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Response Bulletin - Phailin & Subsequent Flood, Odisha 2013, Volume 5, August 2014

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Sphere India

Message from Mr. Nirmal Singh, Chairperson, Sphere India

Greetings and a warm welcome to this fifth issue of Response Bulletin!

In a time when the frequency of disasters have touched epic proportions, the loss to lives, property and sustainable livelihoods needs to be minimalized. A unified and a strategic response through effective partnership in serving the affected community are vital.

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India: Cyclone Phailin (MDRIN013) DREF final report

Period covered by this update: 14 October 2013 to 14 May 2014 CHF 500,000 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to some 15,000 families (75,000 beneficiaries) and to replenish disaster preparedness stocks.

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India + 1 other
Towards Urban Resilience, Southasiadisasters.net Issue no.114, July 2014

Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 114, July 2014:

Cities and urban citizens are moving centre stage from HFA to HFA2 process. And that is overdue.

We live in an era of unprecedented urbanization. Since 2008, for the first time in human history, more people live in cities and towns as compared to the countryside.

Moreover, the number of city and town dwellers is expected to swell up to 5 billion by 2030. This great number has huge implications for the risk profile of urban centres.

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Government of India and World Bank Sign $153 Million Agreement for Odisha Disaster Recovery Project

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World Bank

About 120,000 people in the state will benefit from disaster resilient houses with better capacity to manage and respond to disasters

NEW DELHI, July 11, 2014 – The Government of India, the Government of Odisha and the World Bank today signed a $153 million credit agreement to help the state build disaster resilient houses, improve the slums and city level infrastructure as well as strengthen its capacity for disaster risk management, following a severe cyclone that hit the state last year.

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Bangladesh + 5 others
Asia: Tdh' projects [EN/FR]

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Terre des hommes

Introduction

(EN): In Asia, Terre des hommes (Tdh) uses both action and advocacy in order to protect children from all forms of abuse, trafficking and exploitation. Tdh develops community awareness and informs relevant stakeholders with the aim of better protecting children and respecting their fundamental rights. The Foundation also works towards improving access to basic services (sanitation, schools, etc.) .Finally, during humanitarian crises, Tdh provides emergency aid, as well as technical, material and human support to the local populations.

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Disaster preparedness meant left Indian village unscathed after Phailin

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ACT Alliance

Friday, June 20, 2014

In the hours before Cyclone Phailin made landfall in India, a group of young disaster management experts were hurrying people to shelters, in a move that would save the lives of over 200 families.

When the cyclone hit on October 13 last year, the Kantiagarh community disaster management team led from the front.

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Unity is strength

The first months of emergency intervention have passed following the devastating passage of Cyclone Phailin and a rehabilitation phase is now taking place in India. 13 NGOs are working in close collaboration and are undertaking important projects funded by ECHO (European Community Humanitarian Office). For Terre des hommes (Tdh), in India since 1971, their field of action currently covers 21 villages in the Puri and Ganjam districts.

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Bringing back smiles in cyclone-hit Odisha

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Plan

Posted by Syed Mohammed Aftab Alam, Plan's Cash Transfer in Emergencies Specialist Syed Mohammed Aftab Alam

May 2014: As Kumari Ghadei, 48, recalls her experience of Cyclone Phailin - the strongest storm to rip across India’s east coast in 14 years - tears flow down her face.

Listening to her story takes me straight back to that fateful night last October, when I was deployed the night before Cyclone Phailin made landfall to monitor its movement and impact.

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Data base management and mapping orientation

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Sphere India

TRAINING PROGRAMME ON DATA BASE MANAGEMENT & MAPPING

A two days residential training programme on Data Base Management & Mapping was organized on 6th & 7th May 2014 at Hotel Jyoti Residency, Gandhi Nagar, Brahmapur, Ganjam , Odisha. All the ECHO partners from both the consortium of Phailin Response project, Odisha participated in the two days long deliberation.

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Response Bulletin - Phailin & Subsequent Flood, Odisha 2013, Volume 2, May 2014

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Sphere India

Contents

Editorial & Messages

Coordination Initiatives

Cash Transfer

Water and Sanitation Hygiene

Shelter Support

Physical rehabilitation services

Livelihood support

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India: Cyclone Phailin (MDRIN013) Operation Update No. 3

Period covered for this update: 19 October to 11 April 2014

CHF 500,000 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 15,000 families (75,000 beneficiaries). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

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Cyclone Phailin six months later

BY EDWARD HOYT

On October 12,2013, Cyclone Phailin slammed into the northeastern Indian state of Odisha causing widespread damage to homes and communities. However, despite thousands of people losing their homes, the damage and loss of life could have been much worse had it not been for the early evacuation of nearly 900,000 people. CRS worked alongside multiple partners, including the Indian government, other NGOs and local Catholic Church organizations to help in the evacuation efforts. Now, nearly six months later, CRS is helping people rebuild their lives.

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Children in Urban Space: Making Child Friendly Cities, Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 108, March 2014

So much is said about future of cities and yet city planning is not done by those who have a long future: children. This is odd.

The 108th issue of Southasiadisaster.net is titled ‘Children in Urban Space: Making Child Friendly Cities’ highlights the concept of a ‘Child Friendly City’. This issue of Southasiadisasters.net outlines the key pre-requisites to make child friendly city by documenting the experiences and expertise of organizations and individuals that have strived towards this ideal. The content includes:

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Let there be a cyclone, we are ready!

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World Bank

SUBMITTED BY ONNO RUHL ON WED, 03/19/2014

"1700 people Sir!” Satya said. “Everybody is fine.” Satya had just shown me the equipment of the multi-purpose cyclone shelter in Ganjam District, where Cyclone Phailin made landfall. The equipment had looked exactly the same as what I had been shown during the briefing the day before at the Odisha Disaster Management Agency in Bubaneshwar.

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World Bank Board Approves $153 Million Support to Odisha Disaster Recovery Project

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World Bank

About 120,000 people in the state will benefit from disaster resilient houses with better capacity to manage and respond to disasters

WASHINGTON, February 20, 2014 – A $153 million credit to the state of Odisha in India was approved by the World Bank Board of Executive Directors today to help the state build disaster resilient houses as well as strengthen its capacity for disaster risk management, following a severe cyclone that hit the state last year.

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Cyclone appeal closes after raising £244,000

A British Red Cross appeal that raised £244,000 for people affected by a catastrophic cyclone in north east India closed today.

Cyclone Phailin struck on 12 October 2013. It affected about 13 million people, ruined livelihoods and destroyed or damaged about 950,000 homes.

The cyclone also killed 47 people. A network of Red Cross-built cyclone shelters helped to prevent further deaths.

Vital relief

The Indian Red Cross Society brought vital relief to those affected, work that was partly funded by the British Red Cross India Cyclone Appeal.

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India: Cyclone Phailin (MDRIN013) Operation Update No. 2

Period covered for this update: 19 October 2013 to 31 January 2014.

CHF 500,000 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 15,000 families (75,000 beneficiaries). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

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