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30 Aug 2016 description
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Hundreds of Millions Face Health Risk as Water Pollution Rises Across Three Continents

30 Aug 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Heavy rainfall floods streets in Rawalpindi

  • Provinces asked to follow National Climate Change policy

  • Preventive measures against Congo virus advised: Experts

  • Pakistan to become water scarce in 4 years

  • Supreme Court rejects review appeals of 16 terror convicts set to hang

  • Pakistan’s Counter- Terrorism Policy

  • CPEC confronts terrorism

  • US urges Pakistan, Afghanistan to work together against terrorism

29 Aug 2016 description
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MYANMAR

On 24 August, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Myanmar, killing three people and damaging buildings including more than 100 pagodas. The epicenter of the quake was 25 kilometres west of Chauk, 207 kilometres north-west of Nay Pyi Daw. Due to its location in a sparsely populated area and at a depth of 84 kilometres, the humanitarian impact of the quake was low.

26 Aug 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21-27 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever and malaria in Greece.

26 Aug 2016 description
report Caritas

Though the flood water had receded, the post-traumatic stress is high among the survivors of flood in Assam. These calamities significantly impact children’s psychosocial well-being and development. Caritas India provided psychosocial support to the survivors in the relief camp of Chotu Nilibari village to overcome their difficult situation. A child friendly space was also setup for allowing children to express their feelings and emotions.

26 Aug 2016 description
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397 Fractional-dose inactivated poliovirus vaccination campaign, Telangana state, India, June 2016 403 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– May 2016

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397 Campagne de vaccination par une dose fractionnée de poliovirus inactivé, État du Telangana (Inde), juin 2016 403 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-mai 2016

23 Aug 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • UN lauds Pakistan’s capacity in dealing with natural calamities

  • CDA to launch Monsoon Tree Planation Drive

  • NDMA chairman vows to protect schools from natural disasters

  • India funding terrorists in Balochistan

  • Pakistan has launched decisive action to eliminate terrorism

  • NACTA receives thousands of false informations about terrorism

  • Pakistan again invites India for Kashmir talks

18 Aug 2016 description
report GlobalMedic

August 2016

Monsoon rains have affected over 174,500 people in the northern region of Assam, India. Rivers have surged, destroying thousands of hectares of cropland and infrastructure. The local government has opened 19 camps across the region in an attempt to provide displaced families with adequate food, shelter and medicine, but the majority of affected people are living outside of these camps. The health and hygiene of affected communities are at high risk, and will remain at risk even as the floodwaters recede.

17 Aug 2016 description
report Government of India

1. CENTRAL WATER COMMISSION (DAILY WATER LEVELS AND FORECASTS FOR LEVEL FORECAST SITES)

According to the Central Water Commission (CWC) report dated 13/08/2016, there is no Unprecedented and High flood site in the country. However, 14 Moderate flood sites have been reported in Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Jharkhand :-

MODERATE FLOOD SITUATION

i) River Dhansiri (South) at Numaligarh, District- Golaghat , Assam is flowing at 78.28 m against danger level 77.42 m with Rising Trend.

12 Aug 2016 description

Thanks to the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund, Humanitarian Coalition member Oxfam Canada is assisting impacted individuals and communities with timely emergency relief aid following heavy rains and flooding in India.

Heavy rain for most of July caused devastating floods, affecting more than 500 villages. In the province of Assam, the hardest hit region, approximately 10% of those affected have been forced to seek refuge in 24 relief camps.

12 Aug 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiolgists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 7-13 August 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, yellow fever in Angola, polio, MERS CoV and West Nile virus.

12 Aug 2016 description
report Caritas

The risk of epidemics is rising in Supaul district of Bihar as floodwater stagnant in the supaul for more than 15 days. Health camps were organized by Caritas India and HCL foundation for the flood victims of Koshi river on a special request from ADM supaul. The field assessment of Supaul district revealed that the water logging can increase the risk of water borne diseases.

11 Aug 2016 description

AUTHORS
Eugenia E. Lee
Barclay Stewart
Yuanting A. Zha
Thomas A. Groen
Frederick M. Burkle Jr.
Adam L. Kushner

ABSTRACT
Background: Climate extremes will increase the frequency and severity of natural disasters worldwide. Climate-related natural disasters were anticipated to affect 375 million people in 2015, more than 50% greater than the yearly average in the previous decade. To inform surgical assistance preparedness, we estimated the number of surgical procedures needed.

10 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

INTRODUCTION

Every child has the right to a fair chance in life. Leaving no child behind is both a moral imperative and a strategic priority for the development of inclusive, sustainable and stable societies everywhere. In 2015, UNICEF worked with partners around the world to make that fair chance a reality.

10 Aug 2016 description

Introduction

There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster risk, food price volatility, and climate change will all affect food security patterns.

09 Aug 2016 description

In the month since a new wave of unrest began in Kashmir, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams have suspended their regular mental health activities in order to support health facilities treating the wounded.

09 Aug 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Rain exposes civic crisis in Karachi

  • All set for possible dengue fever outbreak in Punjab

  • India floods Chenab without warning, 200 Pakistani villages severely affected

  • Tripping has been caused by monsoon rain: K Electric

  • Monsoon rains kill 29 in Pakistan

  • National Monsoon Contingency Response Directive 2016

  • Suicide bomber kills at least 70 at Pakistan hospital

  • 2007-2016: A decade of deadly insurgent attacks across Pakistan

08 Aug 2016 description
report The Global Fund

MUMBAI - Tata Trusts and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria have launched the India Health Fund, an innovative initiative to raise funds within India and invest the money to tackle key health challenges, starting with tuberculosis and malaria.