The disaster risk reduction aspects highlighted in this issue serve to depict the manner in which leading countries, including India, have addressed and mitigated different disasters in the past and the lessons learned. The aim of this issue is to bring innovative ideas to AMCDRR in order to accelerate regional implementation and monitoring. By active hosting of AMCDRR India will renew its commitment to the Sendai Framework and pursue a resilient and sustainable future for all citizens.
This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the third quarter of 2016 (July to September). The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.
Tropical Cyclone “KYANT” (previously named “THREE”) formed over the mid-eastern Bay of Bengal on 21 October. It then started moving west-northwest over the Bay of Bengal towards eastern India, strengthening. On 26 October at 6.00 UTC its center was located approx. 560 km east of Kakinada city (Andhra Pradesh State, India) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 93 km/h (Tropical Storm).
Tropical Cyclone KYANT (previously named THREE) continued moving west-northwest over the Bay of Bengal towards eastern India, intensifying. On 26 October at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 572 km east of Visakhapatnam city (Andhra Pradesh State, India) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 93 km/h (Tropical Storm).
Sub: Cyclonic storm ‘KYANT’ over central Bay of Bengal
The cyclonic storm ‘KYANT’ over eastcentral Bay of Bengal moved further westsouthwestwards in past 06 hours with speed 18 kmph and lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of 26th October, 2016 over central Bay of Bengal, near Latitude 16.5º N and Longitude 88.0º E, 450 km southeast of Gopalpur, 520 km east-southeast of Vishakhapatnam and 730 km east-northeast of Machilipatnam. It is most likely to move west-southwestwards towards westcentral Bay of Bengal during next 72 hours.
INDIA - TC THREE
TC THREE formed over the east-central Bay of Bengal on 21 October. It then started moving west-northwest over the Bay of Bengal towards eastern India, strengthening. On 25 October at 0.00 UTC its center was located approx. 868 km east of Visakhapatnam city (Andhra Pradesh State, India) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 65 km/h (Tropical Storm).
Ashok Pradhan | TNN | Updated: Oct 25, 2016, 10:43 IST
The Met department has predicted that the cyclone could result in wind speed above 100 km an hour in coastal districts.
Special relief commissioner Pradipta Mohapatra on Monday said the government was in constant touch with India Meteorological Department (IMD) to keep track of the cyclone. "We have asked collectors of the coastal districts to remain alert," he added.
**Sub: Cyclonic storm ‘KYANT’ over eastcentral Bay of Bengal **
The cyclonic storm ‘KYANT’ over eastcentral Bay of Bengal moved further westnorthwestwards in past 06 hours with speed 15 kmph and lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of 25 th October, 2016 over eastcentral Bay of Bengal, near Latitude 17.1º N and Longitude 90.9º E, about 630 km north-northwest of Port Blair, 680 km south-southeast of Gopalpur and 815 km east of Vishakhapatnam.
The system is very likely to move west to west-southwestwards towards westcentral Bay of Bengal during next 72 hours.
Asia: Catching the wave of success
As the highest performing region under the Millennium Development Goals, Asia has much to shout about. Among other notable achievements, poverty has been slashed by more than two-thirds, great strides have been made in the delivery of healthcare, and primary school enrolments have surged.
The results are remarkable for a continent that is the largest on earth and home to more than half the world’s population.
It has been a difficult year for the global campaign to eradicate polio. In August, two new wild polio cases were reported in Nigeria, which accounted for half of the global count in 2012 yet had not recorded a single wild polio incident since July 2014. It was a year away from being certified polio-free by the World Health Organization.
Instances of internal displacement caused by conflict, violence, and disasters between 6 - 19 October
Time of issue: 1430 hours IST Dated: 24.10.2016
Sub: Deep Depression over eastcentral Bay of Bengal
The deep depression over eastcentral Bay of Bengal slightly moved northwards and lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of 24th October, 2016 over eastcentral Bay of Bengal, near Latitude 16.5º N and Longitude 93.2º E, about 540 km north-northeast of Port Blair and 320 km west-southwest of Yangon.
Geneva, 19 October 2016 – The World Meteorological Organization is forecasting that the weather over large parts of the world will be influenced by cool-neutral to weak La Niña conditions over the coming few months.
IN 2015, ACTION AGAINST HUNGER’S GLOBAL NETWORK SERVED 14.9 MILLION PEOPLE IN 47 COUNTRIES.
By Jency Samuel
CHENNAI, India, Oct 19 2016 (IPS) - “The rain was our nemesis as well as our saviour,” says Kanniappan, recalling the first week of December 2015 when Chennai was flooded.
“Kind neighbours let us stay in the upper floors of their houses as the water levels rose. The rainwater was also our only source of drinking water,” he added.
Emblematic megacities address the threats of climate change to their water-related needs