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We Can Not Leave Everything to God: Children and Crowd Management in Schools, Southasiadisasters.net issue no.107, March 2014

The 107th issue of Southasiadisaster.net is titled ‘We Can Not Leave Everything to God: Children and Crowd Management in Schools’ explores the important theme of Crowd Management. Crowd management is extremely important for a country like India that routinely witnesses stampedes. Replete with views of experts from the field, this issue provides vital information on Crowd management policies, practices and procedures. The content includes:

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ECHO Factsheet – India, July 2013

Key messages:

  • Assisting the victims of natural disasters, India being highly vulnerable to cyclones, floods, earthquakes and droughts remains a priority. .

  • Alleviating the emergency needs arising from three protracted crises:
    Jammu & Kashmir, the North-Eastern States, and Naxal-affected areas in central India, with a special emphasis on protection, health and nutrition remains a must.

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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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India + 1 other
ECHO Factsheet India, April 2013

Key messages

• Assisting the victims of natural disasters, India being highly vulnerable to cyclones, floods, earthquakes and droughts remains a priority.

• Alleviating the emergency needs arising from three protracted crises:
Jammu & Kashmir, the North-Eastern States, and Naxal-affected areas in central India, with a special emphasis on protection, health and nutrition remains a must.

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Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) India (ECHO/IND/BUD/2013/91000) Year: 2013 Last update: 08/10/2012 Version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2013/01000

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MAAIN001 - Annual Report 2011

This report covers the period 1 January to 31 December 2011

Programme outcome

The 2011 disaster management (DM) programme focused on four strategic DM objectives of the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS). These include disaster risk reduction (DRR) for “building safer communities”, national disaster preparedness and response mechanisms, disaster preparedness and response capacity building, and branches interagency coordination.

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Cyclone Thane strikes, ADRA India responds

The New Year began tragically for the 18,000 people in Cuddalore district and Pondicherry of India, as they remained sheltered in government buildings and schools after cyclone Thane hit the shore with a forceful speed of 77 mph (125 kph) in the pre dawn hours of January 1st. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) responded immediately to the situation providing relief assistance to people affected by the cyclone with food Items and emergency shelter materials.

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UMCOR Hotline 29 February 2012: Syria, India

(Extract)

SYRIA: HELPING DISPLACED PEOPLE

The ongoing conflict in Syria has displaced thousands who are fleeing violence to seek security in towns and cities. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is in contact with partners in Syria and the region to assess the needs of those individuals and families.

Initial assistance may include clothing, health kits, and household goods, such as a small stove or heater. UMCOR is preparing to respond in the most appropriate way.

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Post-flood farming recovery in Sindh

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KANDH KOT, Pakistan (ACTED News) – Communities in Sindh province, southern Pakistan, are slowly recovering from successive devastating floods that occurred in the past years, caused by heavy monsoon rains. The floods have transformed the lands, extending over hundreds of miles of flat fertile fields, into a carpet of salt and sand brought by the overflowing Indus River.

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Salesians Provide Relief, Plans for Future after Cyclone Thane Hits Southeast India

(MissionNewswire) Salesians continue relief efforts in local villages devastated by Cyclone Thane. The beginning of the New Year brought destruction to parts of Southeast India. On the evening of Dec. 31, 2011, Cyclone Thane barreled through the districts of Cuddalore, Villupuram and Puducherry. In its wake, residents dealt with leveled homes, uprooted trees, flooded farmlands that destroyed precious crops and the death of dozens of men, women and children.

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Assessing damage from Cyclone Thane

CUDDALORE DISTRICT, India [ACTED News] - Cyclone Thane hit the Tamil Nadu coast on 30th December 2011 before heading inland, damaging or destroying 470,000 houses and almost 600,000 hectares of agricultural land with winds of up to 140 kilometers per hour. Human casualities were relatively few, but the shelter and livelihood rehabilitation of affected families is likely to take years. As part of the humanitarian community, ACTED has carried out assessments in some of the most affected areas and is in close contact with our partners to monitor the situation on the ground.

