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24 May 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 first steering committee meeting has taken place.

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

22 May 2016 description

Minister of Education, Dr. Assadullah Hanif Balkhy and Mr. Manpreet Vohra, Indian Ambassador to Kabul signed a Memorandum of Understanding with respect to India’s $USD One Million Financial Assistance to the Ministry of Education of Afghanistan.

In a Press Conference held after singing the MoU, H.E. Dr. Hanif Balkhy expressed his appreciation of the international community’s aid to Afghanistan, particularly those of the friendly country of Indian to the education sector.

18 May 2016 description

A disaster or extreme event precipitates when hazards interact with existing vulnerabilities. This truism is particularly apt for the Indian state of Assam which is exposed to an array of hazards and is highly prone to disaster and climate risks. In response to the state's enhanced vulnerability, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) routinely takes up various initiatives to build the resilience of Assam and its citizens to such risks. The All India Disaster Mitigation Institute (AIDMI) has partnered with ASDMA on several such initiatives.

28 Apr 2016 description
report Sphere India

Several parts of India have been reeling under intense heat wave conditions for the past few days. Temperatures are increasing by a few notches every day. The extreme heat wave has killed more than 160 people across the country. Every single day a new heat record is set.

April is likely to end on a much hotter note. Most affected regions are parts of Central and Interior Peninsular Region. Temperatures have gone beyond the normal levels in several other areas as well.

27 Apr 2016 description

Crisis overview

Following two consecutive below-average monsoon seasons, 330 million people are affected by drought across 10 of India’s 29 states, according to the government. Water shortages are severe. People are facing food shortages and livelihoods have been severely damaged.

22 Apr 2016 description
report Government of India

Intense heat wave has gripped several parts of the country.

No respite from the heat for people in Bhopal.

In the wake of the rise in temperatures, all schools in Bhopal district of Madhya Pradesh have been closed.

The temperature has shooted over 40 degrees celsius. Other places of the state are seeing intense heat wave.

Heat wave continued unabated in various parts of Gujarat, throwing life out of gear. Local people are facing problems due to this intense heat.

19 Apr 2016 description
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South Asia - version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2016/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 14 800 000

12 Apr 2016 description
report Sphere India

Assessment of Impact of Drought on Men, Women and Children
An Inter-Agency Initiative

Banda, Chitakoot, Siddharth Nagar, Sonbhadra & Mahoba Districts, Uttar Pradesh

Executive Summary

05 Apr 2016 description
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Communiqué de presse
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Fiche d’information sur l’éducation dans les situations d’urgence

La Commission européenne a annoncé aujourd’hui un train de mesures d’aide humanitaire d’un montant de 52 millions d’euros, visant spécifiquement la réalisation, en 2016, de projets éducatifs en faveur d’enfants en situation d’urgence.

05 Apr 2016 description
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Press Release
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Q&A - EU supports education for children in emergencies
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Factsheet on Education in Emergencies

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 5 April 2016

EU quadruples its humanitarian financing to education in emergencies worldwide.

05 Mar 2016 description
report Times of India

MUMBAI: In a bid to provide relief to drought hit regions of Maharashtra, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has declared additional funds to provide water tankers, solve electricity problems and provide education to children in rural areas.

Fadnavis made the declaration after assessing the detailed reports filed by ministers touring the drought regions of the state on Friday.

Cabinet ministers from both BJP and Shiv Sena, including ministers of state on Friday toured 29 talukas of drought affected Beed, Latur and Osmanabad districts.

03 Mar 2016 description

This report lays out by country significant pieces of work that contribute to ending child marriage in eight countries of South Asia.

It starts with an overview of major regional initiatives, and then it covers government, UN and civil society/NGO initiatives by country. A final matrix identifies key strategies per initiative. A number of policies, key studies, and national plans are included as well for a better understanding of the legal foundation of child marriage and adolescent empowerment work.

01 Mar 2016 description

• Out of the 901 primary and secondary schools at least 103 schools (11%) are being used as evacuation centres.

• 38% of all healthcare facilities have been damaged.

• 26,125 people in the most affected areas, (7.5% of the estimated population in these areas), have been provided with WASH supplies to ensure safe drinking water and sanitation.

• The Emergency Coordinator Osnat Lubrani joined Fiji's Ambassador for Climate Change Amena Yauvoli in visiting the cyclonehit islands of Koro in the Lomaiviti Group.

Situation Overview

29 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

  • Government priorities for immediate relief are shelter, water, health and food, as well as restoration of schools and delivery of seeds.

  • Access to fresh water remains a particular concern. Most of the 67,000 Fijians who had been targeted with water deliveries by end of January due to the El Niño-related drought, live in the corridor most affected by the cyclone.

  • 40,000 affected people (53% male, 46% female) live on small islands, largely in the Eastern Division, where damage is extensive and access is limited.

28 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 20 and 21 February Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji.

  • The cyclone is estimated to be one of the most severe ever to hit the South Pacific.

  • The Fiji Government estimates almost 350,000 people living in the cyclone’s path could have been affected (180,000 men and 170 000 women).

  • 42 people have been confirmed dead.

  • 1,177 schools and early childhood education centres (ECEs) to re-open around Fiji.

27 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

• On 20 and 21 February Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji.

• The cyclone is estimated to be one of the most severe ever to hit the South Pacific.

• The Fiji Government estimates almost 350,000 people living in the cyclone’s path could have been affected (180,000 men and 170 000 women).

• 42 people have been confirmed dead.

• 1177 schools will re-open on Monday around Fiji.

27 Feb 2016 description
report MERCY Malaysia

Over the same 10 year time frame, disasters have continued to exact a heavy toll and as a result, the well-being and safety of persons, communities and countries as a whole have been affected.

• Over 700 thousand people have lost their lives

• Over 1.4 million have been injured

• Approximately 23 million have been made homeless

• Total economic loss was more than $1.3 trillion.

(Sendai Framework, 2015)

26 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

• On 20 and 21 February Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji.

• The cyclone is estimated to be one of the most severe ever to hit the South Pacific.

• The Fiji Government estimates almost 350,000 people living in the cyclone’s path could have been affected (180,000 men and 170 000 women).

• 42 people have been confirmed dead.

• More than 62,000 displaced people are currently sheltering in nearly 900 evacuation centres.

25 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

• On 20 and 21 February Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji.

• The cyclone is estimated to be one of the most severe ever to hit the South Pacific.

• The Fiji Government estimates almost 350,000 people living in the cyclone’s path could have been affected – 180,000 men and 170 000 women.

• 41 people have been confirmed dead.

• 131 people are injured.

18 Feb 2016 description
report Sphere India

This report contains the compilation of the JDNA Actions post floods in the state of Tamilnadu, India in the aftermath of the incessant rains and the subsequent embankment breaches which caused massive floods in first week of December 2015 affecting entire Chennai City, many parts of District Cuddalore, Kancheepuram and Vilupuram and Thiruvalur.

1. Executive Summary