Summary of WFP assistance:
After the deep depression in Bay of Bengal shifted towards Andhra Pradesh on 18th November, unprecedented heavy rainfall has been received after a long years. The major affected districts are Nellore, Kadappa, Chittor and East Prakasam where the incessant rains led to inundation of low-lying areas in towns and villages.
Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$5,700,000
Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 138, November 2015:
Though any child is a centre of any family is a vulnerable child is not at the centre of disaster management planning. This issue tells us how to do so.
Disaster management planning in India is gradually shifting from an exercise in post-emergency ad-hocism to one that encourages long term planning for preparedness.
JOINT RAPID NEEDS ASSESSMENT REPORT
This report contains the compilation of the JRNA –Phase 01 actions in the state of Manipur, India in the aftermath of the Earthquake of 6.7 magnitudes in Richter scale that hits Manipur on 4 January, 2016 early morning (4.35 AM) that causes huge damages to lives and properties in Senapati, Imphal West, Imphal East, Thoubal, Bishnupur and Tamenglong districts of Manipur.
Featured in this issue:
Refl ections on our visit to Northern Nigeria
Updates from our partners in Nigeria, Sudan,
South Sudan, Uganda, India, Timor-Leste and Burma
News from HART
Refl ection and Celebration
At HART, we love to celebrate the courage, commitment and achievements of our partners who dedicate themselves to serving their communities in very challenging situations. They truly represent the spirit of Christmas – ‘love in action’.
World Vision East Asia Communication Officer
If you follow the news regularly, you’ll likely note that 2015 was a year of natural disasters, elections and refugees. But many stories didn’t make international headlines.
We wanted to shine a light on 7 news stories that we think you need to know about.
7. Child marriage debate in Bangladesh
Vinayashree Jagadeesh & Adarsh Jain, TNN | Dec 15, 2015, 06.04 AM IST
CHENNAI: Fifteen-year-old Shwetha spent the last few days cleaning her Kotturpuram house which was inundated by the flood waters. After a gap of more than a month, during which her family endured a calamity, school was a welcome change for her.
This report contains the compilation of the JNA –Phase 01 actions 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.
Children and Innovation do go hand-in-hand. But do humanitarian innovations and child development? Find out in this issue.
Joint Needs Assessment Report – Phase 25th November to 25th December 2015
This report contains the compilation of the JNA – Phase 01 actions in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India in the aftermath of heavy rainfall caused due to the depression in Bay of Bengal resulted severe flooding across South India. Tamil Nadu state was severely affected by floods. Government, Civil Societies and community were overwhelmed with the unprecedented rainfall.
ABOUT THIS ISSUE
The enhanced vulnerability of children to the detrimental impacts of disasters and emergencies now qualifies as conventional wisdom in various humanitarian circles. Almost 70% of the affected population of a disaster or extreme event are children. Consequently, a lot of government and humanitarian agencies have taken up the cause of protecting and promoting the rights of children to safety and security.
The rain respite was momentary in flood-hit Chennai. After a lull of 12 hours, Chennai has been hit by rains again. Fresh spell of rain has disrupted normal life in Puducherry and Kanchipuram. Fresh rains pose threat to rescue and relief operation in flood-hit Chennai while the Metrological Department has warned that the state will witness less rain for nest 2-3 days.
Chennai on Thursday turned a virtual island whereas the other coastal areas of Tamil Nadu were marooned after unprecedented rains in 100 years pounded the city. The road and rail links are destroyed. Late tonight, the Airport Authority of India announced that Chennai airport will remain shut till December 6 in the wake of the battering downpour and predictions of more rains in the next 72 hours.
Chennai is flooded in record breaking rains, it has been termed as the heaviest in over 100 years. Puducherry and its suburbs continued to be lashed by heavy rains since last night and it recorded 15.2 cm rain in the last 24 hours ending 0830 hours today. Rainfall spread as far north as Visakhapatnam in northeast Andhra Pradesh; however, the heaviest rain was focused over eastern Tamil Nadu through Tuesday.
Army and Navy have been deployed in two suburban areas of Chennai as heavy rains continue to pound several parts of northern Tamil Nadu and Puducherry disrupting normal life.
Two Army columns were pressed into service in Tambaram and Ura-pakkam on Tuesday night to undertake rescue on a war footing, while Navy personnel were deployed in Saidapet area to rescue people marooned in low-lying areas
The National Disaster Response Force has already dispatched ten teams of which four are already in Chennai and the rest will be flying in on Wednesday.
Over the past year we have grown our income in a crowded and competitive market. We have had to absorb some cuts to our funding from DFAT as part of the Government’s austerity measures. We want to thank those supporters, including our President, who advocated strenuously on our behalf to reduce the severity of those cuts. It has also been a busy year as we have steadily prepared for our five yearly re-accreditation with DFAT, and welcomed an expanded membership.
(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the United Nations and other organizations around the globe in recognizing Universal Children’s Day. Celebrated each year on November 20, the day was established in 1954 to promote international togetherness and awareness on children’s issues worldwide. It also marks the day on which the Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted in 1959 and the Convention on the Rights of the Child was held in 1989.