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16 Aug 2017 description

Executive Summary

State Inter Agency Group West Bengal and Department of Disaster Management, Government of West Bengal has conducted a Joint Rapid Need Assessment in the six worst flood affected districts of Southern Bengal.

15 Aug 2017 description
report Sphere India

Situation in India

Heavy rain in last few days triggered by flash floods has wreak havoc, paralyzing the normal life of people in many areas of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Northern West Bengal and Assam with 3rd waves of deadly floods that hit the state.

15 Aug 2017 description
report Christian Aid

Situation Report

The Army and the Indian Air Force (IAF) will join the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in evacuation and rescue operation in flood-hit districts of Bihar, even as no casualty was reported so far due to floods.

Of Bihar’s 38 districts, 14 district affected by flood. Total 65.37 Lakh population affected in the Bihar and total 3641 villages affected.

Severe affected districts:

Kishanganj, Araria, Katihar and Purnia were the worst affected by floods. Partialy affected districts:

15 Aug 2017 description
report Christian Aid

A.1: Flood situation (Trasns border linkages- UP stream and Downstream)

Of the 16 mighty rivers whose water level was monitored on Saturday, at least 14 were flowing either above the danger-mark or showed a rising trend in the districts they flow by.

The number of flood-hit districts in UP has risen to 16 with more than 4.6 lakh people hit by the natural calamity.

11 Aug 2017 description
  • The flood waters in Assam are slowly receding, although four districts (Lakhimpur, Golaghat, Charideo and Tinsukia) remain flooded with 28 996 people still affected. According to ASDMA, 10 relief camps are currently operational and hosting 1 585 people.

  • On 7 August, the State Government of Assam announced the release of INR 100 Crore (EUR 13.3 million) for the reconstruction of embankments and rebuilding of infrastructure in Lakhimpur and three other districts.

08 Aug 2017 description
report Times of India

JAIPUR: After floods, risk of spread of water-borne diseases is haunting residents of flood-affected areas of the state. Health department officials are now distributing chlorine tablets and bleaching powder in panchayats so that people would get clean water for drinking.

03 Aug 2017 description

By Melissa Winkler, IFRC

Concerns over water and vector-borne diseases are mounting in northeastern India, where devastating flood waters are starting to recede, leaving behind contaminated water sources and conditions ripe for mosquitoes to breed.

01 Aug 2017 description

June 2017 | Volume 5 | Issue 2

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Reducing Sepsis Deaths in Newborns Through Home Visitation and Active Case Detection: Is it Realistic?

  • The Importance of Mental Well-Being for Health Professionals During Complex Emergencies: It Is Time We Take It Seriously

  • Improving Adherence to Essential Birth Practices Using the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist With Peer Coaching: Experience From 60 Public Health Facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India

28 Jul 2017 description
report Sphere India

Situation in India

Floods wreak havoc in Gujarat, West Bengal and Rajasthan whereas situation improved in Assam, Odisha and Manipur during the past few days.

27 Jul 2017 description
report AmeriCares

MUMBAI—July 17, 2017— Americares India has deployed medical teams to treat survivors of the Assam floods. More than 700 villages have been damaged due to the flooding caused by heavy rainfall in 26 of Assam’s 32 districts. Incessant rains in recent weeks have disrupted normal life and have inundated thousands of hectares of agricultural land. The flooding has led to landslides, blocked highways and damaged roads and bridges. Moreover, lakhs of people’s health is at risk without access to safe drinking water, sanitation and health care facilities.

27 Jul 2017 description
report Government of India

Following is the text of statement made in Rajya Sabha today by Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju on ‘Situation arising out of recent floods in various parts of the country, particularly in Assam’:

24 Jul 2017 description
report Sphere India

SITUATION IN INDIA

The floods situation in Gujarat, Odisha, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram are back to normal whereas floods situation in Assam has gradually improved, the numbers of affected districts has drop to nine on 23rd July, 2017.
Meanwhile, two people died as incessant rainfall caused flood-like situation in Birbhum, West Mindapore and East Midnapore districts of West Bengal on Sunday.

18 Jul 2017 description
report Caritas

Low attendance: The enrolment of the children in the LP School is high approximately 80% however, the attendance in the school is very less before and after flood. One of the important reasons is due to the frequent flood which is leading to displacement of the children every year.

14 Jul 2017 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (14 July 2017) — Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, according to a report produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).