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European Commission allocates €1 million humanitarian aid to the victims of Cyclone Thane

The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has just released €1 million to help the victims of the cyclone-ravaged districts of Cuddalore, Villuppuram, and Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu, as well as the Union Territory of Puducherry.

Cyclone Thane struck Tamil Nadu in the last days of 2011. The 140 km per hour winds killed 48 people, and destroyed or damaged up to 350,000 homes, ruined electricity and communications systems and flattened large areas of standing crops.

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Cyclone-hit Indians will take "years" to rebuild livelihoods

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AlertNet

By Nita Bhalla

NEW DELHI (AlertNet) - It could take "years" for hundreds of thousands of people in southeastern India to rebuild their livelihoods after a devastating cyclone wiped out their entire plantations of cash crops last month, aid workers warned on Tuesday.

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In south India, ACT aids victims of cyclone

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ACT Alliance

By Anto Akkara

Following the devastating cyclone that wrecked havoc in India's southern Tamil Nadu state at year end, church charities are getting aid to affected families.

"People are still struggling without electricity, [with] roofless houses and roads blocked by fallen trees," said Florina Benoit, chief zonal officer of Churches Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA). Benoit was speaking to ENInews on 16 January from Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, after a weekend visit to the worst-hit remote villages around Cuddalore.

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Rapid assessment: Thane Cyclone affected villages in Cuddalore

Cyclone Thane hit Tamil Nadu coast on 29th and 30th of December 2011 destroyed houses, boats, standing crops, livestock and livelihoods. As per the Government sources the cyclone killed 35 people. The storm brought wind speeds of up to 135 kmph (83 mph) and tidal surges reaching 1.5 metres (5 feet) which forced coastal fishing and farming communities into relief shelters set up in schools.

The Impact

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Thane Cyclone Relief - EFICOR appeals for support of livelihood restoration for the cyclone affected

“I work as weaver on daily wages earning around Rs.70 to 100 per day. ‘Thane’ destroyed our house and I have lost opportunities to work. I do not know how to get back to normal life. I am still waiting for assistance from the government.” Says 70 year old Rajalingam, who lives with his wife Ramachi at MGR Nagar, Meenachipettai in Kurinjipadi block of Cuddalore district.

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Aid reaching survivors of Cyclone Thane in India

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Caritas

Caritas India is helping people whose homes and livelihoods were destroyed by a severe cyclone that struck southern India in late December 2011. With a wind speed of 140km per hour, Cyclone Thane pummelled the Tamil Nadu coast and the area of Pondicherry on 30 December. Heavy rains and tidal waves as high as 7m flooded villages. Powerful winds swept away roofs or whole houses.

“The storm created havoc,” says Ambrose Christy, zonal manager for Caritas India. “Over 45 people are reported to be dead and thousands of huts and small houses have collapsed.”

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Cyclone Thane kills 48 as thousands affected by Indian floods

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Christian Aid

Christian Aid has released £50,000 to partner organisations in India after more than 6000 Indian villagers were forced from their homes and 48 were killed by Cyclone Thane.

The storm swept through the east-Indian coastal state of Tamil Nadu on December 30 uprooting trees, destroying roads and buildings and bringing down power lines.

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Cyclone Thane Strikes, ADRA Responds

For more information, contact:

John Torres, Assistant Director of Public Relations
301.680.6357 (office)
301.680.6370 (fax)
John.Torres@adra.org

To donate to ADRA go to:
Online: www.adra.org
Phone: 1.800.424.ADRA (2372)

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ADRAi
Facebook: www.facebook.com/joinADRA

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PM announces relief for cyclone Thane affected TN and Puducherry

January 10, 2012 New Delhi

The Prime Minister has announced an interim relief to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry which were affected by cyclone Thane in the last week of December. The interim relief based on the preliminary reports is Rs 500 crores for Tamil Nadu and Rs 125 crores for Puducherry. A central government team is currently visiting the affected areas and will be submitting its report on its return based on which a final relief as may be admissible will be sanctioned.