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DiMaNN - Coordination and Communication Desk, Bara and Field Visit

Location

Bara, Nepal

Timeline

April 2019

DiMaNN with member networks DPNet, NCDMC and other stakeholders successfully established ‘Coordination and Communication Desk' in Bara District. With this, the desk came into function from 2nd April 2019 just a day after the destructive storm hit Bara and Parsa district. The desk has done observing, analyzing and updating the situation. From the coordination and communication desk Bara reported that various stakeholders including Government Official, Political parties, Business Entrepreneurs, NGO/INGOs are involving in a relief operation. Also, at the same time, DiMaNN central office sent Mr, Durga Nanda Chaudhary, Excutive member of DiMaNN and team in order to observe the situation of Bara Parsa more closely. Team of DiMaNN involve in following activities:

 

1. Field observation

2. Informal interview in effected area

3. Relief distribution Management in Bharbalia Community of Feta VDC

4. 100 kg fruits distribution

Similarly, another joint effort of DiMaNN with DPNet, NCDMC received following information in Day 2 by coordination and communication Desk, Bara.

 

1. Non-resident Nepalese Association (NRN) has also started distributing relief to the affected people.

2. As Bharbaliya and Porainiya are severely affected areas, most of the relief materials distributors are focusing in these areas.

3. Our coordination desk requested concerned stakeholders including Chief District Officer to coordinate effectively to distribute relief materials homogeneously in all affected area. Desk also requests all stakeholders to consult with DAO officials and local government before distributing relief materials to make sure that all affected families are getting relief materials in justifiable way.

4. Security forces have begun to make temporary houses for the affected people. Today, they are working with the Red Cross team. One hundred and fifty tarpaulins sent by Nepal Red cross have already been reached there and the three hundred pieces of tarpaulins sent by the government are likely to reach.

5. Generators have been placed in various places to light the night and recharge communication devices like cellphone.

6. Tarpaulins are being compiled from the organizations of different districts, UNICEF, Nepal Red Cross Society.

7. Government of Province 3 has decided to help Rs. 10 million for the construction of housing for the storm affected areas.

8. The province assembly of Province 3 has decided to help the affected people by supporting a salary of three days.

9. The provincial government has formed a High-Level Committee to study the loss caused by the wind storm.

10. The cabinet has also decided to mobilize DDMC to provide immediate medicines, food grains, tarpaulins, medicines and treatment services for the management of the disaster.

11. The central government has decided that it will provide modern gas stove and solar panels in the affected areas immediately.

12. The provincial government of province 2 has decided to build a pre-fabricated house within 4 months for the affected families.

13. The Ministry of Health and Population has deployed the special team to monitor the treatment of injured people in the affected area.