Appeal for Immediate Rescue, Relief and Compensation
Different parts of Nepal have been affected due to the onset of rain caused by unseasonal monsoon. One hundred and one deaths, 37 disappearances, destruction of 78 houses, 16 sheds, six bridges, one school and three government offices have been recorded due to landslides and floods in different parts of the country. Also, 186 cattle have died, 1,188 families have been displaced and food crops worth millions have been submerged. Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) would like to express grief and compassion towards those suffering due to the disaster occurred because of the unseasonal rainfall. According to the preliminary data of the police, 2,232 houses had drowned during this period.
During the time of grief, INSEC urges the Government of Nepal, Province and Local Governments and all concerned authorities to immediately come together to support the families of the deceased and the victims. We also request social organizations, experts and concerned stakeholders to work for the preparation and response to reduce the risk of such incidents happening repeatedly. We strongly demand the Government of Nepal to ensure rescue, relief and compensation by mobilizing all three levels of government in the time of disaster.
INSEC also strongly demands immediate and long term relief to the farmers who have suffered loss of crops and livestock. We would like to draw the attention of all three levels of government to make arrangements for mandatory insurance of crops and livestock. INSEC would like to draw the attention of the government to build a grass-root level mechanism for reducing risk in any kind of disaster/calamities that might occur and to adopt a policy for prompt response in such situation.
Dr. Indira Shrestha