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24 Aug 2016 description
report Guardian

When earthquakes strike in south Asia, thousands of children are at risk from fragile school buildings. Evacuation drills are aiming to reduce the potential death toll.

As soon as the school bell rang, Lucky Akhter, 15, dropped down on her knees and took cover under a bench. When a second bell rang, she and 30 other students walked out of the classroom, joining a queue of about 300 students covering their heads with books and bags.

23 Aug 2016 description

Brigitte Rohwerder, July 2016

Question

What have been the different approaches/strategies to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts in developing countries and what lessons have been learned (with a focus on the non-technical aspects of transitional shelter)?

Summary

Literature on approaches to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts reflects the variety of different approaches and definitions, which complicate understandings of transitional shelter and lessons learned.

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

19 Aug 2016 description
report Save the Children

In the wake of severe flooding across Bangladesh, India, China and Nepal, Save the Children warns that years of development progress could be eroded if education isn’t prioritised during the emergency response.

Intense flooding in South and East Asia has so far affected almost 40 million people since June, including approximately 10 million children, bursting riverbanks, washing away homes and destroying crucial infrastructure.

17 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Government of India and WFP signed a Letter of Intent for a proposal to establish a Centre of Excellence (CENEX) on food and nutrition security. The proposal for setting up CENEX shall be sent for government approval by mid-September 2016.

  • WFP has been invited to share its experiences on fortification and the results of the fortification pilot as inputs for potential formulation of a national food fortification policy.

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.

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.

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

07 Aug 2016 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The earthquake that shook Gujarat on January 26, 2001 served as a severe wake-up call.

  • Now, Gujarat has three nodal institutions dedicated solely to disaster preparedness and management.

  • Emergency services have been revamped, a detailed hazard map assesses the vulnerability of all districts, and mock drills are conducted in all schools.

01 Aug 2016 description
report Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 1, 2016) — Torrential rainfall across a handful of countries in South Asia has burst river banks, washed entire homes away and left millions in need of humanitarian assistance.

More than 160 people have reportedly been killed, and Save the Children has launched an emergency flood response, including in three of India’s hardest-hit states where nearly 5 million people are currently affected.

01 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Government of India and WFP signed a Letter of Intent to establish a Centre of Excellence (CENEX) on food and nutrition security. Two working groups were formalized and subsequent meetings are being held to chart out the next steps.

  • WFP has been invited to share its experiences on fortification and the results of the fortification pilot as inputs for potential formulation of a national food fortification policy.

01 Aug 2016 description

Editorial

This issue of Nutrition Exchange is our sixth and we continue to profile the writing of those working at national and sub-national level. This issue contains 13 original articles from Bangladesh,
Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger and Somalia and two with a regional and geographical perspective.

18 Jul 2016 description

Executive Summary

Alert 2016! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook providing an analysis of the state of the world in terms of conflict and peacebuilding from four perspectives: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and gender, peace and security.

15 Jul 2016 description

Contents

341 Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety, 15–16 June 2016

Sommaire

341 Comité consultatif mondial de la sécurité des vaccins, 15–16 juin 2016

14 Jul 2016 description

SEAR/PR/1629

New Delhi, 14 July: Lauding India’s most recent public health achievements, World Health Organization today presented certificates declaring elimination of yaws and maternal and neonatal tetanus to the Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mr J P Nadda.

13 Jul 2016 description

12 JUILLET 2016 | NEW YORK - L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) et ses partenaires lancent aujourd’hui 7 stratégies liées les unes aux autres pour réduire la violence à l’encontre des enfants. Toutes ces approches ont été testées et ont donné des résultats concrets. En les réunissant, l’OMS espère une baisse spectaculaire des cas de violence à l’encontre des enfants.

12 Jul 2016 description

By Isheeta Sumra

The first 1,000 days are a critical window of opportunity to give a child the best possible start in life for good nutrition for cognitive and physical development. WFP and the government of Kerala are helping parents give their children this essential boost with food distributed through social safety nets.

11 Jul 2016 description

Srinagar, India | AFP | Monday 7/11/2016 - 07:18 GMT |

by Parvaiz BUKHARI

Five people including a teenage girl were killed in overnight clashes between protesters and government forces in Indian Kashmir after a popular rebel leader was shot dead, police said Monday, taking the toll to 23.

Hundreds more have been wounded in the demonstrations that broke out on Saturday despite a curfew imposed across much of the Kashmir Valley, where government forces have repeatedly opened fire on protesters in the worst civilian unrest since 2010.