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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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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 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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Terre des hommes gets ready for a flood operation relief

Days of intensive rains have left the northern part of India devastated as Kashmir is facing unprecedented floods. So far, the floods have killed 200 people in Indian-administered Kashmir. According to the authorities of Jammu and Kashmir, more than 10 million of people would have been affected.

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Nobel Peace Prize Boosts Battle to End Child Labor

Recognition for Activist a Reminder of Challenges Ahead

OCTOBER 10, 2014

(New York) – The awarding of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize to Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi recognizes the hard fight against child labor and should serve as a call to address this challenge around the globe, Human Rights Watch said today. Satyarthi, 60, launched a campaign against employing children in the worst forms of labor both in India and elsewhere, and has built a movement to encourage businesses to employ ethical practices without child labor.

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Insight: India - Pakistan clashes escalate into a humanitarian tragedy

By Fayaz Bukhari and Katharine Houreld

P.S. PORA, India/SIALKOT, Pakistan, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was a balmy night when mortar struck the courtyard of Shahdin Mohammad's home, killing his son and grandson and injuring three other family members who were asleep outside.

He knelt on the ground, cradling his 12-year-old grandson, shouting for help, but by the time a neighbour arrived and drove them to the nearest clinic, it was too late.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 01–07 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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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

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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Rapid Needs Assessment Report: J&K Floods 2014

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Caritas

Jammu and Kashmir is batling with one of the worst flods in decades with overflowing rivers in the region due to days of incesant rainfal. Around 27 people lost their lives and milions were stranded acros 250 afected vilages. The prime minister of India has caled the flods a “National calamity”. After continuous spel of rain, flod waters breached embankments in many low-lying areas in Kashmir, including the capital Srinagar, forcing people to move to safer places. River Jhelum, Chenab and many other streams were flowing above danger mark.

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Global emergency overview Snapshot 17–23 September

Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: As a three-day countrywide shutdown came to an end in Sierra Leone, the UN Security Council set up a special mission to lead the global response to the Ebola outbreak. More than 5,800 cases have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak, including 2,800 deaths, and more than 13.5 million people are now considered in need of assistance as the impact of the epidemic spreads.

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BRICS: Building Education for the Future

Stronger collaboration between five emerging economies that have made major strides in building better quality education systems, can accelerate progress in education, a new UNESCO report recommends.

BRICS (Brazil, Russian, India, China and South Africa): Building Education for the Future is the first in-depth analysis tracking the successes and challenges facing education in the countries. BRICS are currently providing education to over 40 percent of the world’s population.

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Logistics mechanism for J&K floods

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Sphere India

1. Mapping - Affected areas

The worst affected districts are Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Budgam, Rajouri, Poonch and Reasi. It has been reported that 450 villages, with an estimated rural population of 823,281 were flooded, with farmlands being submerged. Except for connectivity between Srinagar and north Kashmir's Ganderbal district, all other districts of the valley - including Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Badgam, Baramulla and Bandipora - were cut off.

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Violence against Women and Girls: Lessons from South Asia

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World Bank

A new report documents the dynamics of violence against women across the life cycle, and analyzes the societal factors that drive perpetrators to commit such acts in the region.

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Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

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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J&K Floods: Children Struggling to Come to Terms with the Devastation

Five years old Fazia Hussain has been dreaming of going to a school since a year. When the floods hit her village Kolti (Rajouri district), she went to the school for the first time but as a refugee. Landslide triggered by incessant rains reduced her house built on a hillock to rubble. Since almost a week, her family (along with many others) has been taking shelter in the village primary school.

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Improving Children’s Lives, Transforming the Future – 25 years of child rights in South Asia

New York, 11 September 2014 – According to a new UNICEF report released today there has been progress in the health and well-being of children in South Asia over the last 25 years, but glaring inequalities remain.

"More than 2 million children in South Asia die from preventable causes before their fifth birthday ever year and more than 35 percent of the region's children have chronic malnutrition,” said Karin Hulshof, Regional Director for UNICEF in South Asia.

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Food security tops agenda of FAO Director-General’s meeting with India’s Prime Minister Modi

India looks forward to FAO’s help in addressing emerging challenges facing the country’s agriculture sector

10 September 2014, New Delhi, India – The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, have agreed on how to strengthen efforts to promote India’s food security and sustainable agricultural development during talks held in New Delhi. Tuesday’s meeting was Modi’s first with the FAO Director-General since he took office as Prime Minister in May.

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Humanitarian appeal : Kashmir flood response

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SEEDS

The incessant rains in the State of Jammu & Kashmir have led to heavy flooding; thereby impacting the lives of more than 1,75,000 people across 19 districts. The massive floods have submerged 450 villages, while 2500 villages are severely affected. The floods have swept away the houses of more than 30% of the population who lived on the river’s path.