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Flood Recovery Efforts Continue In Serbia And Bosnia

Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Vladan and his wife welcome the arrival of much needed building supplies to repair their flood damaged home in Grdica, a village near Kraljevo, Serbia. Vladan's home along with hundreds of other homes in the area were submerged under several feet of water for days after a powerful surge of flood waters from Serbia's record breaking spring rainfall engulfed much of the country in May. The waters destroyed nearly everything inside the homes, now stripped bare and awaiting repairs to the walls and floors.

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The Ab Barak Landslide: Past and Future



This report provides a preliminary analysis of the Ab Barak landslide which occurred on 2 May 2014. Satellite imagery acquired on 7 June 2013 and 5 May 2014 by the WorldView-2 satellite as well as Google Earth images were used for this report.

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ACT Alliance Preliminary Appeal: Emergency response and early recovery support to flood and landslide affected households in Western Nepal

ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 420,607

Balance Requested: US$ 420,607

Geneva, 29 August 2014

Dear Colleagues,

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New home brings new hope for earthquake survivors

Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program beneficiary Evangeline Avilla, 43, and her family have moved into their temporary shelter in barangay Ubojan along with other 82 families whose houses were damaged when the 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Bohol.

“Mas komportableng tirahan ang mga bahay na ito. Mas ligtas na kami dito kaysa doon sa mga tents [This temporary shelter is a more comfortable place to stay. We are now safer here than in the tents],” Evelyn said.

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ICRC President lauds partnership with Philippine Red Cross in Yolanda recovery

Basey, Samar -- After viewing the progress of communities in the areas hit by typhoon Yolanda, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross said that the partnership with the Philippine Red Cross in implementing the recovery efforts can be modeled and used in other places in the world.

ICRC President Peter Maurer told a gathering of volunteers and staff of the Philippine Red Cross during a visit to Samar that “ our partnership is highly inspiring, and for which, I am extremely grateful."

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Nepal + 1 other
U.S. Provides Additional Funds to Help Flood Victims in Nepal

The U.S. Mission in Nepal, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will contribute more than $450,000 in food assistance to the UN World Food Programme in Nepal to support existing flood and landslide relief efforts by the Government of Nepal and other humanitarian aid partners. The U.S. contribution will enable the World Food Programme to purchase approximately 450 metric tons of locally and regionally produced rice, legumes and other important food commodities.

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Bihar Floods Rapid Joint Needs Assessment Report

Sphere India


Bihar is India’s most flood- prone State, with 76 percent of the population, in the north Bihar living under the recurring threat of flood devastation. About 68800 sq Km out of total geographical area of 94163 sq Km comprising 73.06 percent is flood affected.

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Sri Lanka: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 03 | August 2014


  • Climate change and delayed monsoon has caused 20% loss of paddy harvest in the country during Maha 2013

  • Foot and Mouth Disease among livestock is rapidly spreading despite control measures by the Government

  • ERC approves over $2 million CERF funding to provide humanitarian assistance to drought-affected people in Sri Lanka

  • Heavy rainfall cause havoc in the southern Sri Lanka causing 27 deaths in June 2014

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Housing plans for disaster-affected around the country awaiting government endorsement

Housing plans to assist disaster-affected people have been developed, and are awaiting approval and financial support from the government.

A budget submission seeking funds for housing repairs and reconstruction in Honiara, Guadalcanal and repatriation areas had been submitted to the Ministry of Finance.

The submission also includes permanent housing reconstruction for Temotu communities affected by the 2013 tsunami and earthquake.

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China landslide toll rises to 15: report

08/29/2014 02:18 GMT

BEIJING, August 29, 2014 (AFP) - The death toll from a landslide that destroyed a Chinese village has risen to 15, state media reported Friday.

Half of a 600-metre high knoll near Fuquan city in the southwestern province of Guizhou broke free and "wiped out a majority of the village" at its base, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Rescue workers were still trying to extract survivors from the debris, it added. Pictures showed emergency personnel levering up huge slabs of tiled wall.

