Nepal floods and landslides

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South Asia
Tue, 15/08/2017

The worst monsoon rains in 15 years have triggered flooding and landslides in 27 of Nepal's 75 districts, with large-scale impacts on lives, livelihoods and infrastructure. According to officials, 111 people are known have lost their lives so far. The
Government of Nepal Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) is leading the response and estimates that hundreds of thousands of people have been affected. Many areas are currently inaccessible.

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) has requested the activation of the European Commission Copernicus Emergency Mapping Service (Copernicus EMS) for the floods in Nepal.

UNOOSA has also requested the activation of the International Charter Space and Major Disasters on behalf of the UN Resident Coordinator's (UNRC) office in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The project management for this activation is assumed by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office. UN-SPIDER recently conducted a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Nepal to promote the use of space based information disaster management and emergency response amongst relevant agencies, such as the MoHA National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC), which are intersted in using Earth observation to support the current relief
efforts. UN-SPIDER is facilitating communication among stakeholders to ensure they have access to relevant space based information to support their efforts.


Links to data, maps and situational information



Date Area Map type Map source
14 August 2017 Nepal Map of monsoon-affected districts Office of the Resident Coordinator in Nepal
16 August 2017 Bardya district Nepal Map of water-logged area International Charter
16 August 2017 Saptari district Nepal Map of water-logged area International Charter
16 August 2017 Morang and Sunsari districts Nepal Flood inudation map International Charter
17 August 2017 Part of Saptari district Nepal Map of water-logged area International Charter
17 August 2017 Part of Saptari district Nepal Map of water-logged area International Charter
17 August 2017 Sunsari and Morang districts Nepal Map of water-logged area International Charter
17 August 2017 Part of Nepal and India Map showing water bodies (river and flooded area) International Charter
18 August 2017 Part of Dhangadhi area of Kailali district Nepal Map showing water-logged area International Charter
18 August 2017 Dhangadhi area of Kailali district Nepal Map showing water-logged area International Charter
20 August 2017 Part of Banke and Bardiya district of Nepal, and Uttar Pradesh state of India Map showing water bodies (river and flooded area) International Charter
20 August 2017 Part of Banke and Bardiya district of Nepal, and Uttar Pradesh state of India Map showing water bodies (river and flooded area) International Charter
21 August 2017 Part of Bara, Rautahat and Sarlahi districts of Nepal, and Bihar state of India Map showing water bodies (river and flooded area) International Charter
22 August 2017 Saptari district of Nepal Pre, during and post analysis of water extent International Charter
23 August 2017 Itahari town, in Sunsari and Morang Districts, Nepal. Flood detection in the vicinity International Charter
25 August 2017 Morong district of Nepal Pre, during and post analysis of water extent International Charter
25 August 2017 Bardiya district of Nepal Pre, during and post analysis of water extent International Charter
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