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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Asia and the Pacific region celebrates World Food Day with a focus on small holder and family farmers towards the eradication of hunger

Bangkok, Thailand, 15 Oct 2014 -- This year’s World Food Day (16 October) is celebrated across Asia and the Pacific with increasing optimism that the region could achieve the Millennium Development Goal on reducing hunger by 2015.

This was among the key messages delivered on the eve of World Food Day at a regional event in Bangkok to mark WFD 2014, convened by the Asia-Pacific regional office of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

The theme of this year’s celebration is ‘Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth.’

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Act Alliance Preliminary Appeal: Cyclone Hudhud batters Andhra Pradesh & Odisha: IND142

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ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$816,104
Balance Requested: US$816,104

Geneva, 20 October 2014

Dear Colleagues,

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Cyclone HudHud update

Cyclone Hudhud made landfall on the 12th of October 2014, between 12h00 and 13h00 near Vishakhapatnam with sustained wind speeds of 170-180 km/h, and gusting to 195 km/h. The peak storm surge was 1.2 meters (effectively 2.3 meters as it took place during high tide), inundated low-lying areas of Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts of North Andhra Pradesh at the time of landfall.

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Southwest Monsoon-2014: Daily flood situation report summary of important events as on 15.10.2014

RAINFALL/FLOOD SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

  • Conditions are becoming favourable for further withdrawal of southwest monsoon from some more parts of Central & East India during next 3­4 days.

  • The withdrawal line of southwest monsoon continue to pass through Lat.27.0°N/Long.87.0°E, Forbesganj, Gaya, Rewa, Hoshangabad, Ahmadnagar, Satara, Vengurla, Lat.16.0°N/Long.70.0°E and Lat.16.0°N/Long.60.0°E.

Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)

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Phailin After 5 Months - Best Practices of IAG Odisha On Phailin and Floods

The definition of disaster is now all encompassing, which includes not only the events emanating from natural and man-made causes, but even those events which are caused by accident or negligence. There was a long felt need to capture information about all such events occurring across the sectors and efforts made to mitigate them in the country and to collate them at one place in a global perspective. This book has been an effort towards realising this thought.

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Situation Report-4 (Information On Cyclone HUDHUD), 14th October 2014

Current Situation

Information on Depression over East Uttar Pradesh and neighbourhood: As on 14th October 2014, 12.30 PM

The Depression over south Chhattisgarh & neighborhood has moved north-northeastwards and lay centered at 0830 hours IST of 14th October 2014 over East Uttar Pradesh & neighbourhood about 80 km Southwest of Varanasi. It would move Northeastwards and weaken into a Well-Marked Low Pressure area during next 12 hours.

Forecast : Rain/Thundershower would occur at one or two places over Odisha during next 24hours.

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Cyclone Hud Hud - Updates on Relief Operations at Visakhapatnam 15 Oct 14

Based on an overall appreciation of the situation on ground, an action plan has been formulated by the Indian Navy in coordination with the state administration and other agencies for providing expeditious relief and succour to the affected population. The present status of relief operations is as follows:-

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Cyclone Hudhud: On Day 3, Vizag sees no end to woes

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Times of India

V Kamalakara Rao & Manish,TNN | Oct 15, 2014, 01.07 AM IST

VISAKHAPATNAM: As if the battering by cyclone Hudhud was not enough, the insensitive attitude of some government officials and the struggle for survival on Day 3 saw the otherwise placid Vizagites running out of patience.

Deprived of basics like water, power and food for three days in a row, the struggle of the man on the street intensified. The slow pace of relief work by the authorities came in for harsh criticism from Vizagites, many of whom complained about relief not reaching them.

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Emergency relief efforts underway to help India cyclone victims

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Christian Aid

14 October 2014 - Christian Aid partners are involved in the relief effort now underway in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha after Cyclone Hudhud forced 350,000 people to abandon their homes.

Despite the mass evacuation to relief camps, at least 21 people are known to have died when winds of up to 125mph slammed into India’ s east coast at midday on Sunday.

The wind and incessant rain wrecked homes, uprooted trees, tore down power and communication lines, cut off road and rail links and flooded thousands of acres of farmland.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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India: Cyclone HudHud - Information bulletin no. 2

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is monitoring the developing situation and at this stage is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors.

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Mercy Relief to disburse $30,000 in response to south Asian flood 2014

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Mercy Relief

Mercy Relief, a Singaporean humanitarian NGO, will be disbursing an initial tranche of $30,000 to support ongoing local relief efforts after floods struck the Kashmir region of Pakistan and India on the first week of September.

A public fundraising appeal in Singapore has been launched for the relief response, with the fundraising campaign running until 16 November.

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Terre des hommes gets ready for a flood operation relief

Days of intensive rains have left the northern part of India devastated as Kashmir is facing unprecedented floods. So far, the floods have killed 200 people in Indian-administered Kashmir. According to the authorities of Jammu and Kashmir, more than 10 million of people would have been affected.

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Cyclone kills 24 in east India, sparks fears of floods

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AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:46 GMT

  • Death toll from cyclone Hudhud rises to 24

  • Indian PM Narendra Modi to survey damage on Tuesday

  • Thousands at risk due to flooding, say aid workers (Changes headline, recasts lead, updates death toll, details throughout)

By Jatindra Dash

AlertNet:



For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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NCMC reviews the rehabilitation and relief works in cyclone affected States of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha

17 people have lost their lives in the Cyclone

The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) met again today under the Chairmanship of the Cabinet Secretary Shri Ajit Seth and took stock of the damage caused due to severe cyclonic storm ‘Hudhud’ in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. The Committee also reviewed the relief and restoration activities being undertaken by the State authorities as well as the assistance being provided by the Central Government agencies for bringing the States to normalcy as soon as possible.

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Situation Report-2 (Information On Cyclone HUDHUD), 12th October 2014

Current Situation Information on Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “HUDHUD”:Cyclone Warning-Sixteen (RED MESSAGE) for South Odisha Coast and Post Landfall Outlook for districts of South Interior Odisha:

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘HUDHUD’ over westcentral Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of about 15 kmph during the last 06 hours and lay centered at 1130 hours IST of 12th October 2014 near latitude 17.6ºN and longitude 83.2ºE, close to Visakhapatnam and about 270 km Southwest of Gopalpur.The system is crossing the coast.

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Situation Report (Information On Cyclone HUDHUD), 11th October 2014

Current Situation

According to latest observations, the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘HUDHUD’ over westcentral Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards during past six hours and lay centered at 1130 hrs IST of 11th October 2014 near latitude 16.1ºN and longitude 85.1ºE, about 350 km south-southeast of Gopalpur. The system would move northwestwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh coast around Visakhapatnam by the forenoon of 12th October 2014.

Forecast : Rain/Thundershower would occur at most places over Odisha during next 48 hours.

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Southwest Monsoon-2014: Daily flood situation report summary of important events as on 11.10.2014

RAINFALL/FLOOD SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

♦ The withdrawal line of southwest monsoon continues to pass through Lat.27.0°N/Long.87.0°E, Forbesganj, Gaya, Rewa, Hoshangabad, Malegaon, Dahanu, Lat.20.0°N/Long.70.0°E and Lat.20.0°N/Long.60.0°E.

Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)