Human Rights Organizations Urged Government for Arrangement of Fire Victims Through Press Release

  May 1, 2024 By: INSEC

Human Rights Organizations including Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) urged all three levels of government to provide immediate relief to the victims of the intense fire through a press release on 30 April. The  fire took place on 24 April in Jaralhawa, Matihani Municipality-6 and Muslim Tole.

The incident was monitored by organizations including INSEC Madhesh Province, Advocacy Forum, National Human Rights Commission, WOREC Dhanusha, Mukti Nepal, Siraha, Third Alliance, Women for Human Rights Single Women Group on 26 April. Subsequently, these human rights organizations affiliated to human rights jointly issued a press release on 30 April.

In the press release it is stated that the fire had completely damaged 94 households, partially damaged nine houses and caused loss of property worth Rs 1,62,85000. Similarly, the press release also states that 103 families have suffered from the fire and the stationeries including books of the children have been destroyed due to which they are deprived of education. Similarly, the fire that started from a straw pile at 12 in the afternoon was brought under control at 7 in the evening.  Although there were no human casualties, the houses in Muslim and Hatta tole were completely burnt to ashes. Additionally, more than 125 houses and cattle homes with seven cattles were burnt.

Furthermore, the press release has drawn the attention of the Municipalities and ward level disaster risk management committee  to be prepared for the occurrence of such natural calamities and make plans regarding the reduction of such disasters in coming days.

INSEC Madhesh Province Office