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18 Jan 2017 description

The Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliance (GDA) is a public-private partnership established by the US Agency for International Development with pediatric, obstetric, and midwifery professional associations, the private sector and civil society to improve the quality of facility-based maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services in focus countries.

18 Jan 2017 description
report GAVI Alliance

Ground-breaking partnership will raise awareness of the power of immunisation and of handwashing with soap to accelerate child survival efforts

Davos, Switzerland, 18 January 2017 – Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Lifebuoy, Unilever’s leading health soap brand, have launched an innovative partnership to protect children under five from illnesses and premature death. By promoting handwashing with soap and immunisation together - two of the most cost-effective child survival interventions - the partnership aims to improve and save many young lives in India.

18 Jan 2017 description
report Times of India

Palakkad: The Siruvani dam constructed across the Siruvani river, 48 km from Palakkad in the Muthikulam forest, to exclusively supply drinking water to Coimbatore city and the adjoining areas has dried up cutting off the drinking water supply.

As the water intake point in the dam dried up completely, pumping had to be stopped, said the officials of the joint water regulatory board that supervises the water release from Siruvani to Coimbatore.

17 Jan 2017 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 16 janv. 2017 [AlterPresse] --- Les autorités de la Colombie révèlent avoir expulsé 34 mille migrantes et migrants de divers pays, dont 20, 366 Haïtiens, durant l’année de 2016, d’après le site du journal dominicain Listin diario, consulté par AlterPresse.

Des migrants originaires de Cuba, d’Inde, du Congo et du Népal font également partie des personnes expulsées.

Le nombre de migrants irréguliers localisés en Colombie en 2016 est presque 4 fois le chiffre de l’année précédente, fait savoir le directeur général de la migration colombienne, Christian Kruger.

16 Jan 2017 description

“A farmer in our border village knows exactly what to do in the face of exploding shells and bullets – but one really doesn’t have any idea how to deal with this drought"

By Ashutosh Sharma

KEERNI, India, Jan 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The past three decades have not been kind to the residents of Keerni.

This village in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir sits on the disputed Line of Control between India and Pakistan, and has seen people and cattle maimed or killed in the crossfire or by landmines.

16 Jan 2017 description

The recently concluded 2016 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) at New Delhi, India has provided a clear path for building resilience at the global, regional and local levels. The first important conference to be held after the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), AMCDRR 2016 also led to the finalization of the 'New Delhi Declaration' and the 'Asian Regional Plan (ARP) for Implementation of the Sendai Framework'.

16 Jan 2017 description


  • A Country Programme Advisory Committee meeting, chaired by all WFP partner ministry officials, was organized to discuss and facilitate WFP’s work in India.
    The committee in principle ratified the Annual Work Plans for 2017.

  • A gender assessment commissioned by the country office was concluded. The recommendations of the assessment will be used to develop the country office gender strategy and action plan in-line with the global gender policy and regional gender strategy.

16 Jan 2017 description
report Government of India
  • Earth System Science Organization (ESSO)

  • Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)

  • India Meteorological Department (IMD)

  • Climate Research and Services (CR & S)


13 Jan 2017 description


​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 8-14 January 2016 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, Zika virus and seasonal influenza.

12 Jan 2017 description
report Caritas

On 12 December 2016, Tamil Nadu was gutted by a severe cyclonic storm Vardah, with wind speed up to 140 km per hour, making it the strongest storm to hit India since Cyclone Hudhud in 2014. Many homes – especially which were makeshift or poorly constructed were razed to the ground making them uninhabitable. Cut in water supply and access to food created conditions of compromised hygiene and health risks, particularly for adolescent girls and (pregnant and lactating) women.

11 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

The South Asia region is prone to flooding, landslides, droughts and earthquakes, and faces a number of protracted conflicts and related internal and cross-border population displacement. By the end of March 2017, the refugee return crisis from Pakistan and Iran to Afghanistan – brought about by the obligatory or forced repatriation of Afghan refugees from both Pakistan and Iran to their country of origin – will affect an estimated 1.5 million people, 60 per cent of whom are children under 18.

06 Jan 2017 description


1 Status of new vaccine introduction – worldwide, September 2016

9 Detection of Sabin-like type 2 poliovirus after global cessation of trivalent oral poliovirus vaccine in Hyderabad and Ahmedabad, India, August–September 2016


1 Situation relative à l’introduction de nouveaux vaccins à l’échelle mondiale, septembre 2016

05 Jan 2017 description

By Roli Srivastava

Khoch, INDIA, Jan 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Soni Wadwi breastfed her one-year-old son, Sonu, outside her hut in Khoch village, western India, she recounted how he almost died from severe malnutrition four months ago.

The family left the village in the Palghar district of Maharashtra state last year for work for several months as many do. When they returned, Sonu was weak and admitted to hospital.

05 Jan 2017 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 30 November 2016, there were 1414 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1158 in immigration detention on the mainland and 256 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 560 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 26,186 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

03 Jan 2017 description
report Government of India

Executive Summary

About Emergency Management Exercises

03 Jan 2017 description

This issue of Southasiadisasters.net focuses on the theme of 'Building Resilient Cities'. It highlights the importance of bringing Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation to urban planning in order to create safer spaces for citizens.