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Pakistan + 11 others
The 2014 Rainfall Season: South and East Asia

Highlights

• The dominant feature of the 2014 season across East Asia so far has been widespread rainfall deficits that led to delayed starts of the growing season across vast areas of the continent.

• Conditions were worst around mid July, followed by a general improvement, which still left moderate rainfall deficits as the predominant pattern. SE Pakistan has been the worst affected area, in particular for livelihoods dependent on rainfed agriculture and pastoral resources.

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World + 8 others
Violence against Women and Girls: Lessons from South Asia

Report
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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World + 52 others
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 + 6 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (9 - 15 September 2014)

About 8,000 people have been displaced by the storm in the Philippines; the Government is leading the response, including the distribution of food and non-food items to the affected people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Bangladesh + 3 others
Floods in South Asia

Report
Oxfam

Millions of people across South Asia have been affected by the massive floods of August and September 2014.

Donate online now to Oxfam's Disaster Response Fund. This ensures that Oxfam can quickly respond wherever and whenever the need is greatest.

Bangladesh

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Pakistan + 3 others
Christian Aid launches appeal to help flood victims in South Asia

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Christian Aid

12 September 2014 - Christian Aid has launched an appeal to help victims of severe floods across four countries in South Asia - India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal – that have so far claimed an estimated 500 lives.

More than 8.5 million people in total have been affected – some two million of them forced to flee their homes. With the situation worsening by the day, the flooding is expected to be the worst to hit the region for 60 years.

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World + 8 others
South Asia to get new drought monitoring tool

Report
AlertNet

The tool, which will incorporate satellite photos, meteorological data, details of ground moisture measurements and crop-yield data, should be available for use by next April.

AlertNet:



For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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Nepal Market Watch: No. 67, July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In July 2014, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed an upward trend due to the lean season and the monsoon period.

  • Overall inflation rate in July 2014 was 8.1 percent. The food and beverage group was higher at 11.1 percent, as were several sub-groups: fruits (25.5 percent), vegetables (21.2 percent), meat and fish (15.9 percent), and milk and dairy products (10.9 percent).

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Update: Nepal floods-landslides and relief (10 September 2014)

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Nepalnews.com

It has been almost a month since floods and landslides swept through mid-west Nepal, leaving behind a trail of devastation. But with the funds allocated by the government yet to be fully and properly disbursed, relief operation is still not in full swing.

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World + 8 others
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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Philippines + 13 others
Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Bulletin January - June 2014

The first six months of 2014 saw the most intense and highest number of storms in Asia and the Pacific compared to the same period over the last five years. Over 31 million people were affected by 58 natural disasters.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 5 others
Health Ministers commit to eliminating kala-azar

SEAR/PR/1581

09 September 2014, Dhaka: Health Ministers from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Thailand today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the elimination of Visceral Leishmaniasis (kala-azar) from their countries . Over 147 million people in the South-East Asia Region are at risk of contracting this life-threatening disease, mainly in Bangladesh, India and Nepal, with recent, sporadic cases being reported from Bhutan and Thailand as well.

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India + 3 others
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) steps up relief efforts as floods affect millions across South Asia

New Delhi, September 9th, 2014. In recent days and weeks, monsoon rains have led to serious floods and landslides that have claimed over 1000 lives and affected millions of people across regions of Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

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Emergency health teams treat Nepali flood victims

A serious health emergency is developing in the western regions of Nepal following deadly floods late last month. In response, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is establishing two temporary health camps to assist some of the 180,000 people affected.

To date, flooding has killed 32 and left more than 30,000 families without food, clothing and shelter.

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Bangladesh + 3 others
South Asia region: Floods 2014 Information bulletin n°1

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Nepal Red Cross Society and the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), have launched an Emergency Appeal and DREF respectively. While the Indian Red Cross Society and Pakistan Red Crescent Society have yet to determine if external assistance is required, and is therefore not seeking funding or other assistance from donors at this time.

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Bangladesh + 5 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (2 - 8 September 2014)

Three million people have been affected by two weeks of intense rain in Bangladesh, prompting health concerns. In India, the worst floods in 60 years have killed 120 people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.