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Monsoon delivers a hard blow to farmers

Flood and drought - farmers across the country have seen both as this year’s monsoon has featured late and erratic rains. This report details the situation as it is on the ground.

India Water Portal:

This story was first published on India Water Portal, an initiative supported by Arghyam. IWP is India’s largest resource and platform focused on water issues.

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Bihar Floods Rapid Joint Needs Assessment Report

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Sphere India

Summary

Bihar is India’s most flood- prone State, with 76 percent of the population, in the north Bihar living under the recurring threat of flood devastation. About 68800 sq Km out of total geographical area of 94163 sq Km comprising 73.06 percent is flood affected.

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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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Uttar Pradesh Floods Joint Rapid Needs Assessment Report

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Sphere India
  1. Executive Summary

The eastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh is facing severe floods. Due to regular rainfall and the occasional discharge of water from the Nepal side of the border, all major rivers in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh have been flooded. The main rivers affecting the population are the Sharada, Ghaghara, Sarayu, Rapti. Most rivers are displaying erratic trends (irregular rise and fall), eroding the banks (esp. Ghagra River) with devastating effects for local villages and causing widespread damage to property.

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Cambodia + 5 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (19 - 25 August 2014)

Heavy seasonal rain has caused flooding that has killed at least 45 people in Cambodia. In Nepal, 123 people have died, while the death toll in India is 41 in flood-related incidents.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Forceful floods hit the poorest hardest

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Christian Aid

Heavy and intense rain has caused immense flooding in northern and eastern India, leaving more than 130 people dead. Flood waters have damaged poor people’s homes, destroyed their crops and contaminated water supplies in two states.

Our response

We are responding now with our local partners, assessing the emerging needs and providing vital food, water and emergency shelter.

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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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World + 10 others
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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World + 17 others
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.