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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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Relief operations in J&K: Focus on Srinagar, other areas neglected

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Times of India

Sameer Arshad,TNN

ANANTNAG: Mushtaq Ahmad Dar had just received three truckloads of supplies of fibreglass, cement and other hardware material for his shop in Anantnag's Lal Chowk area when the town came under water earlier this month.

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Omar Abdullah thanks Centre, says his govt will function from Thursday

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Times of India

Sanjay Khajuria & M Saleem Pandit,TNN

SRINAGAR/JAMMU: The armed forces and the NDRF rescued over 2,34,000 flood-hit people in Jammu & Kashmir as relief efforts continued on Monday. But authorities pointed out continuing scarcity of drinking water, warning its unavailability could lead to outbreak of epidemics that could cost human lives.

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Round up at 1800 Hrs --- Jammu – Srinagar Highway Opened for Traffic Number of People Rescued Crosses 2,37,000 in J&K (16 September 2014)

Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, NH-1A has been opened for traffic today, by the sustained efforts of Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and Army Engineers. The major impediment to opening the NH was a massive landslide at Ramsoo near Ramban, where over 300 metres of road had been entirely washed away leaving a sheer cliff of 80 degrees slope. Undeterred, the engineers worked night and day to make a new passage through the mountain slope. This led to the crossing over of more than 150 stranded vehicles which moved from Banihal to Jammu.

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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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Disease threatens as Kashmir flood waters turn fetid

  • Rotting animal carcasses major source of concern

  • Stagnant water filling streets week after floods

  • Authorities bring in pumps, water purification kits (Adds details on relief operation, cholera warning)

By Fayaz Bukhari

SRINAGAR, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Indian emergency workers on Monday battled to prevent waterborne diseases like cholera from spreading as fetid water swilled around the Kashmir valley more than a week after the worst flooding in more than a century.

Reuters - AlertNet:



For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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Round up at 1800 Hrs - Number of People Rescued Crosses 2,34,000 in J&K (15 September 2014)

More Heavy Duty Suction Pumps And Ro Plants Being Airlifted To The Valley

Over 2,34,000 persons have been rescued so far by the Armed Forces and NDRF from different parts of Jammu & Kashmir in the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the flood ravaged State. Three teams of Naval Marine Commandos are actively involved in rescue operations at Watlab, Widipura & Tankpura.

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15 Sept : Round up at 1300 hrs - Number of People Rescued Crosses 2,26,000 in J&K

More Heavy Duty Suction Pumps and RO Plants Being Airlifted to the Valley

Over 2,26,000 persons have been rescued so far by the Armed Forces and NDRF from different parts of Jammu & Kashmir in the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the flood ravaged State.

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India + 6 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (9 - 15 September 2014)

About 8,000 people have been displaced by the storm in the Philippines; the Government is leading the response, including the distribution of food and non-food items to the affected people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Responding to devastating floods in Kashmir

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Mercy Corps

Days of torrential rain in Kashmir — a Himalayan region divided between India and Pakistan — have caused the worst flooding there in half a century, and left at least 450 people dead across both countries.

Approximately 1.5 million people throughout the region have been affected by the catastrophic floods, which submerged some 350 villages. More than 500,000 people are stranded in the higher areas of Srinagar, the capital of India-administered Kashmir and one of the cities most devastated by the deadly waters.

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Bangladesh + 3 others
Floods in South Asia

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Oxfam

Millions of people across South Asia have been affected by the massive floods of August and September 2014.

Donate online now to Oxfam's Disaster Response Fund. This ensures that Oxfam can quickly respond wherever and whenever the need is greatest.

Bangladesh

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National Disaster Response Force has rescued 49,990 people so far

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has rescued 49,990 people till today. Five mobile medical units have been opened by NDRF in Srinagar which have treated 1200 patients. In continuation with the post disaster airlifting of food, 60,000 food packets were despatched. Besides this 3.3 MT consisting of Namkeen, biscuits and bread were sent. 15 tonnes of dry food consisting of gur, chevda, roasted gram and biscuits were sent. Further 5.5 tons of roasted gram was also airlifted. Thus the total food airlifted today was 60,000 food packets and 23.83 tonnes.

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Round up at 1700 Hrs --- Over 1,84,000 People Rescued So Far by Armed Forces More Heavy Duty Suction Pumps Being Airlifted to the Valley

Over 1,84,000 persons have been rescued so far by the Armed Forces and NDRF from different parts of Jammu & Kashmir in the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the flood ravaged State.

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Christian Aid launches appeal to help flood victims in South Asia

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Christian Aid

12 September 2014 - Christian Aid has launched an appeal to help victims of severe floods across four countries in South Asia - India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal – that have so far claimed an estimated 500 lives.

More than 8.5 million people in total have been affected – some two million of them forced to flee their homes. With the situation worsening by the day, the flooding is expected to be the worst to hit the region for 60 years.

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Journalist leads 300 people to safety in flooded Srinagar

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Times of India

Sameer Arshad,TNN | Sep 15, 2014, 02.24 AM IST

SRINAGAR: Deafening cries for help jolted journalist Riffat Abdullah out of his fourth floor house as flood waters entered Srinagar's upscale Rajbagh locality after breaching Jhelum's embankment. He began calling up top authorities frantically for help as water levels touched second floor, but the phone lines had snapped.

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Emergency Response Team Bringing Medical Care to Flood Survivors in Jammu & Kashmir

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AmeriCares

First delivery of medical supplies to be followed by more shipments and long-term interventions

With monsoon rains triggering major flooding and landslides in Jammu and Kashmir, AmeriCares India is sending an emergency response team to provide vital medical care to survivors. The early death toll stands at 215 and over 110,000 people have been rescued from record flooding in the north that has crippled communications and heavily damaged critical infrastructure.

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Rains lash valley again, Jhelum level rises, relief operations hampered

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Times of India

M Saleem Pandit,TNN | Sep 15, 2014, 03.15 AM IST

SRINAGAR: Anxiety grew on Sunday with fresh rains lashing the Valley, the Jhelum rising, and the weatherman predicting more downpours with thunder and lightning for the next five to seven days across the state - a situation unfavorable for effective rescue work.

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Devastating floods in Jammu & Kashmir: Fears of epidemic loom large, rescue operations briefly hit due to rain in valley

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Times of India

SRINAGAR: Relief operations in flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir were briefly hampered on Sunday morning due to rain even as the armed forces and NDRF rescued another 60,000 people trapped in flood waters in Kashmir valley.

Rainfall accompanied by thunder and lightning lashed Srinagar and other parts of the valley, on Sunday morning, triggering fears about more trouble in the area which is already reeling under the devastation caused by incessant rain last week.. The weather had been clear for the past five days after incessant rain led to unprecedented floods in the valley.