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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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Journalist leads 300 people to safety in flooded Srinagar

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Times of India

Sameer Arshad,TNN | Sep 15, 2014, 02.24 AM IST

SRINAGAR: Deafening cries for help jolted journalist Riffat Abdullah out of his fourth floor house as flood waters entered Srinagar's upscale Rajbagh locality after breaching Jhelum's embankment. He began calling up top authorities frantically for help as water levels touched second floor, but the phone lines had snapped.

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Emergency Response Team Bringing Medical Care to Flood Survivors in Jammu & Kashmir

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AmeriCares

First delivery of medical supplies to be followed by more shipments and long-term interventions

With monsoon rains triggering major flooding and landslides in Jammu and Kashmir, AmeriCares India is sending an emergency response team to provide vital medical care to survivors. The early death toll stands at 215 and over 110,000 people have been rescued from record flooding in the north that has crippled communications and heavily damaged critical infrastructure.

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Improving Children’s Lives, Transforming the Future – 25 years of child rights in South Asia

New York, 11 September 2014 – According to a new UNICEF report released today there has been progress in the health and well-being of children in South Asia over the last 25 years, but glaring inequalities remain.

"More than 2 million children in South Asia die from preventable causes before their fifth birthday ever year and more than 35 percent of the region's children have chronic malnutrition,” said Karin Hulshof, Regional Director for UNICEF in South Asia.

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Police in J&K collect bodies floating in worst floods in years

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Times of India

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: Authorities in Jammu & Kashmir collected the bodies of women and children floating in the streets on Thursday as anger mounted over what many survivors said was a bungled operation to help those caught in the region's worst flooding in 50 years.

Both the Indian and Pakistan sides have been hit by extensive flooding in recent days, and about 450 people have been killed, with J&K's capital city Srinagar particularly hard hit.

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J&K floods: As water level falls, anger at state govt's failure rises

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Times of India

M Saleem Pandit, Sameer Arshad & Rajat Pandit,TNN | Sep 11, 2014, 02.49 AM IST

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IAF planes airlift stranded from Kashmir

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Times of India

Ashish Mehta,TNN | Sep 11, 2014, 04.52 AM IST

JAIPUR: A group of 18 people from Bandikui in Dausa district, who had gone to Srinagar, reached their houses on Wednesday after they were airlifted to Delhi by an IAF plane. Another 11 people were dropped in Chandigarh and they too are expected to reach home by Thursday morning.

The group, including women and children, had lost all hopes due to the floods in Srinagar. They did not get water, food or electricity in their hotels.

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Children's Safety is Top Priority in Indian Floods

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Fairfield, Conn. (Sept. 8, 2014) — Save the Children is committing to supporting Jammu & Kashmir government's immediate appeal for flood relief items by providing 5,000 blankets.

Following reports of a children's hospital in Srinagar being flooded, Save the Children is especially concerned about the plight of children in the flood-ravaged Kashmir Valley and Jammu region, where the Jhelum and Tawi rivers are overflowing.

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J&K flood toll over 150, PM offers Rs 1,000cr aid to fight ‘national crisis’

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Times of India

TNN & Agencies | Sep 8, 2014, 12.45 AM IST

JAMMU/SRINAGAR: The death toll in Jammu & Kashmir's swamped districts from swirling waters of Jhelum, Chenab and Tawi and their tributaries rose to 150 with at least 50 more fatalities reported from various districts on Sunday. Numerous people were marooned even as relief efforts intensified with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who surveyed the extent of devastation from air, announcing Rs 1000 crore in aid for the pummeled state, describing its worst floods in 50 years as a national calamity.

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Hidden in Plain Sight: a statistical analysis of violence against children

Over the last decade, recognition of the pervasive nature and impact of violence against children has grown. Still, the phenomenon remains largely undocumented and underreported.

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AmeriCares Responds to Emergency Needs of Bihar Flood Survivors

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AmeriCares

Working with local partners to provide health care, nutritional support and other humanitarian aid

In mid-August when the combined fury of heavy rains and flooding rivers affected more than 400,000 people in Bihar, AmeriCares India team quickly mobilized emergency aid to reach people forced to flee their homes in India’s most flood prone state. The displaced are facing food shortages and water contamination, along with increased risk of water borne and vector borne diseases.