with the onset of the annual monsoon season. Heavy rainfall since 11 July has caused flooding and landslides in southeast and central Nepal, affecting provinces 1, 2 and 3. Province 2, located in the lowlands of the Terai region, seems to be particularly affected with about 80 percent of the land inundated .It is unclear how many people are affected. However, across the country, an estimated 75,900 people are temporarily displaced. As of 16 July, 78 people have been killed and 40 others have been injured. At least 32 people are missing . Since the start of the rains, 75 landslides and 54 flood events occurred across the country. The monsoon rains have inundated low-lying towns and villages. Embankments have started to erode by rain-fed rivers, putting houses in nearby settlements at risk of flooding. Landslides and flooding have caused significant damages to road infrastructure, mainly in rural areas. The government issued a flood warning for the Kankai, Koshi, Tamor, Bagmati, Kamala, East Rapti watersheds in east and central Nepal. It is unclear how many houses have been destroyed by the flooding and landslides. At least 16,500 households, or 75,900 individuals (household size: 4.6), are displaced.

Vulnerable groups affected Poor rural communities: Farmers are particularly vulnerable to climate shocks, such as flooding. Previous floods in Nepal have disproportionately affected rural communities which are harder for humanitarian actors to reach, and may become cut off as a result of roads and bridges becoming obstructed by landslides . Socially excluded groups and minorities: Members of marginalized minority groups such as the Dalits face an elevated underlying level of vulnerability, and are likely to be affected particularly acutely by flooding. Past experience from floods in Nepal have shown that marginalized groups are at risk of being overlooked by emergency response efforts Humanitarian and operational constraints Damages to roads and bridges are hindering the access to affected communities. Major highways, including the ones connecting to the capital, have been completely or partially obstructed hampering the supply of emergency services to the southern plains. Bad weather is hindering helicopter operations. Access constraints can be expected for isolated rural communities.

 

Response capacity Local and national response capacity National, provincial, and local governments are all involved in disaster response efforts in Nepal. At the national level, the Ministry of Home Affairs plays an important role in coordinating the response efforts of different humanitarian actors. The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) is responsible for managing early warning mechanisms and monitoring the level of rainfall in flood prone

A total of 76 people have participated in 3 slots training. In mean time 30 cook stoves have been supported. The topics related to disaster were dealt in the training. How to response, vulnerability assessment, hazard situation, underlying risks, capacity needed to cope with, emergency response, relief support, recovery mechanisms, initiation for rehab and reconstruction, mitigation measures and preparedness were main contents of the training. From the part of government of Nepal has initiated policies, plan and program to address the problem which is not enough to cover all. What sorts of policies and strategies government have that also informed for the participants.

See the attachment below for the reference of training  material.

 
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