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Emergency flood response continues

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Islamic Relief

As winter approaches, millions of people are still at risk more than a month after widespread flooding devastated communities in India and Pakistan.

In Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, hundreds of villages were submerged during the floods. Ten villages now have access to safe drinking water, thanks to water filtration plants provided by Islamic Relief.

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World + 49 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 22–28 October

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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Nigeria + 10 others
Rotary marks World Polio Day with US$44.7 million in grants to fight polio in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

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Rotary

CONTACTS: Vivian Fiore - Vivian.fiore@rotary.org, Phone: +1 (847) 866-3234 (US)

HUMANITARIAN GROUP’S OCTOBER 24 LIVESTREAM EVENT FROM CHICAGO FEATURES TOP GLOBAL HEALTH EXPERTS, POLIO-SURVIVOR MINDA DENTLER, POP STAR TESSANNE CHIN, REGGAE’S ZIGGY MARLEY AND MORE

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India's Modi announces relief package for flood-hit Kashmir

By Fayaz Bukhari

SRINAGAR, India, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced a 7.5 billion rupee ($120 million) relief package for flood-hit Kashmir as his Bharatiya Janata Party seeks to expand support beyond the mainly Hindu lowlands of Jammu.

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

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PM meets various groups of flood affected people in Srinagar, listens to their problems and suggestions

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today met various groups of flood-affected people in Srinagar to understand their problems first-hand, and listen to their suggestions on the rehabilitation process following the recent floods. The Prime Minister had announced that he would be spending the day of Diwali interacting with flood-affected people of Srinagar.

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Health experts press for early introduction of injectable polio vaccine in India

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Times of India

Ekatha Ann John,TNN | Oct 24, 2014, 09.55 AM IST

Top doctors and medical professors in the country have pressed for early introduction of injectable polio vaccine, saying it is much more effective than the oral form as it eliminates the risk of vaccine-polio.

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2 Patna doctors serve flood-hit in Kashmir

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Times of India

Banjot Kaur Bhatia,TNN | Oct 19, 2014, 10.45 PM IST

PATNA: While help poured in from different corners of the world for the people of Jammu and Kashmir reeling under floods late last month, two Patna-based doctors also did their bit by offering medical help to people there.

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World + 51 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

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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Ethiopia + 6 others
HIV/Aids complicates fight against kala azar

IN SUMMARY

The numbers

  • 300,000 - Or 90 per cent new cases of Kala azar infections every year. Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, and Sudan are the most affected countries, according to the World Health Organization.

  • 35 - Countries in which VL-HIV cases are reported.

  • 20pc to 40 per cent of patients with VL were also found to be infected with HIV in North Africa, one of the hardest hit areas.

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Act Alliance Preliminary Appeal: Cyclone Hudhud batters Andhra Pradesh & Odisha: IND142

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ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$816,104
Balance Requested: US$816,104

Geneva, 20 October 2014

Dear Colleagues,

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India + 3 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (14 - 20 October 2014)

The death toll from Hudhud stands at 45 with around 920,000 affected. More than 135,000 people are taking shelter in 223 relief camps as authorities are providing food to 685,000 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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Southwest Monsoon-2014: Daily flood situation report summary of important events as on 15.10.2014

RAINFALL/FLOOD SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

  • Conditions are becoming favourable for further withdrawal of southwest monsoon from some more parts of Central & East India during next 3­4 days.

  • The withdrawal line of southwest monsoon continue to pass through Lat.27.0°N/Long.87.0°E, Forbesganj, Gaya, Rewa, Hoshangabad, Ahmadnagar, Satara, Vengurla, Lat.16.0°N/Long.70.0°E and Lat.16.0°N/Long.60.0°E.

Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)

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Situation Report-4 (Information On Cyclone HUDHUD), 14th October 2014

Current Situation

Information on Depression over East Uttar Pradesh and neighbourhood: As on 14th October 2014, 12.30 PM

The Depression over south Chhattisgarh & neighborhood has moved north-northeastwards and lay centered at 0830 hours IST of 14th October 2014 over East Uttar Pradesh & neighbourhood about 80 km Southwest of Varanasi. It would move Northeastwards and weaken into a Well-Marked Low Pressure area during next 12 hours.

Forecast : Rain/Thundershower would occur at one or two places over Odisha during next 24hours.

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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 October

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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India: Cyclone HudHud - Information bulletin no. 2

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is monitoring the developing situation and at this stage is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors.

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India + 6 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (8 - 13 October 2014)

On 12 Oct, Cyclone Hudhud made landfall with wind speeds of between 180-195 kph and 2-3 metre waves. At least six people have been killed and 150,000 people have been evacuated

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Indian Armed Forces Ready to Launch Relief and Rescue Operations After Cyclone ‘Hudhud’ Strikes Indian Coast

After the cyclone ‘Hudhud’ struck the northern coast of Andhra Pradesh near Visakhapatnam today afternoon, the Armed Forces have repositioned their assets and waiting for the civil administration’s directions to launch rescue and relief operations in the cyclone affected regions of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

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Situation Report (Information On Cyclone HUDHUD), 11th October 2014

Current Situation

According to latest observations, the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘HUDHUD’ over westcentral Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards during past six hours and lay centered at 1130 hrs IST of 11th October 2014 near latitude 16.1ºN and longitude 85.1ºE, about 350 km south-southeast of Gopalpur. The system would move northwestwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh coast around Visakhapatnam by the forenoon of 12th October 2014.

Forecast : Rain/Thundershower would occur at most places over Odisha during next 48 hours.

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Southwest Monsoon-2014: Daily flood situation report summary of important events as on 11.10.2014

RAINFALL/FLOOD SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

♦ The withdrawal line of southwest monsoon continues to pass through Lat.27.0°N/Long.87.0°E, Forbesganj, Gaya, Rewa, Hoshangabad, Malegaon, Dahanu, Lat.20.0°N/Long.70.0°E and Lat.20.0°N/Long.60.0°E.

Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)