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Disaster Vulnerability and Donor Opportunity in South and Southeast Asia

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Give2Asia

Disaster Vulnerability and Donor Opportunity in South and Southeast Asia outlines opportunities for donors of all kinds to support disaster preparedness and risk reduction programs in six of the world's most at-risk countries. It offers strategic advice for donors to make the most impact with each investment, and how to integrate resilience into current strategies.

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ACT Alliance Appeal: India - Jammu Kashmir Floods and Landslides - IND141

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ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$712,812

Balance Requested: US$488,048

Geneva, 31 October 2014

Dear Colleagues,

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CSA41: Réaffirmer l'importance des Directives sur le droit à l’alimentation

À l’occasion de sa trente-neuvième session tenue en octobre 2012, le Comité de la sécurité alimentaire mondiale (CSA) a convenu de réaliser un examen rétrospectif des progrès accomplis dans la mise en œuvre des « Directives volontaires à l'appui de la concrétisation progressive du Droit à une alimentation adéquate dans le contexte de la sécurité alimentaire nationale » en 2014. La 41e session du CSA vient de se terminer la semaine dernière.

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CSA 41: Reafirmar la importancia de las Directrices sobre el Derecho a la Alimentación

En su 39º período de sesiones celebrado en octubre de 2012, el Comité de Seguridad Alimentaria Mundial (CSA) acordó realizar una retrospectiva de 10 años sobre el progreso realizado en la implementación de las "Directrices voluntarias en apoyo de la realización progresiva del derecho a una alimentación adecuada en el contexto de la seguridad alimentaria nacional'' en 2014. El 41º período de sesiones del CSA acaba de concluir la semana pasada.

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Committee on World Food Security - Forty-first Session "Making a difference in food security and nutrition"

At its 39th Session in October 2012, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) agreed to have a 10 Year Retrospective on the progress made in implementing the “Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of the Right to Adequate Food in the Context of National Food Security” in 2014. The 41st session of the CFS just concluded last week.

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Cyclone Nilofar weakens further but Gujarat remains on alert

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Times of India

TNN | Oct 30, 2014, 02.47 AM IST

AHMEDABAD/ RAJKOT: Cyclone Nilofar further weakened on Wednesday and is expected to cross the Gujarat coast near Naliya between Friday night and early hours of Saturday as a marginal cyclonic storm that will pack winds gusting at 60-70 kmph.

"Light to moderate rains will occur in Kutch and Saurashtra on Thursday while heavy and very heavy rains will occur at isolated places in this region on Saturday and Sunday," said additional director of India Meteorological Department, Ahmedabad, Manorama Mohanty.

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Tropical Cyclone 04A (NILOFAR) in Arabian Sea, 28 October 2014

Pakistan Meteorological Department has issued a Cyclone Advisory-5 dated 28th October, 2014 1800 hours relating to Tropical Cyclone formation named "NILOFAR" in Arabian Sea, which is reproduced as under:

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ECHO Daily Flash of 29 October 2014

Sri Lanka - Landslide (Media)

-Heavy rains affected parts of Sri Lanka in the last few days. According to media (as of early 29 October), a landslide hit the area of Haldummulla (Badulla, central Sri Lanka) early on 29 October, killing at least three people. At least 150 people are still missing. Rescue operations are on-going.

India, Pakistan - Tropical Cyclone NILOFAR - UPDATE (GDACS, JTWC, IMD, PMD, ECHO)

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India + 1 other
Five years after war, Sri Lanka refugees reluctant to leave India-survey

NEW DELHI, Oct 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 70 percent of refugees who fled to India during Sri Lanka's civil war prefer to stay rather than return, even though the conflict in their homeland has ended, according to a survey by a university in Mumbai.

Read the full report

Reuters - AlertNet:



For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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India + 1 other
India shifts thousands ahead of cyclone, Pakistan on alert

Nilofar - listed as a "very severe cyclonic storm" by Indian weather officials - is barrelling across the Arabian Sea packing winds of up to 220 kilometres an hour.

