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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

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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Emergency Medical Teams Provide Medical Care to Flood Survivors in Jammu & Kashmir

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AmeriCares

Medical Teams conduct medical camps treating thousands of survivors, second response phase planned

AmeriCares India Emergency Medical Teams are providing medical care and humanitarian aid to survivors of record flooding in Jammu and Kashmir. More aid shipments and longer term recovery planning are also underway.

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Assemblée générale: sur fond d’appels vibrants au multilatéralisme, le Chef de la diplomatie russe dénonce la polarisation de la scène internationale

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Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
15e & 16e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

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Rapid Needs Assessment Report: J&K Floods 2014

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Caritas

Jammu and Kashmir is batling with one of the worst flods in decades with overflowing rivers in the region due to days of incesant rainfal. Around 27 people lost their lives and milions were stranded acros 250 afected vilages. The prime minister of India has caled the flods a “National calamity”. After continuous spel of rain, flod waters breached embankments in many low-lying areas in Kashmir, including the capital Srinagar, forcing people to move to safer places. River Jhelum, Chenab and many other streams were flowing above danger mark.

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Recovering from Cyclone Phailin - fishing communities put out to sea again

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ActionAid

Cyclone Phailin devastated the Odisha coast in October 2013. ActionAid India manager Debabrat Patra reports on how local fishing communities have started to rebuild their lives after the disaster.

In the aftermath of the cyclone, it was coastal fishing villages in districts like Ganjam, Odisha that bore the brunt of the damage. When I visited the area just after the disaster, many lives had been lost and the damage to houses, livestock, crops and infrastructure was immense.

Devastation in Nolia Nua Gaon

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Global emergency overview Snapshot 17–23 September

Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: As a three-day countrywide shutdown came to an end in Sierra Leone, the UN Security Council set up a special mission to lead the global response to the Ebola outbreak. More than 5,800 cases have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak, including 2,800 deaths, and more than 13.5 million people are now considered in need of assistance as the impact of the epidemic spreads.

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Doctors from Pune treat patients in flood affected Jammu and Kashmir

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Times of India

PUNE: A team of doctors from Pune has checked over 1500 patients in the flood affected Jammu and Kashmir state. The team of eight doctors has gone to J & K under the banner of a non governmentaln organisation called Sarhad.

A statement issued by the organisation has stated that the team visited Srinagar areas. They have attended to around 1500 patients on the first day. The drive will continue in days to come. More doctors are expected to join the team. Most of the patients that these doctors attended to are children and women.

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Floods in Asia: Restoring good hygiene in the affected areas

In India and Bangladesh, Terre des homes (Tdh) is working both to improve the health of mothers and their children under 5 and to prepare the local population against natural disasters. Following the floods that occurred in both these countries in August, Tdh has taken steps to restore access to drinking water and good levels of hygiene in the affected areas.

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BRICS: Building Education for the Future

Stronger collaboration between five emerging economies that have made major strides in building better quality education systems, can accelerate progress in education, a new UNESCO report recommends.

BRICS (Brazil, Russian, India, China and South Africa): Building Education for the Future is the first in-depth analysis tracking the successes and challenges facing education in the countries. BRICS are currently providing education to over 40 percent of the world’s population.

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Short of oxygen supply, lone Srinagar hospital strives to stay afloat

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Times of India

Suhas Munshi,TNN | Sep 22, 2014, 03.33 AM IST

SRINAGAR: By the evening of September 8, every hospital in the valley, except one in Srinagar, was under water. Floods had not only submerged the medical facilities but cut off essential supplies to each medical facility. Only Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences at Soura worked through the catastrophe and continues to admit cases while accommodating patients and doctors from other hospitals.

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After the floods, Srinagar faces threat of epidemics

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Times of India

Sameer Arshad,TNN | Sep 19, 2014, 05.56 AM IST

SRINAGAR: A dog nibbled at a half-eaten horse on a road divider while a cow carcass floated alongside, just 4.3km from Srinagar Municipality headquarters in the city's inundated Bemina area. People are living in dread of outbreak of epidemics, with many people reporting severe gastroenteritis, 10 days after apocalyptical deluge hit Srinagar and marooned six lakh people besides washing away the government.

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Logistics mechanism for J&K floods

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Sphere India

1. Mapping - Affected areas

The worst affected districts are Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Budgam, Rajouri, Poonch and Reasi. It has been reported that 450 villages, with an estimated rural population of 823,281 were flooded, with farmlands being submerged. Except for connectivity between Srinagar and north Kashmir's Ganderbal district, all other districts of the valley - including Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Badgam, Baramulla and Bandipora - were cut off.

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J&K floods: Rulers of 'paradise' fight over medicines, baby food

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Times of India

Suhas Munshi,TNN | Sep 18, 2014, 05.18 AM IST

SRINAGAR: The Islamia High School in Rajouri Kadal, a 10-minute drive from Kashmir University, is spread across half-an-acre. On Wednesday, it had women and children strolling and lounging themselves on spare green patches. Some were nursing their babies, some trying to set up homes. They'll probably have to live here for the next one month. Their houses around the Dal lake are still submerged.

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Violence against Women and Girls: Lessons from South Asia

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World Bank

A new report documents the dynamics of violence against women across the life cycle, and analyzes the societal factors that drive perpetrators to commit such acts in the region.

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Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

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's lack of refugee recognition leaves Myanmar's Rohingya in limbo

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AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:08 GMT

Author: Nita Bhalla

NEW DELHI, (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Kohinoor, a stateless Rohingya Muslim, fled her home in Myanmar after a wave of attacks by majority Buddhists, she hoped for a chance to rebuild her life in a new country.

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