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World + 18 others
The State of Environmental Migration 2013 - A review of 2012

The publication gathers a variety of cases studies, such as Typhoon Bopha, planned development-induced migration from hydroelectric dams in China and the Lower Mekong Delta and slow-onset droughts displacing pastoralists in Kenya.

International Organization for Migration:

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Rebuilding lives after floods

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Christian Aid

Last September, heavy and incessant rain flooded 700 villages in Assam, India, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to abandon their homes.

The exceptionally heavy monsoon rain resulted in a nearby river and its streams breaking their banks.

The floods were devastating for Phulmoti Kumala, a 65-year-old widow living in the village of Khajua Nepali in Assam. Her home was severely damaged and she had no choice but to live in a makeshift hut.

Safe and secure homes

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India MAAIN001 Annual Report 2012

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2012

Overview

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Sunflower cultivation brings ray of hope for farmers

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Times of India

TNN | Apr 12, 2013, 05.09 AM IST

Bhadrak: The perennial threats of flood and drought over traditional paddy cultivation in most of coastal Bhadrak has forced farmers to look for a new option: sunflowers.

A large number of farmers in the district have taken up sunflower cultivation as the best alternative cash crop. Over 180 farmers of Nuagaon panchayat in Basudevpur block have joined hands and grown sunflowers over 700 acres this year. Officials said this is a record in the state.

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India: Assam Floods (MDRIN009) - DREF Operational Final Report

Summary: CHF 298,424 was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 13 July 2012 to support the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to 200,000 beneficiaries.

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Assam Floods (MDRIN009) DREF Operation Update No 3

GLIDE n° FL-2012-000110-IND

Period covered by this update: 6 October to 12 December 2012.

Summary:

CHF 298,424 was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 13 July 2012 to support the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to 200,000 beneficiaries.

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Viet Nam + 6 others
Habitat for Humanity rebuilds homes and lives of those affected by disasters in Asia-Pacific in 2012

“I now tell my classmates and friends that they should come to my house on rainy days because it will be safer. I love my house. I feel safe to live and study here,” said Kim Huyen, 10, reflecting on the new home she and her family moved in to in Quang Nam province, Vietnam, after years of living in makeshift homes fearing the next destructive typhoon.

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Fighting the floods on the Island of Majuli

The largest riverine island in the world, once covering 1,226 square kilometres, Majuli has declined to a mere 576 square km in a little under thirty years due to massive erosion caused by the annual monsoon that hits this island hard. The populations has dire needs in terms of shelter and hygiene, and has also lost its crops, which represent their main livelihood.

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Myanmar + 2 others
Asia-Pacific Region 13 - 19 November, 2012, Natural Disasters and Other Events being monitored by the OCHA Regional Office for the Asia-Pacific

  1. Myanmar - The Gov reports the number of IDPs in Rakhine has reached over 115,000 people. Humanitarian agencies are delivering assistance to these IDPs in 58 locations around the state.
    Source: OCHA

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Rain eases up, relief declared for victims

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Times of India

HYDERABAD: After four days of heavy rain which left villages and roads inundated, people breathed easy as the flood water started receding in the worst-hit districts in coastal Andhra Pradesh and authorities restored road and rail traffic.

However, hundreds of villages in East Godavari, West Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Krishna, Guntur and other districts remained still remain under the water.

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Myanmar + 7 others
Asia-Pacific Region: Natural Disasters and Other Events being monitored by the OCHA Regional Office for the Asia-Pacific - 30 October - 5 November, 2012

  1. Myanmar - The total IDP caseload in Rakhine state is nearly 110,000 people. Violence in Oct caused 89 deaths and 136 injuries. Over 5,300 houses and religious buildings were burned or destroyed. The Gov requested international assistance to support the humanitarian response.
    Source: OCHA

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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22 dead in Indian floods, 60,000 displaced: official

11/05/2012 07:33 GMT

HYDERABAD, India, Nov 5, 2012 (AFP) - Torrential rains in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh have killed at least 22 people and displaced tens of thousands of villagers over the past week, an official said Monday.

