Since 18 July, continuous heavy rainfall affected several areas of northern, central and eastern China triggering floods and landslides. As of 21 July, around 10.5 million people were affected in eight provinces (including Shanxi, Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Liaoning, Shandong, Henan, and Inner Mongolia). An estimated 337,000 people were temporarily relocated due to floods.
GUWAHATI/ITANAGAR: The flood situation continued to remain grim in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday. One more person died and over six lakh people have been affected in Assam while over 100 families in Arunachal were rendered homeless.
Flood situation continues to be grim in parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh; Metrological Department issues heavy to very heavy rainfall alert in many regions of Uttrakhand for the next 72 hours; rescue and relief operation underway in flood-affected areas.
The flood situation has worsened in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh as new areas have been inundated in the two states.
Several rivers including the Brahmaputra are flowing above the danger mark in Assam, where deluge has affected nearly three lakh people in about 500 villages spread over 9 districts.
As per information received from the government sources nearly 2,90,880 people are affected in 9 districts of Assam due to the incessant rainfall. The water levels of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries are flowing above the danger level in many districts. The situation has turned critical in Bongaigaon District with 84,518, Jorhat District with 75,835, Golaghat District 74,880 and in Dhemaji Didtrict with 43,404 populations being affected. As per information received from local news channels about 50% of Kaziranga National Park is under flood water.
SRINAGAR: Two more people died in India-held Kashmir on Friday, police said, as anti-India protests and clashes with government forces persisted despite a strict curfew in place for a 14th straight day.
One man died from injuries suffered earlier and another man died in fresh firing, said a police officer.
Authorities tried to prevent protests by barring people from Friday prayers in most of the big mosques but they prayed in small neighbourhood mosques instead, and the protests and clashes began afterwards.
22 juillet 2016 – Le Département de l'appui aux missions (DAM) a annoncé vendredi avoir lancé un nouveau programme obligatoire de formation en ligne pour prévenir les abus sexuels commis par des membres du personnel des Nations Unies, et avoir reçu des fonds pour venir en aide aux victimes de tels actes.
22 July 2016 – The United Nations department providing logistical support to field missions announced today the launch of a new mandatory online programme for all uniformed and civilian personnel to strengthen training on the standards of conduct, with a special focus on sexual exploitation and abuse.
The programme is part of the UN's wider effort to implement a series of corrective and preventive measures, following a number of allegations of such misconduct, including within the ranks of its peacekeepers.
As per the information received from government as well as from local news papers about 1,80,716 people are affected by flood in 7 districts of Assam as per information received from ASDMA on 21st July 2016. The situation has turned crititical in Bongaigaon District as reported in local news papers. Among the worst affected districts include Golaghat with 86,306 population being affected and Jorhat District with 53,127 population.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 17 - 23 July 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever, influenzas A(H5N1) and A(H7N9) and Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea.
Abdul Gani | TNN | Jul 19, 2016, 08.45 AM IST
Guwahati: Assam has seen no respite in the flood situation with only slight improvement in some areas on Monday. Over one-and-a-half lakh people have been affected by floods in six districts Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Morigaon, Dhemaji, Jorhat and Sivasagar.
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• Severe weather, including heavy rain, thunderstorms, hail and TC NEPARTAK, has continued to affect several areas of the country over the past month causing more floods and landslides.
• According to national authorities, as of 19 July, the death toll due to the recent floods and landslides, has reached 295 people, 47 are still missing, over 499 200 have been evacuated and over 536 500 buildings have been partially damaged or destroyed in several provinces of the country.
The spell of heavy rains continues in northern states with Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh reporting fresh rain-related deaths. Incessant rains over the past two days in eastern Rajasthan have led to a flood-like situation in the region and severed road connectivity to many areas.
Heavy rains also lashed the national capital, bringing down the maximum temperature, which was recorded at 32.9 degrees Celsius.
The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.
1. CENTRAL WATER COMMISSION (DAILY WATER LEVELS AND FORECASTS FOR LEVEL FORECAST SITES)
According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 18/07/2016, there is no Unprecedented, High flood site in the country. However, 10 Moderate flood sites have been reported in Assam, Bihar & Uttar Pradesh.
i) River Beki at Beki Road Bridge, District-Barpeta, Assam is flowing at 45.22 m against danger level 45.01 m with Falling Trend.
ii) River Brahmaputra at Dhubri District- Dhubri, Assam is flowing at 26.68 m against danger level 28.62 m with Rising Trend.
A. SITUATION REPORT
Incessant rains have hit the people hard in Uttrakhand that continued to pound the state causing most rivers to breach its bench mark where rivers like Saryu, Sharda, Gauri and Bhagirathi are flowing above danger mark while Alaknanda and Mandakini could breach the danger mark anytime. It was reported that over 900 pilgrim were standard on char dham yatra route at different point due to the incessant rain triggered by landslide blocking vehicular movement.