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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

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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Southwest Monsoon-2014: Daily flood situation report summary of important events as on 28.09.2014

RAINFALL/FLOOD SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

• The withdrawal line of southwest monsoon continues to pass through Amritsar, Hissar, Jaipur, Deesa, Naliya, Lat 23.00N/Long. 65.00andLat 23.00N/Long 60.00E.

• Conditions are favourable for further withdrawal of southwest monsoon from some more parts of northwest India and some parts of central India during next 1-2 days.

• Yesterday, the southwest monsoon was active over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, South Interior Karnataka and Kerala.

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Assemblée générale: sur fond d’appels vibrants au multilatéralisme, le Chef de la diplomatie russe dénonce la polarisation de la scène internationale

AG/11564

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
15e & 16e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

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Unparalleled Global Pressures Tempered in General Assembly Debate by Appeals to Forge Bonds with Neighbours, Mitigate Man-Made, Natural Disasters

GA/11564

Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
14th & 15th Meetings (AM & PM)

Amid growing global tensions and turmoil, fostering neighbourly relations was vital to national development and prosperity and in keeping with the “surge of democracy” spreading throughout the world, the General Assembly heard today as debate continued into the weekend.

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Southwest Monsoon-2014: Daily flood situation report summary of important events as on 25.09.2014

RAINFALL/FLOOD SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

• The withdrawal line of southwest monsoon continue to pass Ganganagar, Nagaur, Jodhpur, Naliya, Lat.23.0°N/Long.65.0°E and Lat.23.0°N/Long.60.0°E.

• Yesterday, the southwest monsoon was active over Assam & Meghalaya and South Interior Karnataka.

Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)

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Southwest Monsoon-2014: Daily flood situation report summary of important events as on 26.09.2014

RAINFALL/FLOOD SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

• ♦ The southwest monsoon has further withdrawn from some parts of Punjab and Haryana, remaining

parts of West Rajasthan,some parts of East Rajasthan and some more parts of Gujarat. ♦ The withdrawal line of southwest monsoon passes through Amritsar, Hissar, Jaipur, Deesa, Naliya, 23.0°N/65.0°E and 23.0°N/60.0°E.

♦ Conditions are favourable for further withdrawal of southwest monsoon from some more parts of

northwest India and some more parts of central India during next 2­3 days.

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Rapid Needs Assessment Report: J&K Floods 2014

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Caritas

Jammu and Kashmir is batling with one of the worst flods in decades with overflowing rivers in the region due to days of incesant rainfal. Around 27 people lost their lives and milions were stranded acros 250 afected vilages. The prime minister of India has caled the flods a “National calamity”. After continuous spel of rain, flod waters breached embankments in many low-lying areas in Kashmir, including the capital Srinagar, forcing people to move to safer places. River Jhelum, Chenab and many other streams were flowing above danger mark.

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World + 51 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 17–23 September

Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: As a three-day countrywide shutdown came to an end in Sierra Leone, the UN Security Council set up a special mission to lead the global response to the Ebola outbreak. More than 5,800 cases have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak, including 2,800 deaths, and more than 13.5 million people are now considered in need of assistance as the impact of the epidemic spreads.

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EFICOR Responds to Jammu & Kashmir Floods - Update 3

Updates from Jammu and Srinagar

Updates from Jammu

Present situation
Even as the flood subsides, the impact of the floods is still unfolding. One devastating impact of the flood is the large scale displacement of thousands of residents living in Nowshera block of Rajouri district (Rajouri is a district of Jammu region in Indian administered state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Line of Control(LOC ) lies to its west) in Jammu.

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Southwest Monsoon-2014: Daily flood situation report summary of important events as on 20.09.2014

RAINFALL/FLOOD SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

♦ Conditions have become favourable for the withdrawal of Southwest Monsoon from some parts of northwest India during next 23 days.

♦ Yesterday, the southwest monsoon was active over Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and Coastal Andhra Pradesh. Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)

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Short of oxygen supply, lone Srinagar hospital strives to stay afloat

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Times of India

Suhas Munshi,TNN | Sep 22, 2014, 03.33 AM IST

SRINAGAR: By the evening of September 8, every hospital in the valley, except one in Srinagar, was under water. Floods had not only submerged the medical facilities but cut off essential supplies to each medical facility. Only Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences at Soura worked through the catastrophe and continues to admit cases while accommodating patients and doctors from other hospitals.

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Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (16 - 22 Sep 2014)

Tropical Storm Fung-Wong in the Philippines wreaked havoc, affecting over 800,000 people, while Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall in Viet Nam, causing massive floods.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Should India Sacrifice Agriculture For Trade?

Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS)

Well, any right-minded person would say NO. But the global, as well as the local media, has castigated India for not ratifying the Protocol of Amendment for the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) at the recent World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations in Geneva in July 2014, and for linking it to discussions for a permanent solution to the G-33’s Food Security Proposal. India’s refusal to tow the line of developed countries has caused worldwide uproar.

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EFICOR responds to Orissa Flood

EFICOR responded to the floods in Odisha destroyed many villages, by providing relief to 2000 families.

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Logistics mechanism for J&K floods

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Sphere India

1. Mapping - Affected areas

The worst affected districts are Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Budgam, Rajouri, Poonch and Reasi. It has been reported that 450 villages, with an estimated rural population of 823,281 were flooded, with farmlands being submerged. Except for connectivity between Srinagar and north Kashmir's Ganderbal district, all other districts of the valley - including Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Badgam, Baramulla and Bandipora - were cut off.

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EFICOR Responds to Jammu & Kashmir Floods - Update 2

Jammu & Kashmir popularly known as the "Paradise on the earth" has been ravaged by floods early this month. This picturesque tourist destination with its beautiful snow capped mountains, lakes, forests and meadows has now been devastated. Srinagar, the capital is completely inundated with water.

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J&K floods: Rulers of 'paradise' fight over medicines, baby food

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Times of India

Suhas Munshi,TNN | Sep 18, 2014, 05.18 AM IST

SRINAGAR: The Islamia High School in Rajouri Kadal, a 10-minute drive from Kashmir University, is spread across half-an-acre. On Wednesday, it had women and children strolling and lounging themselves on spare green patches. Some were nursing their babies, some trying to set up homes. They'll probably have to live here for the next one month. Their houses around the Dal lake are still submerged.

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Southwest Monsoon-2014: Daily flood situation report summary of important events as on 15.09.2014

RAINFALL/FLOOD SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

♦ Yesterday, the southwest monsoon was normal over East Uttar Pradesh, East Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Konkan& goa, Assam & Meghalaya, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Coastal Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.
Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)