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20 Feb 2004 description

Appeal Target: US$ 401,205
Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: US$ 237,205

26 Oct 2003 description

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.

20 Oct 2003 description

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.

19 Oct 2003 description

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 public …

09 Oct 2003 description

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 …

06 Oct 2003 description
report Government of India

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

23 Sep 2003 description

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.

12 Sep 2003 description
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.

11 Sep 2003 description

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 women's cricket …

31 Aug 2003 description

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 …

28 Aug 2003 description


BIHAR
NATURE OF THE DISASTER: Floods

22 Aug 2003 description


BIHAR
NATURE OF THE DISASTER: Floods

21 Aug 2003 description


BIHAR
NATURE OF THE DISASTER: Floods

13 Aug 2003 description
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.

12 Aug 2003 description


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:

11 Aug 2003 description
report Government of India

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