By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia
World Health Organization congratulates India for launching one of the largest public health campaigns to de-worm 270 million people in the age group of one to 19 years, on a single day across the country. The scale of the campaign is unprecedented and reflects the country’s resolve to address health issues related to parasitic intestinal worms (soil-transmitted helminthes).
Jose Manuel Rodriguez‐Llanes, Shishir Ranjan‐Dash, Alok Mukhopadhyay and Debarati Guha‐Sapir
Summary of WFP assistance:
The month saw an intensification of Yemen’s war, amid heightened regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran complicating prospects for peace. Political tensions increased in Haiti, Guinea-Bissau and Moldova, where protests over endemic corruption and a lack of confidence in the government could escalate. In Africa, Boko Haram’s deadly attacks increased in northern Cameroon, and Burkina Faso was hit by an unprecedented terror attack.
After the deep depression in Bay of Bengal shifted towards Andhra Pradesh on 18th November, unprecedented heavy rainfall has been received after a long years. The major affected districts are Nellore, Kadappa, Chittor and East Prakasam where the incessant rains led to inundation of low-lying areas in towns and villages.
World Report 2016: ‘Politics of Fear’ Threatens Rights
Terror Attacks, Refugee Crisis, and Broad Global Crackdown
(Istanbul, January 27, 2016) – The politics of fear led governments around the globe to roll back human rights during 2015, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016.
Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$5,700,000
Divya Chandrababu | TNN | Jan 27, 2016, 04.51 PM IST
HENNAI: International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC), a Chennai-based NGO, will study communities that have been affected by floods to ensure that gender- based violence does not increase in families, most of whom are being displaced to the outlying areas.
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre in Chennai on Wednesday announced a Rs 13.6 lakh grant for this project that aims at raising awareness on domestic and sexual violence among women and children.
Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 139, December 2015:
City, Child, and Resilience interact with each other but not always to move towards sustainable development. This issue explores some of the key issues around this.
Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 138, November 2015:
Though any child is a centre of any family is a vulnerable child is not at the centre of disaster management planning. This issue tells us how to do so.
Disaster management planning in India is gradually shifting from an exercise in post-emergency ad-hocism to one that encourages long term planning for preparedness.
At 30 December 2015, there were 1792 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1,647 in immigration detention on the mainland and 145 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.
A further 603 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 28,919 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.
JOINT RAPID NEEDS ASSESSMENT REPORT
This report contains the compilation of the JRNA –Phase 01 actions in the state of Manipur, India in the aftermath of the Earthquake of 6.7 magnitudes in Richter scale that hits Manipur on 4 January, 2016 early morning (4.35 AM) that causes huge damages to lives and properties in Senapati, Imphal West, Imphal East, Thoubal, Bishnupur and Tamenglong districts of Manipur.
To improve the situation, the State Government introduced Integrated Mother and Child Health Action Plan in 2013. The plan envisaged improvement in infrastructure, innovations in healthcare services
By Padroni Copparapu
India is highly vulnerable to natural disasters including cyclones, floods, earthquakes and drought; strengthening people’s resilience to natural disasters is an essential part of the humanitarian effort.
Three protracted crises, Jammu & Kashmir, the North-Eastern States and Naxal-affected areas in central India have created emergency needs. Years of conflict have displaced populations and left many without means to provide for themselves. Providing protection, health and nutrition remains a priority.
December 2015 – Trends
- Deteriorated situations
Afghanistan, Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Niger
- Improved situations
January 2016 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts
- Conflict resolution opportunities
Featured in this issue:
Refl ections on our visit to Northern Nigeria
Updates from our partners in Nigeria, Sudan,
South Sudan, Uganda, India, Timor-Leste and Burma
News from HART
Refl ection and Celebration
At HART, we love to celebrate the courage, commitment and achievements of our partners who dedicate themselves to serving their communities in very challenging situations. They truly represent the spirit of Christmas – ‘love in action’.
World Vision East Asia Communication Officer
If you follow the news regularly, you’ll likely note that 2015 was a year of natural disasters, elections and refugees. But many stories didn’t make international headlines.
We wanted to shine a light on 7 news stories that we think you need to know about.
7. Child marriage debate in Bangladesh
Violent clashes, unrest continue to impede the delivery of food, fuel, and other critical humanitarian supplies
UN, USG warn of a possible humanitarian crisis, call on parties to resolve border impasse
An estimated 81,000 earthquake-affected households require winterization support