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Navy Helicopter Airlifts Spares for 132 kv Transmission Tower on Simhachalam Hill – Visakhapatnam

Naval helicopter Seaking of INS Dega airlifted reconstruction material and other spares required for restoration of 132 KV Transmission Tower belonging to AP TRANSCO on hill top of Simhachalam Hill, Visakhapatnam today, 21 October 14.

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World + 2 others
Mapping Water Efficiency and Climate Resilience in South Asia

World Bank


Water is an essential part of life and roughly one in ten of the world’s population—748 million people—do not have access to safe water.[1] In South Asia, about 1.5 billion people are affected by water stress and scarcity, due to increasing demand for water resources; as the climate changes, this may worsen the situation.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 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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Ethiopia + 6 others
HIV/Aids complicates fight against kala azar


The numbers

  • 300,000 - Or 90 per cent new cases of Kala azar infections every year. Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, and Sudan are the most affected countries, according to the World Health Organization.

  • 35 - Countries in which VL-HIV cases are reported.

  • 20pc to 40 per cent of patients with VL were also found to be infected with HIV in North Africa, one of the hardest hit areas.

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Asia and the Pacific region celebrates World Food Day with a focus on small holder and family farmers towards the eradication of hunger

Bangkok, Thailand, 15 Oct 2014 -- This year’s World Food Day (16 October) is celebrated across Asia and the Pacific with increasing optimism that the region could achieve the Millennium Development Goal on reducing hunger by 2015.

This was among the key messages delivered on the eve of World Food Day at a regional event in Bangkok to mark WFD 2014, convened by the Asia-Pacific regional office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The theme of this year’s celebration is ‘Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth.’

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One year after Cyclone Phailin: Indian women see a better future


Last year's Cyclone Phailin was the largest on record in India, affecting some 12 million people and requiring the evacuation of over half a million. Our partners at Oxfam describe the current situation, a year later, for villager women who now just regained direct access to drinking water.

Tairah Firdous, Oxfam

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Afghanistan + 3 others
Regional Snapshot South Asia | Fiscal Year (FY) 2014


Chronic conflict, earthquakes, and recurrent seasonal storms, floods, and droughts, as well as limited government response capacity, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the South Asia region. 2 In addition to staff in Washington, D.C., USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) maintains a permanent regional office for South Asia in Bangkok, Thailand, where the USAID/OFDA regional team for South Asia is based. USAID/OFDA also has a humanitarian advisor in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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Act Alliance Preliminary Appeal: Cyclone Hudhud batters Andhra Pradesh & Odisha: IND142

ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$816,104
Balance Requested: US$816,104

Geneva, 20 October 2014

Dear Colleagues,

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EU provides humanitarian assistance to Jammu & Kashmir flood victims

New Delhi, 16th October, 2014: Following the floods that recently struck the State of Jammu and Kashmir, the European Commission is providing over 19 million (€250 000) to help some of the worst affected families meet their immediate needs through the upcoming winter. This humanitarian assistance will benefit over 12000 people in the districts of Anantnag, Kulgam and Pulwama.

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India + 3 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (14 - 20 October 2014)

The death toll from Hudhud stands at 45 with around 920,000 affected. More than 135,000 people are taking shelter in 223 relief camps as authorities are providing food to 685,000 people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit

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Security forces defuse five landmines, seize explosives in Bihar's Nawada

Times of India

NAWADA: Security forces have defused five landmines and recovered a large quanity of explosives from a Maoist hideout in Hudhudwa forest in Bihar's Nawada district, a police officer said on Sunday.

Carrying out a combing operation against the Maoists ahead of the Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) elections in Nawada district, the security forces defused five landmines planted by the ultras in Hudhudwa forests on Saturday, the superintendent of police (SP) Parvez Akhtar said.

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Update on Cyclone ‘Hudhud’ Relief Operations ‘OP LEHAR’

Relief operations in the aftermath of cyclone Hudhud are being undertaken by the Navy in close coordination with the state and district administration.

