Koshi Flood Response in Nepal (2008)

In August 2008, Nepal was hit by recurring floods that affected 42,765 persons within 7,563 households in the eastern districts of Sunsari and Saptari, following the collapse of the Koshi River embankment – Asia's largest river basin. As an emergency response, the Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) cluster, under IOM's lead, was promptly activated to provide relief assistance and protection to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Nepal area bordering India. During the project, IOM was responsible for a range of activities including site planning, information management, general coordination, and procurement, distribution of non-food items (NFI), and formation of camp management committees.