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Violence against Women and Girls: Lessons from South Asia

Report
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.

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Children's Safety is Top Priority in Indian Floods

Media Contact
Francine Uenuma 202.450.9153 (M)

Fairfield, Conn. (Sept. 8, 2014) — Save the Children is committing to supporting Jammu & Kashmir government's immediate appeal for flood relief items by providing 5,000 blankets.

Following reports of a children's hospital in Srinagar being flooded, Save the Children is especially concerned about the plight of children in the flood-ravaged Kashmir Valley and Jammu region, where the Jhelum and Tawi rivers are overflowing.

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Situation Report -1: Jammu and Kashmir Flood

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Sphere India

A. Situation Report

After continuous spell of rain, flood waters breached embankments in many low-lying areas in Kashmir, including the summer capital Srinagar, forcing people to move to safer places.

River Jhelum, Chenab and many other streams have been flowing above danger mark.

Number of causalities reported: 91

Worst affected Districts: Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Kulgam,
Budgam, Rajuri, Poonch and Reasi

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Bihar Floods Rapid Joint Needs Assessment Report

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Sphere India

Summary

Bihar is India’s most flood- prone State, with 76 percent of the population, in the north Bihar living under the recurring threat of flood devastation. About 68800 sq Km out of total geographical area of 94163 sq Km comprising 73.06 percent is flood affected.

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Response Bulletin - Phailin & Subsequent Flood, Odisha 2013, Volume 5, August 2014

Report
Sphere India

Message from Mr. Nirmal Singh, Chairperson, Sphere India

Greetings and a warm welcome to this fifth issue of Response Bulletin!

In a time when the frequency of disasters have touched epic proportions, the loss to lives, property and sustainable livelihoods needs to be minimalized. A unified and a strategic response through effective partnership in serving the affected community are vital.

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Uttar Pradesh Floods Joint Rapid Needs Assessment Report

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Sphere India
  1. Executive Summary

The eastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh is facing severe floods. Due to regular rainfall and the occasional discharge of water from the Nepal side of the border, all major rivers in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh have been flooded. The main rivers affecting the population are the Sharada, Ghaghara, Sarayu, Rapti. Most rivers are displaying erratic trends (irregular rise and fall), eroding the banks (esp. Ghagra River) with devastating effects for local villages and causing widespread damage to property.

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India Floods: Save the Children is Reaching Out to the Worst Affected Families with Relief

Floods in India have snatched the means of livelihood from millions of people. Among the worst affected are daily wage earners and small-time farmers.

During our flood relief distribution in rural Cuttack, we came across Jayananda Mantri, daily wage earner with no agriculture land. To make ends meet, he mostly performs jobs like fetching water to nearby hotels and shops and works on farmlands. His wife Tilottama Mantri works as a cook in a school and earns Rs. 1,000 per month.

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Odisha Floods Rapid Joint Needs Assessment Report

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Sphere India

1. Executive Summary

Odisha is a flood prone state, and as a result communities have become resilient and government response efficient to manage immediate rescue and relief operations. The flooding began with heavy rainfall on the 21st of July and further intensified as a result of two more low-pressure systems that moved over the state and was exacerbated by subsequent release of water from the Hirakud Reservoir.

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USAID announces new resources to prevent child, early, and forced marriage

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
USAID Press Office
+1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov |​​ Twitter: @USAIDPress

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Child Brides, Global Consequences- How to End Child Marriage

How to End Child Marriage
Authors: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, and Lynn S. ElHarake

Overview

Child Brides, Global Consequences is a collection of two previously published CFR Working Papers on child marriage: "High Stakes for Young Lives" and "Fragile States, Fragile Lives."

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Le sort des enfants en temps de conflit armé - Rapport du Secrétaire général (A/68/878–S/2014/339)

Assemblée générale Soixante-huitième session Point 65 de l’ordre du jour Promotion et protection des droits de l’enfant

Conseil de sécurité Soixante-neuvième année

I. Introduction

  1. Soumis en application de la résolution 2068 (2012), par laquelle le Conseil de sécurité m’a prié de continuer à lui présenter, tous les ans, des rapports sur l’application de ses résolutions et des déclarations de son président concernant les enfants et les conflits armés, le présent rapport couvre la période allant de janvier à décembre 2013.

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Los niños y los conflictos armados - Informe del Secretario General (A/68/878–S/2014/339)

Asamblea General Sexagésimo octavo período de sesiones Tema 65 del programa Promoción y protección de los derechos del niño

Consejo de Seguridad Sexagésimo noveno año

I. Introducción

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Children and armed conflict - Report of the Secretary-General (A/68/878–S/2014/339)

  1. The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2013, is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2068 (2012), by which the Council requested me to continue to submit annual reports on the implementation of its resolutions and presidential statements on children and armed conflict.