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ACT Appeal India: Assam Flood Rehabilitation - ASIN-41

Appeal Target: US$ 401,205
Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: US$ 237,205
Geneva, 20 February 2004

Dear Colleagues,

Three different disasters occurred in Assam within a span of one year from September 2002 to August 2003. At one time three ASIN appeals (ASIN 23 - Assam & Bihar Floods, ASIN32 - Assam Cyclone and ASIN 33 - Assam Floods 2003) were being implemented simultaneously in Dhubri and Goalpara districts, which are adjacent to each other. A further intervention was deemed necessary by ACT member

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Dengue fever toll in Indian capital rises to 19

NEW DELHI, Oct 26 (AFP) - Another New Delhi resident died Sunday of dengue fever, bringing the death toll in the Indian capital from the disease since the end of the monsoon to 19, police said.

Birendra Singh, 38, died two days after being admitted to hospital with the mosquito-borne illness, local police were quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India news agency.

The number of confirmed dengue cases in New Delhi and its vicinity stayed at 1,847.

Dengue fever causes intense headaches, vomiting and severe pains in muscles and joints. Victims often do not immediately

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ACT members bring relief to flood-stricken Indian states

Geneva, October 20, 2003 -- At the end of August this year India's Orissa and Chattisgarh States reported some of the heaviest rainfall experienced in decades. The raging floodwater that swept away roads, bridges and life-supporting crops forced thousands of people to flee their homes. Members of the global alliance Action by Churches Together (ACT) International responded to the emergency by providing assistance to people in several of Orissa's districts (Balangir and the five densely populated coastal districts Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur
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10 dead, about 1,400 affected by dengue fever in Indian capital: report

NEW DELHI, Oct 19 (AFP) - At least 10 people have died and about 1,400 people have been affected by the mosquito-borne dengue fever in the Indian capital, a report said Sunday.

The Hindu newspaper said 162 new cases had been reported from different parts of New Delhi on Saturday alone.

It said 1,090 people affected by dengue are residents of the Indian capital, while the 300 others had arrived here from neighbouring states.

Local administration officials were appealing to the people to help them maintain clean neighbourhoods.

Several newspapers have been carrying

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80 dead, 4,720 infected as India braces for severe dengue fever

by Uttara Choudhury

NEW DELHI, Oct 9 (AFP) - Indian health authorities predicted Thursday a deadly wave of dengue fever saying 80 people had died of the mosquito-borne disease in the past three months and some 4,720 people were infected.

A National Anti Malaria Programme (NAMP) coordinator warned that infections could rise because heavy monsoon rains have left stagnant pools of water which are breeding grounds for mosquitoes in overcrowded Indian housing estates.

"At least 4,720 cases of infection have been reported from 15 states while 78 people have died of dengue up

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India: South west monsoon 2003 - Flood situation report No. 49

For Official use only

SITREP No. 49
As on 06 .10.2003 at 1930 Hours
No. 32-37/2003-NDM-I

Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
National Disaster Management
http://ndmindia.nic.in

Central Water Commission
(As on 06.10.2003)

As per reports from CWC, there is no flood situation in the country where highest flood level in the rivers has been surpassed.

Part -- I Current flood situation

BIHAR
(As on 30-09- 2003):

In Bihar, the floods are continuing from

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North Indian monsoon deaths reach 824, dam-burst alert sparks panic

NEW DELHI, Sept 23 (AFP) - Deaths from raging floods swamping two Indian states touched 824 as officials Tuesday reported nine more casualties in the eastern state of Bihar where millions have been marooned.

Six people drowned in the Bihar district of Vaishali while three others died of snake bites in their flooded villages of Begusarai district, the Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency said of the incidents since Sunday.

Bihar has seen 179 deaths from floods since the onset of the monsoon in early June, with rivers finally receding

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India: Second phase relief moving forward, World Vision prepares for rehab

Report
World Vision
World Vision moved to its second phase relief distribution in the flood ravaged district of Dhemaji, Assam. On the first day of distribution, 930 families of 22 villages received relief materials, including rice and lentils.
World Vision launched its first major food distribution in Dhemaji, on 31st July 2003. Food items distributed were flat rice (Chira) and sugar to 20,000 people and powdered rice (Hando) to 3,000 minors.

