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15 Sep 2016 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief Worldwide’s annual report for 2015 has been published today, detailing our income, expenditure and the projects we undertook to help 8.3 million people across the globe.

07 Sep 2016 description
report Sphere India

1. Humanitarian Situation

Chhattisgarh state has a rich natural endowment of land, water forest and annual average rainfall of 1350 mm. Recorded documents reveal that state had a past of agricultural abundances comparable with Rice bowl of the Burdwan region of the west Bengal. There were innumerable ponds with tree groves the yielded fruits and other bio products. Chhattisgarh is primarily a mono crop area. Paddy is the principal crop, generally grown in Kharif season. This season starts from mid-June to mid-October. The Rabi crop is generally not taken due to various reasons.

07 Sep 2016 description
report Sphere India

1. Executive Summary

Acute water scarcity has developed into a severe drought situation. While there has been monsoon deficit of for past few years, differential rainfall pattern, Data shows a continuous fall in the average rainfall in the state from last few years. Agriculture in Jharkhand is mostly dependent on Rain and in most of the places only mono cropping is prevalent. Due to which the drought has led to alarming situation for food security in the rural areas of the state.

07 Sep 2016 description
report Sphere India

1. Executive Summary

Government of Madhya Pradesh has declared 46 districts out of 50 affected by drought resulting in huge crop loss, massive migration, economic loss to farmers and loss of lives. In June to September 2015, there was enormous decline noted in the rainfall and villagers were hit by a triple whammy: first, the ripening winter wheat and gram crops were destroyed by untimely heavy rains and hailstorms from February to early April. Then, a drought destroyed the summer kharif paddy and pulse crops.

30 Aug 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Heavy rainfall floods streets in Rawalpindi

  • Provinces asked to follow National Climate Change policy

  • Preventive measures against Congo virus advised: Experts

  • Pakistan to become water scarce in 4 years

  • Supreme Court rejects review appeals of 16 terror convicts set to hang

  • Pakistan’s Counter- Terrorism Policy

  • CPEC confronts terrorism

  • US urges Pakistan, Afghanistan to work together against terrorism

23 Aug 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • UN lauds Pakistan’s capacity in dealing with natural calamities

  • CDA to launch Monsoon Tree Planation Drive

  • NDMA chairman vows to protect schools from natural disasters

  • India funding terrorists in Balochistan

  • Pakistan has launched decisive action to eliminate terrorism

  • NACTA receives thousands of false informations about terrorism

  • Pakistan again invites India for Kashmir talks

19 Aug 2016 description
report Save the Children

In the wake of severe flooding across Bangladesh, India, China and Nepal, Save the Children warns that years of development progress could be eroded if education isn’t prioritised during the emergency response.

Intense flooding in South and East Asia has so far affected almost 40 million people since June, including approximately 10 million children, bursting riverbanks, washing away homes and destroying crucial infrastructure.

17 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Government of India and WFP signed a Letter of Intent for a proposal to establish a Centre of Excellence (CENEX) on food and nutrition security. The proposal for setting up CENEX shall be sent for government approval by mid-September 2016.

  • WFP has been invited to share its experiences on fortification and the results of the fortification pilot as inputs for potential formulation of a national food fortification policy.

10 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

INTRODUCTION

Every child has the right to a fair chance in life. Leaving no child behind is both a moral imperative and a strategic priority for the development of inclusive, sustainable and stable societies everywhere. In 2015, UNICEF worked with partners around the world to make that fair chance a reality.

07 Aug 2016 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The earthquake that shook Gujarat on January 26, 2001 served as a severe wake-up call.

  • Now, Gujarat has three nodal institutions dedicated solely to disaster preparedness and management.

  • Emergency services have been revamped, a detailed hazard map assesses the vulnerability of all districts, and mock drills are conducted in all schools.

04 Aug 2016 description
report Caritas

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ASSAM & BIHAR FLOODS

ASSAM

  • 31 death reported. 17 lakhs people affected.

  • In all the 4 relief camps, 100% of the families have food availability for up to a week.

  • 100% damage to food storages in the families.

  • 90% agricultural tools have been lost.

  • 100% of the respondents noted that the loss of livestock is acute.

  • Agricultural land is under water and crops have been damaged.

01 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Government of India and WFP signed a Letter of Intent to establish a Centre of Excellence (CENEX) on food and nutrition security. Two working groups were formalized and subsequent meetings are being held to chart out the next steps.

  • WFP has been invited to share its experiences on fortification and the results of the fortification pilot as inputs for potential formulation of a national food fortification policy.

19 Jul 2016 description
report Sphere India

A. SITUATION REPORT

Incessant rains have hit the people hard in Uttrakhand that continued to pound the state causing most rivers to breach its bench mark where rivers like Saryu, Sharda, Gauri and Bhagirathi are flowing above danger mark while Alaknanda and Mandakini could breach the danger mark anytime. It was reported that over 900 pilgrim were standard on char dham yatra route at different point due to the incessant rain triggered by landslide blocking vehicular movement.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Government of India and WFP signed a Letter of Intent for a proposal to establish a Centre of Excellence (CENEX) on food and nutrition security. Two working groups were formalized and subsequent meetings are being held to plan next steps.

  • WFP has been invited to share its experiences on fortification and the results of the fortification pilot as inputs for the potential formulation of a national food fortification policy.

23 Jun 2016 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean

215,380 arrivals by sea in 2016*

2,868 dead/missing in 2016*

* data.unhcr.org/mediterranean as of 22 June 2016

Trends on sea arrivals

Between 13 and 19 June, some 405 refugees and migrants arrived by sea in Greece. This is a slight increase from the previous week when 358 people arrived to the Greek shores. For the fourth time in the last ten days, there were 40-60 daily new arrivals to Samos.

21 Jun 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

Fiji’s efforts to build its resilience to climate change in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston has been the common focus of talks between the Attorney General and Minister for Finance, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, and the envoys of India and the Netherlands.

The new Indian High Commissioner to Fiji, His Excellency Vishvas Sapkal, said India was willing to step up its assistance to Fiji beyond that already offered in the immediate aftermath of Cyclone Winston, which included a $US 1-million donation to be allocated at the Government’s discretion.