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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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Asia Pacific Food Price and Policy Monitor, July 2014 - Issue 12

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Regional general price inflation moderated to 5.7 percent in June after reaching 6.1 percent in May. Food price inflation slowed to 4.4 percent from 5 percent during the same period.

  • The benchmark Thai 100% B rice price rose 2.6 percent, but regional rice prices were stable.

  • Wheat prices fell annually by 3.5 percent in South Asia, and 8.2 percent in Pakistan.

  • China expects 122.6 million tonnes of wheat output this year, up 2 percent over last year.

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Southwest monsoon-2014: Daily Flood Situation Report - Summary of important events as on 19.08.2014

RAINFALL/FLOOD SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

♦ Yesterday, the southwest monsoon was active over Arunachal Pradesh.
Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)

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Air Force MI -17 Helicopters Continue Flood Relief Operations in UP

On 17 Aug 14, two MI-17 helicopters were positioned at Bakshi-Ka Talab(BKT) from Air Force station Gorakhpur for undertaking flood relief operations in the flood hit areas of Bahraich and Nanpara (U.P).

The IAF helicopters commenced operations from Nanpara Helipad (Shahadat college ground) on 17 Aug 14 and immediately swung into action flying extensively over the flood affected areas. The helicopters carried out 05 missions, and flew 05 hours and 45 minutes to drop 2500 Kgs of food supplies (490 packets) over the flood hit villages.

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Southwest monsoon-2014: Daily Flood Situation Report - Summary of important events as on 10.08.2014

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DISASTER REPORTED

Himachal Pradesh:-

Update upto 1700 hrs dated 10.08.2014 regarding the missing 01 Guide and 24 Students in flash flood, Mandi (H.P). 24 dead bodies of students have been retrieved. Rescue operation is continues to retrieve dead body of missing guide.

ODISHA

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ACT Alliance Alert: Torrential rains lash Odisha, India

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ACT Alliance

Geneva, 7 August 2014

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact
Floods triggered by heavy rains in the past week have hit nearly 1.8 million people in Odisha, with the death toll rising to 35 according to Inter Agency Group (IAG), Odisha. The floods have affected 23 out of 30 districts in the state of Odisha, affecting 3,900 villages. There are 86 livestock also swept away due to flood. As per preliminary assessment, 208,911 hectares of land with standing crops have been submerged under water while 15,943 houses have been damaged.

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FACT SHEET: U.S.-African Cooperation on Food Security

Since coming into office in the midst of a global financial and food crisis, President Obama has made food security a foreign policy priority. Building on commitments first made by African leaders at the African Union (AU) Summit in Maputo in 2003, the President led the G-8 in 2009 in launching a global food security initiative in L’Aquila, Italy and then shortly after launched Feed the Future which invests assistance in countries’ national food security plans, promotes agricultural research and innovation, and helps build the capacity of our partners.

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Maharashtra’s Child Stunting Declines: What is Driving Them? Findings of a Multidisciplinary Analysis

Haddad, Lawrence; Nisbett, Nick; Barnett, Inka; Valli, Elsa

Abstract:

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Southwest monsoon-2014: Daily Flood Situation Report - Summary of important events as on 31.07.2014

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DISASTER REPORTED

Himachal Pradesh:-Update upto 1700 hrs dated 30.07.2014 regarding the missing 01 Guide and 24 Students in flash flood, Mandi (H.P). 24 dead bodies of students have been retrieved. Rescue operation is continues to retrieve dead body of missing guide.
Maharastra

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Kosi flood: Residents of border town of Birpur move to safer places

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Times of India

Law Kumar Mishra,TNN | Aug 4, 2014, 03.49 AM IST

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2.3 crore children in India malnourished: Report

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Times of India

Subodh Varma,TNN | Aug 4, 2014, 04.38 AM IST

NEW DELHI: About 2.3 cr children in India, up to 6 years of age, are suffering from malnourishment and are under-weight, according to a status report on the anganwadi (day care center) programme, officially known as ICDS. This staggering number amounts to over 28% of the 8 crore children who attend anganwadis across India.

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The Market Monitor - Trends and impacts of staple food prices in vulnerable countries, Issue 24 - July 2014

Global Highlights

• During the first quarter of 2014, the global cereal price index decreased by 12% year-on-year, and slightly increased by 2% compared to the previous quarter.

• Real prices of maize were relatively stable and only 2% higher than the previous quarter of 2014.
Compared to the same period of the previous year, maize prices are low (-28%).

• Real prices of wheat increased significantly by 9% from Q1 to Q2-2014. More recently, for June, prices are down due to an increase in global supply and production.

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Southwest monsoon-2014: Daily Flood Situation Report - Summary of important events as on 30.07.2014

RAINFALL/FLOOD SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

Yesterday, the southwest monsoon was vigorous over East Rajasthan and active over West Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat Region, Konkan & Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)

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OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2014-2023

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11/07/2014 - The recent fall in prices of major crops is expected to continue over the next two years before stabilising at levels above the pre-2008 period, but markedly below recent peaks, according to the latest Agricultural Outlook produced by the OECD and FAO.

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GIEWS Country Brief: India 24-July-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Prospects for the 2014 main season rice and maize crops improved with recent rains

  • Cereal exports decreased in 2013/14 marketing year (April/March)

  • Rice and wheat prices generally stable in June but above their year-earlier levels in several markets

  • Food security concerns remain for the vulnerable groups of population due to high prices

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Situation Report in India, 23 July 2014

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Sphere India

Sitrep: Flood Situation in Uttar Pradesh 22nd July, 2014

Sitrep: Traumatic Flood and Landslide Situation in Uttarakhand 17th July, 2014

Sitrep: Depression over North East Odisha and Adjoining area of West Bengal 21st July, 2014

Sitrep: Coastal Flood Situation in West Bengal 18th July, 2014

Sitrep: Flood Situation in Assam 8th July, 2014

Sitrep: Drought Situation in Rajasthan 21st July, 2014