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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

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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Ethiopia + 6 others
HIV/Aids complicates fight against kala azar

IN SUMMARY

The numbers

  • 300,000 - Or 90 per cent new cases of Kala azar infections every year. Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nepal, and Sudan are the most affected countries, according to the World Health Organization.

  • 35 - Countries in which VL-HIV cases are reported.

  • 20pc to 40 per cent of patients with VL were also found to be infected with HIV in North Africa, one of the hardest hit areas.

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Phailin After 5 Months - Best Practices of IAG Odisha On Phailin and Floods

The definition of disaster is now all encompassing, which includes not only the events emanating from natural and man-made causes, but even those events which are caused by accident or negligence. There was a long felt need to capture information about all such events occurring across the sectors and efforts made to mitigate them in the country and to collate them at one place in a global perspective. This book has been an effort towards realising this thought.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 October

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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Terre des hommes gets ready for a flood operation relief

Days of intensive rains have left the northern part of India devastated as Kashmir is facing unprecedented floods. So far, the floods have killed 200 people in Indian-administered Kashmir. According to the authorities of Jammu and Kashmir, more than 10 million of people would have been affected.

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Nobel Peace Prize Boosts Battle to End Child Labor

Recognition for Activist a Reminder of Challenges Ahead

OCTOBER 10, 2014

(New York) – The awarding of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize to Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi recognizes the hard fight against child labor and should serve as a call to address this challenge around the globe, Human Rights Watch said today. Satyarthi, 60, launched a campaign against employing children in the worst forms of labor both in India and elsewhere, and has built a movement to encourage businesses to employ ethical practices without child labor.

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Insight: India - Pakistan clashes escalate into a humanitarian tragedy

By Fayaz Bukhari and Katharine Houreld

P.S. PORA, India/SIALKOT, Pakistan, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - It was a balmy night when mortar struck the courtyard of Shahdin Mohammad's home, killing his son and grandson and injuring three other family members who were asleep outside.

He knelt on the ground, cradling his 12-year-old grandson, shouting for help, but by the time a neighbour arrived and drove them to the nearest clinic, it was too late.

Read the full story on AlertNet.

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Preparedness for cyclonic storm “HUD-HUD”

As per the latest information received from India Meteorological Department (IMD), the deep depression over north Andaman Sea intensified into a Cyclonic Storm ‘HUD HUD’ and lay centred at 8.30 hrs over north Andaman Sea close to Long Island. After crossing the Long Island, the system would continue to move west-northwestwards, intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 24 hours and subsequently into a very severe cyclonic storm during subsequent 36 hours.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 01–07 October

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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World + 52 others
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

Report
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

AG/11564

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

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Rapid Needs Assessment Report: J&K Floods 2014

Report
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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World + 51 others
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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