Downpours triggered by a cyclone that hit the coast last Wednesday near Chennai left hundreds of villages inundated and 60,000 people in relief camps, Karikal Valaven, a government officer overseeing emergency operations, said.

Agence France-Presse:

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Cyclone Nilam: Over 100 people rescued from two Andhra districts

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Times of India

PTI | Nov 5, 2012, 10.00PM IST

VISAKHAPATNAM: Naval teams on Monday rescued over 100 people from various villages in Visakhapatnam and West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh who were trapped following heavy rains following cyclone 'Nilam' last week.

28 relief teams, comprising nearly 60 divers of the Eastern Naval Command (ENC), rescued over 20 people from low-lying areas of Chodavaram, 60 from Padmanabham and 25 from Yelamnanchili while efforts are on to shift the marooned people to safety.

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No let-up in rain fury in Andhra Pradesh

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Times of India

TNN | Nov 5, 2012, 04.21AM IST

HYDERABAD: The steel-framed railway bridge over Tandava river near Tuni town in East Godavari on Sunday morning was anything but a bridge as the entire track standing on the bridge was completely littered with garbage, tree stems and debris of all kinds as the rain water overran the bridge with great force. It was 'tandavam' (dance) of flood water which deluged eight districts of AP, claiming 22 lives, inundating hundreds of villages, paralyzing road and rail traffic and damaging crops in lakhs of hectares.

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World + 47 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot, 5-11 November 2012

Despite a four-day truce which was supposed to come into effect on Friday 26 October, fighting has continued to escalate in Damascus province, Aleppo, Idlib, Daara and Deir Ezzor in Syria manifested by a new wave of airstrikes by the Syrian forces and attacks by the rebels on strategic army checkpoints and air bases.

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Cyclone Nilam toll rises to seven

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Times of India

VISAKHAPATNAM: The toll in rain-related incidents has gone up to seven with the death of four persons in the state as heavy rains continued to lash various parts under the influence of cyclone Nilam.

Three of the deaths were on account of electrocution, while another person was killed after a wall collapsed in the districts of East Godavari, Prakasam and Nellore. The heavy downpour brought normal life to a standstill in coastal districts of Nellore, Prakasam, East Godavari and Guntur. Incidents of house collapse and cattle loss were also reported.

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Evacuees return home after Indian cyclone

11/02/2012 06:31 GMT

CHENNAI, India, Nov 2, 2012 (AFP) - Thousands of residents in southeast India headed back home on Friday, two days after being evacuated as a cyclone struck killing 10 people, with two members of a tanker crew still missing.

The oil tanker "Pratibha Cauvery" remained stranded in shallow water close to the city of Chennai as shipping authorities drew up a plan to refloat the vessel.

Agence France-Presse:

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4 dead, 5 missing as Nilam hits Tamil Nadu, Andhra

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Times of India

CHENNAI: Cyclone Nilam crashed into Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday evening, bringing heavy showers and gusty winds but causing far less destruction than many feared, with superstorm Sandy and its aftermath still playing out. One sailor was killed and five were feared dead after a large oil tanker beached off the Chennai coast as the cyclone churned the sea waters. At least three people were killed in Andhra Pradesh where heavy rain and gale lashed the coastal districts.

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Shelters slow to get supplies, people refuse to leave homes

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Times of India

TNN | Nov 1, 2012, 05.51AM IST

Devaki , 55, of Mahalakshmi Street in Besant Nagar bent double as she struggled against heavy winds on her way to the government shelter at a corporation primary school nearby on Wednesday. Enveloped in her saree was her five-year old grandson Surya of the same school. The sand blowing in her face made progress difficult. When she finally made it to the shelter, there was no power. "Water and food will come, but later in the day. It's the same story every year. I have been taking shelter here for 10 years. There is a storm every year."