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25 May 2009 description
report World Bank

The study focuses on two drought-prone regions of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra and a flood prone region in Orissa.

NEW DELHI, May 25, 2009 - A new World Bank report says India can further its climate resilience through a combination of measures and right incentives aimed at multiple levels of government - local, state, and national.

The Report, Climate Change Impacts in Drought-and Flood-Affected Areas: Case Studies in India is the first of its kind in South Asia Region.

01 Jun 2008 description

Executive Summary

A. Background to the Study

A.1 Climate Variability and Change

1. With alpine conditions, arid deserts and tropical regions, India's climate is as varied as its landscape. The summer monsoon marks the most important event in the economic calendar o f rural India. Over 70% o f the annual precipitation falls between the months o f June and September and a good monsoon heralds a bountiful harvest and financial security. But when monsoons fail, or are excessive, suffering and economic loss can be widespread.

08 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period 01/01/06 to 31/12/07 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Programmes summary: During 2006-2007, overall programme implementation by the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) was successful, resulting in a visible impact in some areas of the programmes. This was despite various challenges related to the political situation and massive destruction due to a series of natural calamities (such as floods, cyclones, fires, cold waves, tornados, river erosions and landslides) that hit Bangladesh during the reporting period.

31 Aug 2007 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

- The government of India estimates that the floods across the country have affected some 44 million people as of 29 August. As many as 36,838 villages have been flooded and 482,330 houses fully damaged. The number of human lives lost to floods has reached 2,281 in total this year.

- The overall flood situation in Bihar has slightly improved with nil to moderate rains in the catchment areas of the major rivers. The major rivers are still flowing above the danger level at certain points, but have maintained their receding trend.

23 Aug 2007 description
report Government of India

RAINFALL SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY (during last 24 hours)

ORISSA

- Light to moderate rainfall has been reported in some parts of the State.

15 Aug 2007 description

Highlights:

- Preparations for Constituent Assembly elections underway

- Government negotiations with different agitating groups produce mixed results

- The second phase of registration of CPN-Maoist combatants continues

- Terai Janatantrik Mukti Morcha (TJMM) and other groups continue to affect the 'reach of state'

- Bandhs called by different groups continue to paralyse life across the country

- Monsoon induced disasters cause damage and displacement in different parts of the country

CONTEXT Politics and Major Developments

On 14 July, Home …

09 Aug 2007 description

1. Weather Advisory for Sindh and Balochistan. Yesterday's Strong Monsoon Weather System has weakened slightly and now lies over Southeast Rajasthan/ Indian Gujarat. It will remain stationary over Sindh and adjoining Gujarat during next 2-days. Later may gradually dissipate over Sindh. The possibility of its movement along Balochistan coast has almost diminished. It shall have following effects:

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24 Jul 2007 description

General Situation:

WEATHER WARNING, FORECAST, RIVER SITUATION, RELIEF ALLOCATION AND AGROMET BULLETIN

Current Situation: Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and Mongla have been advised to keep hoist local cautionary signal number three (r) three. All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice. Monsoon is fairly active over Bangladesh and moderate to strong elsewhere over North Bay.

23 Jul 2007 description

General Situation:

HEAVY RAINFALL AND WEATHER WARNING, WEATHER FORECAST, RIVER SITUATION AND FLOOD SITUATION FOR CHT

Current Situation: Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and Mongla have been advised to keep hoist local cautionary signal number three (r) three. All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice. Monsoon is fairly active over Bangladesh and moderate to strong elsewhere over North Bay.

22 Jul 2007 description

General Situation:

HEAVY RAINFALL AND WEATHER WARNING, WEATHER FORECAST, RIVER SITUATIONS AND RELIEF ALLOCATION

Current Situation: Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox's Bazar and Mongla have been advised to keep hoist local cautionary signal number three (r) three. All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice. Monsoon is active over Bangladesh and moderate to strong elsewhere over North Bay.

16 Jul 2007 description

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

This report covers the period 01/01/07 to 31/05/07 of the 2006-2007 appeal.

In brief

Programme Summary: The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) developed its plan of action for 2007, based on activities that were …

18 May 2007 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

21 Mar 2007 description

by Abu Ahsan

MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan, March 21, 2007 (AFP) - Relentless rain triggered landslides and roof collapses across northern Pakistan and Pakistani Kashmir, leaving at least 67 people dead, officials and reports said Wednesday.

At least 37 survivors of the devastating 2005 earthquake in Pakistani Kashmir were killed when two mudslides swept away their mountainside homes, police spokesman Javed Ahmed told AFP in the regional capital Muzaffarabad.

19 Mar 2007 description

by Mubashir Fida, Information Officer for the International Federation in Pakistan

The Pakistan Red Crescent has recently completed an extraordinary logistical feat in providing assistance to over 127,000 people in snow-laden northern Pakistan, despite freezing temperatures, impassable roads and even the threat of snow leopards.

Since January, a team of 50 Red Crescent relief workers, supported by the International Federation and the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS), has shifted 942 tonnes of relief materials to remote quake-affected areas.

14 Mar 2007 description
report Times of India

SRINAGAR/JAIPUR/DEHRA DUN: Heavy snow, hail and thundershowers kept large parts of northern India in an icy grip for the second consecutive day on Tuesday and the death toll due to cold wave rose to 48.

Large stocks of wheat, mustard and fruit crops were ravaged. At least 28 people were killed as lightning struck several parts of UP and hail and showers took their toll on wheat and other crops.

One person was killed in Rajasthan in a wall collapse.

13 Mar 2007 description
report IRIN

ISLAMABAD , 13 March 2007 (IRIN) - Shelters for 35,000 Pakistani earthquake survivors have been "winterised", but supplies to mountainous areas are threatened by rain and snow, which are cutting off key communication links, aid workers say.

The 35,000 quake-displaced people continue to live in 48 tented camps both in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and Pakistani-administered Kashmir, according to Jan Vandemoortele, United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan.

In preparation for winter conditions, aid agencies strengthened tents by covering …

16 Feb 2007 description
report Mission East

During December 2006 - January 2007, Mission East carried out a three-week detailed needs assessment in the Karnali zone. Discussions with national and regional leaders as well as other organisations and donors helped us identify the Soru Belt area and Humla and Muga districts, and we found that the people there are dealing with a high incidence of disease, child mortality, and decreased general wellbeing.

They are experiencing a food shortage, and evidence of a poor diet and insufficient nutrition is seen especially among children.

15 Feb 2007 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

14 Feb 2007 description

Islamabad February 14th, 2007 - United Nations Resident Coordinator, Jan Vandemoortele applauding the commitment of the agencies and the Government of Pakistan, said " The coordination between the authorities and the humanitarian community working in the quake zone is exemplary and the successful completion of the urban relief distribution is a classic case in point."

Responding to the request of the State Government PAK, the humanitarian organizations coordinated the targeted distribution of tents, blankets, tarpaulin sheets, plastic sheets and winter clothing etc.