Based on interaction with the local administration, community kitchens were set up at various locations and distribution of food was undertaken in coordination with the local MLAs / reps. However, based on inputs from the MLAs, some community kitchens have since been discontinued and the kitchens that are presently being run by the Navy are heavily subscribed.

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Bangladesh + 8 others
Humanitarian Assistance in Review - South Asia | Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 – 2014

Chronic conflicts, earthquakes, recurrent seasonal storms, floods, droughts, and severe winter weather, as well as limited government response capacity, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Andhra govt launches portal to crowdsource data on Hudhud damage

Times of India

Hyderabad: Aiming to leverage the power of technology, the Andhra Pradesh government has launched a web portal to collate and analyse data on the damages caused by the devastating cyclone 'hudhud' in coastal Andhra.
The portal will facilitate collation and analysis of damages and it will be used by all government departments, government officials said here today. The portal connects to the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) website on #HudhudAP, they said.

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Cyclone HudHud update

Cyclone Hudhud made landfall on the 12th of October 2014, between 12h00 and 13h00 near Vishakhapatnam with sustained wind speeds of 170-180 km/h, and gusting to 195 km/h. The peak storm surge was 1.2 meters (effectively 2.3 meters as it took place during high tide), inundated low-lying areas of Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts of North Andhra Pradesh at the time of landfall.

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Naidu to shield Vizag from cyclones, floods

Times of India

TNN | Oct 17, 2014, 02.37 AM IST

HYDERABAD: Even as efforts are underway to restore normalcy in the cyclone-ravaged port city and the coastal districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam, chief minister Chandrababu Naidu has drawn up grandiose plans to insulate the entire coastal region against cyclones and floods. According to AP officials, the aim is to ensure that the loss of lives and property in the event of natural calamities is minimized.

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Southwest Monsoon-2014: Daily flood situation report summary of important events as on 15.10.2014


  • Conditions are becoming favourable for further withdrawal of southwest monsoon from some more parts of Central & East India during next 3­4 days.

  • The withdrawal line of southwest monsoon continue to pass through Lat.27.0°N/Long.87.0°E, Forbesganj, Gaya, Rewa, Hoshangabad, Ahmadnagar, Satara, Vengurla, Lat.16.0°N/Long.70.0°E and Lat.16.0°N/Long.60.0°E.

Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)

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State pledges Rs 5 crore help to Andhra

Times of India

TNN | Oct 16, 2014, 10.00 AM IST

BHUBANESWAR: The state government on Wednesday announced Rs 5 crore assistance to Andhra Pradesh that was battered by cyclone Hudhud on Sunday. It would also supply electricity to parts of AP, sharing borders with Odisha, official sources said.

"Power supply to Ichapuram block, bordering Ganjam district, was completed on Wednesday evening. By Friday, electricity would be supplied to Patpatnam and Balarampur, bordering Gajapati and Ganjam respectively," superintendent engineer, Southco, Lenka Prasad told TOI.

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Phailin After 5 Months - Best Practices of IAG Odisha On Phailin and Floods

The definition of disaster is now all encompassing, which includes not only the events emanating from natural and man-made causes, but even those events which are caused by accident or negligence. There was a long felt need to capture information about all such events occurring across the sectors and efforts made to mitigate them in the country and to collate them at one place in a global perspective. This book has been an effort towards realising this thought.

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Situation Report-4 (Information On Cyclone HUDHUD), 14th October 2014

Current Situation

Information on Depression over East Uttar Pradesh and neighbourhood: As on 14th October 2014, 12.30 PM

The Depression over south Chhattisgarh & neighborhood has moved north-northeastwards and lay centered at 0830 hours IST of 14th October 2014 over East Uttar Pradesh & neighbourhood about 80 km Southwest of Varanasi. It would move Northeastwards and weaken into a Well-Marked Low Pressure area during next 12 hours.

Forecast : Rain/Thundershower would occur at one or two places over Odisha during next 24hours.