Support puts Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on the path to immunise a further 300 million children and save up to 6 million more lives
Berlin, 27 January 2015 – Hundreds of millions of children living in the world’s poorest countries will receive life-saving vaccines as a result of record-breaking financial commitments made today at the Gavi Pledging Conference, hosted in Berlin by German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Snapshot 21-27 January
Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks continue, with Borno state capital Maiduguri and nearby military bases targeted on 25 January. Security forces pushed BH back from Maiduguri, but further attacks are expected. BH also raided villages in Michika local government area, Adamawa state. There are reports that BH has forbidden the use of vehicles in areas under its control.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:28 GMT
Author: Amarjyoti Borah
GUWAHATI, India, Jan 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cases of deadly mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis have risen nearly five-fold in five years in India's northeast Assam state as a result of warming weather and changing rainfall, health experts say.
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Heavy monsoon rains began on September 2, 2014 in Jammu and Kashmir region leading to heavy flooding. On September 3, a border security officer and five others were killed in landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain the Jammu region. The Jammu and Kashmir government sounded a flood alert for the state on September 4 after three days of incessant rain had flooded 23 villages. By September 6 the flooding was recognized as the worst in 50 years and the death toll had risen to 150.
Snapshot 14–20 January
Cameroon: 50,000 people are estimated displaced due to the recent increase in Boko Haram (BH) attacks in the northern regions. In the past week, an attack on a military base in Kolofata resulted in 143 BH killed, subsequently, BH kidnapped 80 people from one village – with three killed and 24 later released. The conflict has escalated regionally, with Chad pledging military support in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram.
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TNN | Jan 12, 2015, 01.52 PM IST
SRINAGAR: Cold wave conditions continued unabated in Kashmir Valley with minimum temperatures hovering below freezing point, causing severe problems to the residents.
Even as more than half of the 40-day harshest winter period in Kashmir, known as 'Chillai-Kalan', has passed, weather in the Valley continues to remain dry and cold.
The Meteorological Department has said there is a possibility of light rain or snowfall at isolated places in the state over the next 24 hours.
Nigeria: Violence has escalated significantly in the northeast. Boko Haram killed more than 2,100 people in the first 11 days of the year. Most were killed in an attack on the town of Baga and surrounding settlements in Borno state, on Lake Chad. Up to 20,000 people were displaced. Other attacks took place in Maiduguri, Damaturu, and Potiskum.
The NDFB warned of the retaliation when Assam Police launched an operation against them and started attacking the tribal people. NDFB attacked on 23rd December 2014 in the three different districts of Assam including Kokrajhar, Sonitpur after two of their people were killed on 21st December resulted in deaths of 71 local tribal people (adivasis) in Assam so far. Kokrajhar, Sonitpur, Chirag, Baksa, Bongagaon and Udaiguri are affected by conflict and have been attributed to National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit faction).
A. SITUATION REPORT ASSAM
According to the latest reports from different sources, the death toll rose to 85 till 28th December in attacks and counter attacks between the two groups (Bodo and Adivasis).
The overall situation has remained peaceful with no fresh incidents of violence reported from affected districts during last 48 hours. Curfew has been relaxed in all the districts following gradual improvement in the overall situation.
CONDUCTED BY: STATE INTER AGENCY GROUP – WEST BENGAL
DATE: 4TH January 2015
DISTRICT: ALIPURDUAR, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
Soon after the Assam Conflict on 23rd of December 2015, Internally Displaced People (IDP) have taken shelter in Kumargram Block of West Bengal. Considering the situation and based on the initial feedback from associates, IAG WB has decided to go for Joint Rapid Need Assessment (JRNA) in four relief camps at Kumargram block with the above mentioned team.
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CHENNAI: A yet-to-be-identified fever that has been creating panic at Rajapalayam in Tamil Nadu claimed the life of a six-year-old girl, taking the toll to five.
Kayalvizhi, daughter of Natarajan of Mangapuram, who had been undergoing treatment at the government general hospital in Palayamkottai, died on Thursday afternoon.
The undiagnosed fever — with symptoms like body pain and high temperature — has been causing panic among the public in the Rajapalayam municipal area.
This report provides an overview of the achievements and key lessons of the Canadian Red Cross response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. It is not meant to provide detailed information about individual programs, but rather showcases the difference that the Canadian Red Cross programs have made to the recovery and development of communities and Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the affected countries.
A decade ago a devastating tsunami crashed into parts of south and south-east Asia killing hundreds of thousands of people and injuring many more.
Five of the seven most affected countries were Commonwealth members: Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the Maldives.
In the Maldives 80 people died - a small number in comparison to other countries, but the damage to the country’s infrastructure was unprecedented.
24 December 2014, New Delhi: Ten years since the Indian Ocean tsunami killed nearly 200 000 people, countries in the WHO South-East Asia Region have built emergency preparedness and response capacities, and continue to further strengthen them - to save lives in disasters.
This week — December 26, 2014 — commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the South Asian earthquake and tsunami, one of the most devastating natural disasters in recorded history. This unprecedented event affected populations in five time zones and 14 countries, killing over 225,000 people, injuring hundreds of thousands, leaving 1.7 million people homeless, and destroying infrastructure and livelihoods.
In the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami, Handicap International worked to help vulnerable Indonesians, Sri Lankans and Indians affected by the large-scale disaster. Ten years later, the organization continues its work there, and has considerably developed its disaster risk management experience.