World Vision's Assam Flood Relief Project 2003, plans to extend its relief operation and distribute food to 3,699

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Floods wreak destruction in eastern India, threaten crowded city

PATNA, India, Sept 11 (AFP) - At least six people drowned in flash floods taking the toll to 142 in the eastern Indian state of Bihar as a swollen river Thursday threatened to swamp the provincial capital of Patna, officials said.

In nearby West Bengal state, floods affected almost 100,000 people across 119 villages of the Malda district where the swirling Ganges river continued to rise Thursday following non-stop monsoon rains.

In Bihar, police said one of the six who drowned has been identified as Fazle Karim, secretary of Chapra district's

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India: Orissa Floods Information Bulletin No. 1

Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Allocated: nil.
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

This document is being issued for information only. The Federation is not seeking any funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at this time.

The Situation

The eastern Indian state of Orissa has

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10 killed in floods in east India

BHUBANESWAR, India, Aug 31 (AFP) - The death toll from flooding in the east Indian state of Orissa Sunday rose to 10 as the situation worsened and more areas were inundated by swollen rivers, officials said.

Officials said over 50,000 people have been evacuated since flooding began three days ago, triggered by unusually heavy rains.

Close to three million people have been affected all over the state, they said.

Of the state's 30 districts, 15 have been affected with the coastal districts of Puri, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur and Cuttack the most badly hit.

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India: flood situation report 28 Aug 2003


BIHAR
NATURE OF THE DISASTER: Floods

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India: Flood situation report 25 Aug 2003

BIHAR
NATURE OF THE DISASTER: Floods

Bihar has been affected by floods and so far 18 districts have been affected by floods in the state. The first wave of floods took place in the last week of June and has resulted in the displacement of lakhs of people. The situation became critical on 1st August, 03 as 6.34 lakh cusec of water was released from Valmikinagar barrage which inundated large areas of Western Champaran and Gopalganj. This high volume of water was released due to heavy rainfall in the upper catchment areas of Nepal. As per information received from IMD, scanty to light

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India: Flood situation report 22 Aug 2003


BIHAR
NATURE OF THE DISASTER: Floods

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India: Flood situation report 21 Aug 2003


BIHAR
NATURE OF THE DISASTER: Floods

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India: Relief intervention in flood-hit Dhemaji

Report
World Vision
Food distribution activity is running at full swing in flood-hit Dhemaji district of Assam, north-east India. So far, World Vision has distributed food aid to 11,473 adults and 2,239 infants of 39 villages.
HEALTH: With water receding in many flood affected districts of Assam, health is becoming a major concern as most locals are reporting cases of diarrhoea, jaundice, dysentery, gastroenteritis and other water borne diseases. There have been deaths reported due to diarrhoea, dysentery and Japanese Encephalitis from Nalbari, Dhemaji and
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India: Flood situation report 12 Aug 2003


BIHAR
NATURE OF THE DISASTER: Floods

Rain in the upper catchment areas of Nepal has resulted in the rise of the water levels of Bagmati, Kosi and Gandak and has so far affected 17 districts of Bihar. The first wave of floods took place in the last week of June and has displaced thousands of people. As per information received from IMD, moderate to heavy rainfall is expected in the catchment areas of all rivers in Bihar and in the upper catchment areas of Son River till evening 13.08.03.

Current Situation:

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India: South west monsoon 2003 - Flood situation report No. 37

For Official use only

As on 11.08.2003 at 1900 Hours
No. 32-37/2003-NDM-I

Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
National Disaster Management
http://ndmindia.nic.in

Central Water Commission
(As on 11.8.2003)

As per reports from CWC, there was no unprecedented flood situation or high flood situation in the country.

8 flood forecasting stations in the country (1 in Assam, 5 in Bihar and 1 in West Bengal) were reported in moderated flood situations at 0800 hrs on 11.8.2003. The remaining 153 forecasting