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Flood relief in Bosnia Herzegovina


Malteser International rebuilds soup kitchen and health center

The village of Maglaj is one of eight communities in Bosnia Herzegovina that were hit especially hard during the floods of May 2014. There, Malteser International is working with local partners as well as the Malteser association in the diocese of Limburg, Germany, to rebuild a soup kitchen and a health center. Both were heavily damaged by the flood waters. The reconstruction of these two facilities will benefit 25,000 people.

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Landslide devastates Karenni refugee camp: 1 dead, 1 missing


A landslide induced by continuous heavy rains has killed at least one man at a Karenni refugee camp in Mae Hong Son Province, northern Thailand.

More than 100 refugee homes were damaged in the deluge, camp officials said.

“Heavy rain fell throughout Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, destroying a clinic, a school and a women’s shelter, and damaging more than 100 houses in Zone B of the camp,” said vice-chairperson Naw Khu Paw.

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Uttar Pradesh Floods Joint Rapid Needs Assessment Report

Sphere India
  1. Executive Summary

The eastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh is facing severe floods. Due to regular rainfall and the occasional discharge of water from the Nepal side of the border, all major rivers in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh have been flooded. The main rivers affecting the population are the Sharada, Ghaghara, Sarayu, Rapti. Most rivers are displaying erratic trends (irregular rise and fall), eroding the banks (esp. Ghagra River) with devastating effects for local villages and causing widespread damage to property.

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ADRA in the Philippines sustains humanitarian efforts in typhoon-hit areas

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in the Philippines has spent almost 8 million USD in combined emergency response and recovery efforts since Typhoon Haiyan struck the country in November last year, addressing the basic but crucial post-disaster needs of more than 160,000 individuals or 32,000 households in the Visayas region.

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Floods wreak havoc in Assam, 12 lakh hit, 9 killed

Times of India

TNN | Aug 28, 2014, 06.33 AM IST

GUWAHATI: Nine people have been killed and over 12 lakh hit by floods in 16 districts of the state. The floods were triggered by heavy rain in the region, mostly in neighbouring Arunachal, over the last few days. Till Wednesday, four persons were reported killed in Lakhimpur district, three in Dhemaji and one each in Morigaon district and Majuli river island.

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Nepal: Floods and Landslides Emergency Appeal n° MDRNP007


This preliminary Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 2, 451,003 to enable the IFRC to support the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 10,000 flood-affected families (50,000 people), focusing on relief distributions, water & sanitation, health and hygiene promotion, emergency and recovery shelter assistance, restoring family links, National Society capacity building and disaster preparedness & risk reduction.

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São Tomé and Príncipe: Early warning systems protect farmers and fishermen

In some places, climate change may appear in subtle ways. Not so in São Tomé and Príncipe, where climate change brings severe and dangerous weather conditions. Storm surges, torrential rains, flash floods, and increasing fog and wind have created hazardous conditions for fishermen and farmers alike.

Africa’s second-smallest country, São Tomé and Príncipe lies about 250 km off the western coast of Gabon. Its 187,500 inhabitants rely primarily on agriculture.

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Appeal for flood survivors in India


Caritas Internationalis has launched an emergency appeal for €768 796 to help people hit by floods in state of Odisha.

Heavy rains since late July and subsequent flooding have affected over 3.5 million people and left almost 50 people dead.

“Millions of people have been displaced and many have been marooned, with their houses and all their basic belongings completely submerged by water,” said Thangsha Sebastian from Caritas India. “They have no idea what the coming days hold for them.”

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Humanitarian Assistance Programme Cumulative Report May - June 2014

HIGHLIGHTS from May – June 2014

  • 83 Recorded Incidents
  • 46 Assessed Incidents
  • 5,502 Affected Families
  • 43,033 Affected Individuals
  • 2,079 Families Assisted
  • 20,257 Individuals Assisted
  • 5,081 NFIs Distributed
  • 19 Provinces Assisted

Natural Disaster Affected and Displaced Families from 1 January to 30 June 2014

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