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25 May 2016 description
  1. Executive Summary

This Annual Evaluation Report provides an overview of evaluation in the Department for International Development (DFID) for 2015.
The report summarises DFID’s evaluation activities in 2015 and highlights progress against the Evaluation Strategy.

25 May 2016 description
report Government of India


It is expected that extreme heat waves will become more common worldwide because of rising average global temperature. Since the beginning of the 21st century, this has increased by nearly a degree Centigrade. This weather pattern, coupled with the El-Nino effect, is increasing the temperatures in Asia. Further, high humidity compounds the effects of the temperatures being felt by human beings. Extreme heat can lead to dangerous, even deadly, consequences, including heat stress and heatstroke.

23 May 2016 description

According to media reports, in Manipur all major rivers (including the Imphal and Nambol rivers) are flowing above warning level and breaches are reported. Evacuations are on-going.

Preliminary reports indicate that the districts of Bishnupur and Thoubal are badly affected with 2 500 people taking shelter in nine relief camps.

23 May 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

Asia-Pacific is the most disaster-prone region in the world. It is also home to a number of long-running conflicts that exact a human toll. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) places women and girls at the center of humanitarian response. Every year the number and frequency of disasters (whether natural or conflict-related) is increasing, with millions of people displaced from their homes.

21 May 2016 description

Colombo, Sri Lanka | AFP | Saturday 5/21/2016 - 13:06 GMT


Foreign aid began arriving in Sri Lanka Saturday, bringing help to half a million people forced out of their homes by rains and landslides that have killed at least 71 in a week of extreme weather wreaking havoc in South Asia.

As the heaviest rains in a quarter of a century battered Sri Lanka, Cyclone Roanu barrelled into the Bangladesh coastline leaving six people dead and forcing the evacuation of 500,000 there.

19 May 2016 description

New Delhi, 19 May 2016 – In a major public health feat, WHO South-East Asia Region has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus with all districts across the 11 countries having reduced the cases to less one than per 1 000 live births.

Maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination (MNTE) for the Region became official after a team of experts today successfully validated the remaining four provinces of Indonesia, the last pocket in the Region to achieve the target; after India reached the MNTE goal last year.

15 May 2016 description
report Christian Aid


  • Miami and Kolkata ranked as most vulnerable coastal cities exposed to flooding
  • Cities in carbon polluters USA, China and India most at risk
  • UK ranks in the top 25 for most exposed future coastline
  • Next week’s World Humanitarian Summit offers hope to tackle problem

To mark the start of Christian Aid Week, a new report by the charity highlights the world cities most at risk from future coastal flooding.

15 May 2016 description
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Consensus Statement

The WMO South Asia Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF) has finalized its consensus outlook for the 2016 Southwest Monsoon season. The outlook suggests that during the 2016 southwest monsoon season (June – September), above-normal rainfall is likely over much of South Asia. Above-normal rainfall is likely over broad areas of central and western parts of South Asia.

13 May 2016 description

A two-day assessment has been carried out in the district of Sheopur, Madhya Pradesh, by Mr. Vivek Yadav, ACF Nutrition and Health Programme Manager, in 28-29 March 2016. The objective was to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the nutrition situation in this district identified as a high burden area by Government of Madhya Pradesh, and where Action Against Hunger (ACF) and Fight Hunger Foundation (FHF) are required to intervene as per their MOU signed respectively with MoHFW and MWCD.

11 May 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 69/325.

Report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization on consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2015


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.

21 Apr 2016 description

21 AVRIL 2016 | GENÈVE – Lors de la Semaine mondiale de la vaccination 2016, organisée du 24 au 30 avril, l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS)  met en lumière certaines avancées récentes dans la couverture vaccinale et décrit de nouvelles mesures que les pays peuvent prendre pour _« Combler les lacunes en matière de vaccination »_ et atteindre les cibles mondiales fixées pour 2020.   

21 Apr 2016 description

21 APRIL 2016 | GENEVA – During World Immunization Week 2016, held 24-30 April, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlights recent gains in immunization coverage, and outlines further steps countries can take to “Close the Immunization Gap” and meet global vaccination targets by 2020.

21 Apr 2016 description
report Sphere India

Dear Readers,

The 17th edition of Sphere India monthly newsletter contains various news update from our member organization like ADRA, OXFAM India on emergency response in India, Voice from Community by IGSSS and update from Inter Agency Groups- Manipur and a brief of Sphere India program news including the inauguration of South Asia Together for Humanitarian Imperative (SATHI).

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

14 Apr 2016 description

Date and time of Incident: 13.04.2016, 19:20 hrs. Local time


• On 13th April 2016 at 19:20 hrs local time, a powerful earthquake, scale of 6.9 M, epicenter at 134 KM inland struck south west of Maw Liake Township, Sagaing Region in Myanmar. The tremors were felt in the northern parts of its neighboring countries; Thailand, China, Bangladesh and India.

13 Apr 2016 description

The Indian state of Assam is highly prone to disaster and climate risks. A burgeoning population and haphazard planning further drive up the vulnerability of Assam's cities to such risks.