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27 Mar 2015 description
report Sphere India

2. Objective of the exercise: “Rights in Crisis Analysis”

26 Mar 2015 description

Welcome to the first trend report for ACLED Asia. In these periodic publications, the ACLED Asia team will discuss and analyze the real-time conflict event trends that are occurring throughout South and South-East Asia. ACLED Asia will release real-time data for eleven states with various conflict profiles. These states include India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam,
Thailand and Myanmar. See Figure 1. Data for January and February 2015 are now available from the CEPSA website and the ACLED website.

26 Mar 2015 description
report Save the Children

by Ravi Wickremasinghe

Every minute of every day a child dies from an illness we know how prevent and treat – diarrhoea.

In the 21st century that just shouldn’t be happening. It’s high time we ended this appalling loss of life.

Today, in Delhi, Save the Children launched a ground-breaking partnership with our global partner RB (formerly Reckitt Benckiser) to help do exactly that.

Stop Diarrhoea

25 Mar 2015 description

This Guidebook describes the principles, tools and practices of three (3) urban disaster risk and resilience indicator systems based on EMI’s collective experience in implementing them in various urban settings in the last decade with local authorities. The objective of the Guidebook and the case studies presented here is to describe the methodology and participatory processes for developing, customizing and implementing these indicator systems with the aim of supporting urban professionals in their DRM decision-making.

25 Mar 2015 description
report Save the Children

Adolescents are a neglected group in terms of nutrition. In some countries up to a half of adolescents are malnourished. Yet optimal nutrition during adolescence – a period of rapid physical growth – is crucial.

Urgent action is needed to address adolescent malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries. And given the high numbers of adolescent girls who give birth and of girls under 18 who get married, it is imperative that – in order to break the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition – nutrition interventions target adolescent girls.

24 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 18-24 March 2015

Syria: The Government carried out over 10,000 airstrikes between October and March, dropping more than 5,300 barrel bombs and killing almost 2,200 civilians. A chlorine attack on 16 March in Idleb killed six people.

23 Mar 2015 description
report Government of India

After complete assessment of crops which were battered by hailstorms in the state, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said the Centre would start providing financial help to the affected farmers soon.

"The government has finished conducting the panchnama (assessment) of crops that were destroyed by the hailstorms in the month of December. The Centre will start disbursing aid within the next 2-3 days," Singh said.

23 Mar 2015 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Every year since 1993, the international community celebrates World Water Day on March 22, focusing attention on the importance of safe, clean water while advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The day also serves as a reminder of the global population who suffer from water related issues and a call to action to prepare for management of water in the future.

20 Mar 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

MUMBAI, March 20 (Reuters) - The case of a Mumbai tailor cured of an extremely resistant form of tuberculosis this week has revived debate over a new drug to which the Indian government has limited access, prompting calls for change.

Dr Zarir Udwadia, the chest physician who treated the tailor, said the government needed to do a "a lot more" to control tuberculosis in India, home to the world's largest number of TB patients.

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20 Mar 2015 description
report Government of India

The Government of India is deeply saddened by the tragedy caused by the category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam, which struck Vanuatu from 13 March, 2015, leading to loss of lives and widespread destruction of property. The scale of the disaster is growing as basic infrastructure and livelihood has been severely impacted.

18 Mar 2015 description
report Stimson Center

By David Michel and Ricky Passarelli:

Global threats transcend national borders and force actors to seek concrete solutions to common challenges. On the major transnational dangers of our day – conflict, climate change, weapons and beyond – Stimson seeks solutions that will work now and in the years to come. This Spotlight is the first in a series focusing on Stimson’s work around the world to address the major transnational security challenges of our time. - Editor's Note

17 Mar 2015 description

Snapshot 11–17 March 2015

Vanuatu: 24 people are confirmed dead so far after Tropical Cyclone Pam hit on 13 March. Shefa, Tafea, Malampa, and Penama are among the worst affected provinces. Access challenges are significant.

Cameroon: The number of people internally displaced in the north has almost doubled since 10 February, to 117,000. This brings the number of displaced in Cameroon to an estimated 412,700, including 66,000 fleeing Boko Haram violence in Nigeria and the rest from the Central African Republic.

17 Mar 2015 description
report Government of India

Widespread rains battered large swathes of North India on Sunday bringing mercury down by several notches, even as it claimed 14 lives and damaged crops in several regions.

Twelve people were killed in Rajasthan due to rain, lightning and hailstorms, which also destroyed Rabi crops in the state while in Uttarakhand two persons were killed in rock-slide triggered by heavy rain.

Cold conditions returned to Delhi after the showers as the day temperature plummeted to 19.6 degree Celsius, nine degrees below normal.

16 Mar 2015 description
report Times of India

LUCKNOW: Taking serious note of the losses suffered by the farmers due to rains and hailstorm, Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has released Rs 200 crore from state's emergency funds and directed officials to suspend recovery of dues from farmers.

"The CM has released Rs 200 crores from state's emergency funds and directed Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan to suspend recovery of dues from farmers," an official spokesman said here.

16 Mar 2015 description

This issue of Southasiadisasters.net focuses on the important theme of Climate Compatible Development in India. As an emerging humanitarian ideal, climate compatible development can be described as the interface between development, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. It strives to initiate short and long term adaptation measures that can lead to a resilient future and help in the achievement of nationally and internationally agreed development goals.

16 Mar 2015 description

Introduction

The Partners for Resilience (PfR) alliance has been working since 2011 to reduce the impact of natural hazards on vulnerable people in nine countries: Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali, Nicaragua, the Philippines and Uganda.

We are the Netherlands Red Cross, CARE Nederland, Cordaid, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Wetlands International and our many local partners.

13 Mar 2015 description

Read the Report Here

​From adapting to climate change in the Himalayas to improving maternal health care for women in Vietnam, exploring how to defuse violence in Pakistani cities, or building new skills for better jobs in Bangladesh, the 2015 edition of Asia Research News provides a snapshot of IDRC-funded research in Asia.