Continuing El Niño drives increased food insecurity across many regions
- CENTRAL WATER COMMISSION (DAILY WATER LEVELS AND FORECASTS FOR LEVEL FORECAST SITES)
According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 05th October, 2015, there is no High/Moderate flood site in the country.
By South Asia correspondent James Bennett
India is the in grip of its worst dengue fever outbreak in years, with more than 6,500 confirmed cases and at least 25 deaths in the capital New Delhi so far this season.
Across India, wards normally reserved for surgery are crammed with men, women and children battling the potentially fatal mosquito-borne virus.
Thousands of cases have overloaded the city's hospitals.
There is also a growing number of fatalities and allegations authorities have been slow to respond with tragic consequences.
Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda has directed the officials of the Health Ministry to develop a mechanism to address the patients’ detail at the central level, which will help to remove the discrepancies in data of dengue cases and other related information. He said as the data currently generated by the national programme and the state government are highly variable, there is a need for a pragmatic system to collect accurate data. Data quality also needs to be monitored and assessed periodically, he stressed.
The Bahamas, Bermuda - Tropical Cyclone JOAQUIN
• Hurricane JOAQUIN is moving off the coast of Bermuda, as a Category 1 Hurricane. Previously it affected several Caribbean islands with heavy rains and winds, causing floods in the Bahamas and killing one person in Haiti.
• Over the next 24 h it is forecast to move north-east over the Atlantic Ocean, away from Bermuda, weakening.
By Patrick Fuller and Kate Marshall, IFRC
In recent months Red Cross health workers and community volunteers across Asia have been playing a vital role supporting health services in many countries across the region struggling to cope with major outbreaks of dengue fever. Thousands of people have been struck down by the sometimes lethal illness which is spread by the aedes aegypti mosquito. In the past six months Malaysia recorded over 80,000 recorded cases while India, Philippines, Viet Nam and Sri Lanka are all experiencing major spikes in the disease.
La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en septembre. Malgré les bonnes pluies et les conditions écologiques favorables, seule une reproduction limitée a été détectée jusqu’à présent dans le nord du Sahel d’Afrique de l’ouest. Cependant, les effectifs acridiens augmentent progressivement et il se peut qu’il y ait davantage de criquets que ceux observés lors des prospections.
Access closures along the Nepal-India border and ongoing political unrest in the Terai region has constrained delivery of daily supplies and winterization materials. An estimated 81,000 households living in high altitude areas are at risk if winterization goods are not delivered within the next few weeks. In 120 displacement sites hosting some 59,000 people, about 85% of shelter, are not suitable for the coming winter. Fuel rationing has limited operations and aid.
Subodh Varma,TNN | Oct 3, 2015, 12.23 AM IST
There is more to this year's rainfall deficit than meets the eye. After the monsoon was officially declared over on September 30, 17 of the country's 36 weather subdivisions had received deficient or scanty rainfall. That's about 39% of the country's area, home to over 66 crore people, nearly half the country's population. Deficient is when rains are below the average by 20% or more while scanty is when it's below 50%.
Aditi Paul, CDKN’s country programme manager for India reflects on the link between climate change and the ongoing dengue virus outbreak in New Delhi
India’s capital city New Delhi is now in the grip of a deadly dengue epidemic. It has only been a couple of months since India has recovered from a searing heat wave that left many dead.
Durgesh Nandan Jha,TNN | Oct 1, 2015, 07.43 AM IST
NEW DELHI: You have to die in one of the 33 sentinel hospitals, public hospitals that have been designated for dengue care in Delhi, to be counted among the "official" deaths reported by the municipal corporations.
Those who succumb to the mosquito-borne disease while undergoing treatment at other hospitals or nursing homes are less likely to figure in the list.
TNN | Oct 1, 2015, 12.30 PM IST
VARANASI: The dengue scare continues to grip the Kotwa village as number of patients suffering from dengue fever is on the rise. As many as 35 new suspected dengue patients from the village were admitted to Deen Dayal Upadhyay (DDU) district hospital on Wednesday.
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Enhancing the productivity of the rice-wheat cropping systems in the Indo-Gangetic Plains is essential for ensuring food security for more than 20 percent of the world’s population. Such enhancement is particularly important in the relatively impoverished and food insecure regions of eastern India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.
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In 2014, our total global income reached £182 million – a growth of £62 million since 2012 – and voluntary income rose to a record high of 79 per cent of our total income. This year saw even more spending carried out directly through our field offices worldwide.