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The 2014 Rainfall Season: South and East Asia

Highlights

• The dominant feature of the 2014 season across East Asia so far has been widespread rainfall deficits that led to delayed starts of the growing season across vast areas of the continent.

• Conditions were worst around mid July, followed by a general improvement, which still left moderate rainfall deficits as the predominant pattern. SE Pakistan has been the worst affected area, in particular for livelihoods dependent on rainfed agriculture and pastoral resources.

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Cómo desarrollar programas eficaces de recuperación tras desastres: Lecciones de países vulnerables

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World Bank

TITULARES DE ARTÍCULOS

  • Una mejor reconstrucción después de un desastre natural tiene relación con la calidad de las nuevas estructuras y también con la participación de las comunidades, especialmente los pobres y vulnerables.

  • Formular planes de restauración antes de que ocurra una catástrofe puede ayudar a las personas y las comunidades a recuperarse más rápido y proteger los avances en materia de desarrollo.

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Comment mettre au point des programmes de reconstruction efficaces après une catastrophe ? En s’inspirant de l’expérience d’autres pays vulnérables

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World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Après une catastrophe, l’enjeu est de construire mieux, ce qui signifie bâtir des structures plus solides mais aussi faire participer les collectivités concernées, en particulier les populations pauvres et vulnérables.

  • La mise en place de plans d’action avant qu’une catastrophe ne survienne permet aux populations et aux collectivités de rebondir ensuite plus rapidement et de préserver les progrès accomplis sur le plan du développement.

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Violence against Women and Girls: Lessons from South Asia

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World Bank

A new report documents the dynamics of violence against women across the life cycle, and analyzes the societal factors that drive perpetrators to commit such acts in the region.

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Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Bangladesh: Floods Emergency Appeal n° MDRBD014

Over 340,000 people were forced from their homes and 34,000 houses were destroyed. IFRC launched a $2.3 million appeal to help the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society provide humanitarian assistance to 97,000 people.

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Bangladesh + 3 others
Floods in South Asia

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Oxfam

Millions of people across South Asia have been affected by the massive floods of August and September 2014.

Donate online now to Oxfam's Disaster Response Fund. This ensures that Oxfam can quickly respond wherever and whenever the need is greatest.

Bangladesh

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Floods leave a trail of destruction in rural Bangladesh

Published: 14 September 2014 22:21 CET

By Himadri Ahsan, IFRC

When the Dhorola River – a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra – flooded Jatrapur union in the north-eastern district of Kurigram, Red Crescent volunteers had no choice but to start search-and-rescue and relief operation using log boats made from banana trees strung together. “We haven’t seen floods like this in years,” says Shawon, Bangladesh Red Crescent Youth Chief in Kurigram.

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Pakistan + 3 others
Christian Aid launches appeal to help flood victims in South Asia

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Christian Aid

12 September 2014 - Christian Aid has launched an appeal to help victims of severe floods across four countries in South Asia - India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal – that have so far claimed an estimated 500 lives.

More than 8.5 million people in total have been affected – some two million of them forced to flee their homes. With the situation worsening by the day, the flooding is expected to be the worst to hit the region for 60 years.

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South Asia to get new drought monitoring tool

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AlertNet

The tool, which will incorporate satellite photos, meteorological data, details of ground moisture measurements and crop-yield data, should be available for use by next April.

AlertNet:



For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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Ten years after 2004 Tsunami, successful exercise demonstrates the efficiency of Indian Ocean Warning System

The Tsunami Warning System established under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO in the Indian Ocean following the December 2004 disaster is functioning effectively. This was demonstrated in a simulation exercise conducted on 9 and 10 September 2014, with the participation of 24 countries of the Indian Ocean Rim*.

According to the preliminary results of the simulated alert, all of the participating countries received timely tsunami advisory messages, and no delays were reported.

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Improving Children’s Lives, Transforming the Future – 25 years of child rights in South Asia

New York, 11 September 2014 – According to a new UNICEF report released today there has been progress in the health and well-being of children in South Asia over the last 25 years, but glaring inequalities remain.

"More than 2 million children in South Asia die from preventable causes before their fifth birthday ever year and more than 35 percent of the region's children have chronic malnutrition,” said Karin Hulshof, Regional Director for UNICEF in South Asia.

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Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Bulletin January - June 2014

The first six months of 2014 saw the most intense and highest number of storms in Asia and the Pacific compared to the same period over the last five years. Over 31 million people were affected by 58 natural disasters.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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DMIC Situation Report on Countrywide Inundation - 11 September 2014

Highlights

RAINFALL AND RIVER SITUATION SUMMARY AS ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2014.

 The Brahmaputra is in rising trend while Jamuna, Ganges-Padma and Meghna are in falling trend.

 The Brahmaputra-Jamuna may likely to rise whereas Ganges-Padma & Meghna may continue to fall in next 72 hours.

 The rivers around Dhaka City (Buriganga, Balu, Turag and Tongi Khal) may continue to fall in next 72 hours.

 In following 2 stations, water is flowing above their respective danger levels recorded today at 06.00 AM.