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Southwest monsoon-2014: Daily Flood Situation Report - Summary of important events as on 19.08.2014

RAINFALL/FLOOD SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

♦ Yesterday, the southwest monsoon was active over Arunachal Pradesh.
Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)

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Air Force MI -17 Helicopters Continue Flood Relief Operations in UP

On 17 Aug 14, two MI-17 helicopters were positioned at Bakshi-Ka Talab(BKT) from Air Force station Gorakhpur for undertaking flood relief operations in the flood hit areas of Bahraich and Nanpara (U.P).

The IAF helicopters commenced operations from Nanpara Helipad (Shahadat college ground) on 17 Aug 14 and immediately swung into action flying extensively over the flood affected areas. The helicopters carried out 05 missions, and flew 05 hours and 45 minutes to drop 2500 Kgs of food supplies (490 packets) over the flood hit villages.

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Nepal + 1 other
Responding to Flooding, Landslides in Nepal and Northern India

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Direct Relief

Direct Relief is reaching out to partners in western Nepal and the Uttar Pradesh district of northern India, where torrential monsoon rains that started last week have triggered landslides and flash floods, claiming the lives of more than 200 people and leaving thousands displaced.

An estimated 1,677 houses were damaged or fully destroyed, leaving many in the region vulnerable to cholera, typhoid, malaria fever, viral diarrhea, and skin infections.

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8 states report 71% of total infant deaths

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Times of India

Subodh Varma,TNN | Aug 19, 2014, 06.32 AM IST

Have you ever wondered why child death (IMR) and mother death (MMR) are going down so slowly in India? Part of the answer can be found in a recent survey report put out by the Census office. The eight, most poor states where this survey was done are home to half the country's population. And, it is in these states that 71% of infant deaths, 72% of deaths of children under-5 years, and 62% of maternal deaths take place.

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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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Nepal + 1 other
Nepal, India floods kill nearly 200

08/18/2014 13:16 GMT

KATHMANDU, August 18, 2014 (AFP) - Floods and landslides in Nepal and northern India have killed nearly 200 people and scores more are missing, local authorities said Monday.

Nepal has been worst hit, with 105 people confirmed dead after torrential rain triggered landslides and flooding, devastating entire villages in what the country's prime minister termed a "national tragedy".

Another 136 people are missing, and authorities are battling to prevent an outbreak of cholera after some survivors showed symptoms of the potentially fatal disease.

Agence France-Presse:

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U.S. supported Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program concludes successfully

Meeta Parti

91 11 24198000

August 13, 2014 | New Delhi: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) India Mission Director John A. Beed and senior officials from the Government of India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare convened today at New Delhi to celebrate the successes of the five-year USAID-supported Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) as it draws to a close. The event celebrated the program’s successes, reflected on lessons learned, and discussed the way forward in partnership with the Government of India.

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Southwest monsoon-2014: Daily Flood Situation Report - Summary of important events as on 10.08.2014

(extract)

DISASTER REPORTED

Himachal Pradesh:-

Update upto 1700 hrs dated 10.08.2014 regarding the missing 01 Guide and 24 Students in flash flood, Mandi (H.P). 24 dead bodies of students have been retrieved. Rescue operation is continues to retrieve dead body of missing guide.

ODISHA

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Battle to contain Ebola intensifies with Nigeria seeking volunteers

08/09/2014 22:47 GMT

by Aderogba OBISESAN

LAGOS, August 9, 2014 (AFP) - The battle to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak continued on Sunday, after Nigeria appealed for volunteers to help halt the spread of the virus but Guinea went back on a statement it was shutting its land borders with two of its neighbours.

A day after the World Health Organization declared the epidemic an international health emergency, countries as far afield as India were scrambling to impose measures to prevent contagion of the virus which has claimed almost 1,000 lives.

Agence France-Presse:

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World + 1 other
Maharashtra’s Child Stunting Declines: What is Driving Them? Findings of a Multidisciplinary Analysis

Haddad, Lawrence; Nisbett, Nick; Barnett, Inka; Valli, Elsa

Abstract:

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Southwest monsoon-2014: Daily Flood Situation Report - Summary of important events as on 31.07.2014

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DISASTER REPORTED

Himachal Pradesh:-Update upto 1700 hrs dated 30.07.2014 regarding the missing 01 Guide and 24 Students in flash flood, Mandi (H.P). 24 dead bodies of students have been retrieved. Rescue operation is continues to retrieve dead body of missing guide.
Maharastra

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Kosi flood: Residents of border town of Birpur move to safer places

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Times of India

Law Kumar Mishra,TNN | Aug 4, 2014, 03.49 AM IST

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Pune landslide: Maharashtra on guard to check for water contamination

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Times of India

Umesh Isalkar & Sarang Dastane,TNN | Aug 4, 2014, 04.30 AM IST

PUNE: The state health department has carried out surveillance in six high-risk villages in the vicinity of Malin to check for groundwater contamination. The authorities are worried that the debris at the site may affect quality of water from borewells and wells, which are the primary drinking water sources for people in these villages.

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Southwest monsoon-2014: Daily Flood Situation Report - Summary of important events as on 30.07.2014

RAINFALL/FLOOD SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

Yesterday, the southwest monsoon was vigorous over East Rajasthan and active over West Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat Region, Konkan & Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)

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Situation Report -1: Landslide and Flood in Maharashtra

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Sphere India

A. Pune Landslide: Situation Report

A massive landslide occured in Malin village in Ambegaon tehsil of Pune, as heavy downpour loosened earth and dislodged rocks and boulders. Heavy rain has continued to lash the region over the past four days and heavy rain lashed in the past 24 hours over the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Number of causalities reported: 20 (the exact number of causalities is not known as the rescue operation is going on and likely to increase)

Number of people rescued alive till noon: 2

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World + 1 other
A Cross-Sectional, Randomized Cluster Sample Survey of Household Vulnerability to Extreme Heat among Slum Dwellers in Ahmedabad, India

Extreme heat is a significant public health concern in India; extreme heat hazards are projected to increase in frequency and severity with climate change. Few of the factors driving population heat vulnerability are documented, though poverty is a presumed risk factor. To facilitate public health preparedness, an assessment of factors affecting vulnerability among slum dwellers was conducted in summer 2011 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.