Emergency WASH Response Program 2019
The heavy rainfall started from July 2019, has inundated the Terai region specially province no. 2 of Nepal. One hundred and 17 people died, 80 have been injured and 38 are reportedly still missing. The number of fatalities has increased following several floods and landslides across 32 Districts since the beginning of July. Furthermore, several houses have been damaged and destroyed, particularly in Rautahat, Mahottari and Siraha Districts. (ECHO, 01 Aug 2019).
Similarly a huge no of Water facilities and sanitation facilities have been affected by the flood in Province no. 2. The WASH CC also reported the cases of water borne diseases in the affected areas.
In response to this, NCV in partnership with UNICEF in Nepal is implementing the Emergency WASH response program in six districts of Province no. 2- namely- Rautahat, Sarlahi, Dhanusha, Mohottari, Siraha and Saptari.
– Capacity strengthening of local technicians, plumbers and volunteers in Water Quality test and decontamination (chlorination of Hand pumps). In order to prepare the local resources and mobilize them locally in the future emergencies.
– To know the level of water contamination (Hand pump) by the flood.
– To improve the access of safe drinking water to the flood affected community through decontamination of hand pumps and hygiene promotion.
– To improve the access to sanitation to the flood affected (ID) people.
– To rehabilitate the water structure and demonstrate the raised hand pump platform.
– To improve the hygiene behavior of the flood affected people.
– Water quality test training to the local technicians of DWSSDO and DHO in close coordination with DWSSDO and DHO.
– Training on Hand pump decontamination (chlorination) to the technicians, plumbers, local community people and volunteers.
– Mobilization of the trained human resources in water quality testing and decontamination of hand pumps.
– Rehabilitation/ Repairing of the flood affected hand pumps.
– Demonstration of raised platform hand pumps in the inundation prone areas.
– Construction of latrine for the internally displaced people by the flood.
– Hygiene promotion in the community.