Agence France-Presse:

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Climate change and food insecurity multiplying risks of conflict and civil unrest in 32 countries

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Maplecroft

A combination of climate change vulnerability and food insecurity is amplifying the risks of conflict and civil unrest in 32 countries, including the emerging markets of Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria and the Philippines, according to the seventh annual Climate Change and Environmental Risk Atlas (CCERA) released by global risk analytics company Maplecroft.

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One dead in Kashmir after fresh border clashes

Muzaffarabad, Pakistan | AFP | Wednesday 10/29/2014 - 06:17 GMT

An elderly Pakistani man was killed by Indian troops as fresh cross-border firing rocked the disputed Kashmir region, officials said Wednesday.

The 75-year-old was herding goats outside his home in the Chari Kot border village of Pakistani administered Kashmir on Tuesday when he was killed by "unprovoked" firing by Indian troops, Abdul Majeed Mughal, a senior government official in the region tasked to monitor cross border fire, told AFP.

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U.S. To Contribute $100,000 to Cyclone Hudhud Humanitarian Relief Efforts

Chargé d’Affaires Ambassador Kathleen Stephens extended her deepest sympathies on behalf of the American people to the people of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha who have been affected by recent Cyclone Hudhud, especially the dozens of families who have lost their loved ones. Ambassador Stephens, in coordination with central and state authorities, announced that the United States will provide $100,000 to Plan India through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to assist those affected by the disaster.

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Emergency flood response continues

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Islamic Relief

As winter approaches, millions of people are still at risk more than a month after widespread flooding devastated communities in India and Pakistan.

In Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, hundreds of villages were submerged during the floods. Ten villages now have access to safe drinking water, thanks to water filtration plants provided by Islamic Relief.

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Them Belly Full (But We Hungry): Food Rights Struggles in Bangladesh, India, Kenya, and Mozambique

This report synthesises the findings from the four country case studies produced for the project. It is intended as a summary introduction to the main findings of the research, and a preliminary comparative analysis across the four cases.

Food rights or food riots?

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World + 49 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 22–28 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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India + 1 other
Cyclone Nilofar due to slam into India, Pakistan

10/27/2014 - 11:32 GMT

Indian officials were preparing Monday to evacuate residents and stockpile food as they braced for another "very severe cyclonic storm" due to slam into the country's west coast and neighbouring Pakistan.

Cyclone Nilofar, building in the Arabian Sea, is due to hit India's Gujarat state and Pakistan's southern coastal areas on Friday morning, the Indian Meterological Department said.

Agence France-Presse:

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Afghanistan + 7 others
Volrep and Border Monitoring Monthly Update - September 2014

VOLUNTARY RETURN TO AFGHANISTAN

1 – 30 September 2014: In September 2014, a total of 1,719 Afghan refugees voluntarily repatriated to Afghanistan.
Of this, 1,253 came from Pakistan, 447 from Iran, 9 from Tajikistan, 9 from Kazakstan and 1 from the Russian Federation.

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Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (21 - 27 October 2014)

Alert Level 3 is in effect since 15 September, indicating that the volcano is exhibiting relatively high unrest and that a hazardous eruption is possible. More than 58,000 people evacuated.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Nigeria + 10 others
Rotary marks World Polio Day with US$44.7 million in grants to fight polio in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

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Rotary

CONTACTS: Vivian Fiore - Vivian.fiore@rotary.org, Phone: +1 (847) 866-3234 (US)

HUMANITARIAN GROUP’S OCTOBER 24 LIVESTREAM EVENT FROM CHICAGO FEATURES TOP GLOBAL HEALTH EXPERTS, POLIO-SURVIVOR MINDA DENTLER, POP STAR TESSANNE CHIN, REGGAE’S ZIGGY MARLEY AND MORE