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27 Aug 2015 description


Over one-third of the 2.5 billion people worldwide who do not have access to improved sanitation live in India. Nearly 69 per cent of the population practise open defecation. Typically, the government of India’s national sanitation schemes have focused on building more latrines for reducing open defecation, health-related illness and child malnutrition.

27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

26 Aug 2015 description
report ActionAid

Oriana Lauria

How much water do you need to survive? How many people don't have access to water? And what does that mean, anyway? These aren't questions we usually ask ourselves, even if magazines or tube announcements constantly remind us to 'stay hydrated'. But it's World Water Week, and everyone is talking about water. Here are four top facts you need to know about water, and how ActionAid is helping communities gain access to it.

25 Aug 2015 description
report Government of India

According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 24th August, 2015, there are 17 Moderate flood sites in the country.

25 Aug 2015 description
report Sphere India


Due to continuous heavy rainfall in Assam, the water in the rivers has crossed danger level at Brahmaputra at Nematighat (Jorhat), Tezpur (Sonitpur), Dhubri, Jia Bharali at N.T. Road Xing (Sonitpur), Puthimari at N.T. Road Xing (Kamrup), Manas at NH road Xing (Barpeta), Sankosh at Golokganj (Dhubri) and Kushiyara at karimganj (Karimganj). Flood situation has affected 19 districts. As per IMD weather warning, there will be heavy rainfall at isolated places on today (i.e. 22.08.15), 25.08.15 and 26.08.15

B. Impact

18 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 12 August –18 August 2015

Yemen: The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. 1.4 million people have become displaced since conflict escalated in March – a 12% increase since early July. Fuel shortages and access issues continue to affect provision of health services. 23% of Yemen’s health facilities are either partially funtional or non-functional.

18 Aug 2015 description
South Asia - version 7
Technical Annex - version 8


Sixth Modification

13 Aug 2015 description

The overall objective of this NCA is to provide a greater level of understanding regarding the possible causes of child undernutrition in the operational ACF-India area of Khaknar block, Bhuranpur district, Madhya Pradesh. In Burhanpur District, ACF is working closely with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) at district and village level.

11 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 5-11 August 2015

Burkina Faso: Heavy floods in Ouagadougou, Kadiogo province, and Bobo-Dioulasso, Houet province, in early August affected around 19,780 people. Significant damage to houses and food stocks were reported. Additional flooding in the north could bring the total number of affected to 122,000. More than 1.5 million people are facing Stressed or Crisis food security outcomes in Burkina Faso, especially in the Sahel region in the north.

10 Aug 2015 description


On 8 Aug Typhoon Soudelor killed six people in Taiwan, Province of China.
On 9 Aug Souledor hit Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Anhui provinces in mainland China.

08 Aug 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief is to provide vital aid to those hit by devastating flash flooding in countries in South East Asia.

Weeks of torrential monsoon rains in the aftermath of cyclone Komen have triggered deadly floods and landslides in many countries. Hundreds of people have lost their lives and millions more have been displaced.

Islamic Relief’s immediate emergency response will focus on India and Myanmar, two of the worst affected countries.

08 Aug 2015 description

Kalay, 6 Aug — To supply relief aids to flood victims in Kalay region, cargo aircraft C-130 of India air force led by Wing Commander Gopi Mohan arrived at Kalay airport Thursday afternoon.

Major General Min Naung, Commander of North-West Command, welcomed the Indian team while Sagaing region minister for transport U Aung Zaw Oo and party accepted relief aid.

For the first time the Indian aircraft carried 180 sacks of rice, 59 boxes of medicine and instant noodle.

07 Aug 2015 description


El Niño is historically associated with lower rainfall amounts in the Asia-Pacific region; its impact is difficult to predict. Drought and floods are concurrently occurring in many countries in the region, however the effects of drought are expected to prevail and are likely to be heavier than expected.

Country alerts


06 Aug 2015 description

As monsoon clouds threaten more rain, the Indian Red Cross Society is gearing up to increase its aid operations after floods killed more than 200 people and affected more than 10 million.

More than 40 million hectares of land in the country is prone to flooding, with an average of 18.6 million hectares of land flooded each year. So far this year, the worst affected states are Gujarat, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal.

04 Aug 2015 description
report Government of India

According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 2ndAugust, 2015, there is one Moderate flood situation site in the country.

River Ganga at Ballia, Distt- Ballia, Uttar Pradesh is flowing at 57.74 m against the danger level of 57.615 m with falling trend.

03 Aug 2015 description


Heavy rains during the last two weeks have caused floods and landslides in several parts of the country. On 31 Jul, the President’s Office announced natural disaster zones in Chin State, Sagaing Region, Magway Region and Rakhine State. As of 2 Aug, the Government has reported over 200,000 people affected and 36 people killed. This figure is likely to rise as more information becomes available.

The Government is leading the response providing food, water, medicines, shelter, non-food items, cash and other relief items.