Water Sanitation Hygiene

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16 Sep 2016 description

Thanks to a unique fund, 38,000 vulnerable residents of four separate countries received timely life-saving support over the summer from four members of the Humanitarian Coalition.

15 Sep 2016 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief Worldwide’s annual report for 2015 has been published today, detailing our income, expenditure and the projects we undertook to help 8.3 million people across the globe.

13 Sep 2016 description
report Government of India

One person has died and another received injuries after police opened fire upon protesters in Bengaluru's Rajgopalnagar area on Monday.

There were many reports of arson and vandalism in Bengaluru and on a highway to Mysuru during protests against the Supreme Court's modified order directing Karnataka to release 12,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu till 20th of this month.

07 Sep 2016 description
report Times of India


  • Karnataka has started releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu

  • The state govt decided to abide by SC directive on Tuesday

  • Protesters have intensified the agitation in Mandya and other parts of the state

BENGALURU: Amid protests in several parts by farmers, Karnataka has started releasing Cauvery water+ to Tamil Nadu to abide by the Supreme court directive.

The Karnataka government on Tuesday decided to release 15,000 cuses of water per day to Tamil Nadu for 10 days.

07 Sep 2016 description
report Sphere India

1. Humanitarian Situation

Chhattisgarh state has a rich natural endowment of land, water forest and annual average rainfall of 1350 mm. Recorded documents reveal that state had a past of agricultural abundances comparable with Rice bowl of the Burdwan region of the west Bengal. There were innumerable ponds with tree groves the yielded fruits and other bio products. Chhattisgarh is primarily a mono crop area. Paddy is the principal crop, generally grown in Kharif season. This season starts from mid-June to mid-October. The Rabi crop is generally not taken due to various reasons.

07 Sep 2016 description
report Sphere India

1. Executive Summary

Acute water scarcity has developed into a severe drought situation. While there has been monsoon deficit of for past few years, differential rainfall pattern, Data shows a continuous fall in the average rainfall in the state from last few years. Agriculture in Jharkhand is mostly dependent on Rain and in most of the places only mono cropping is prevalent. Due to which the drought has led to alarming situation for food security in the rural areas of the state.

07 Sep 2016 description
report Sphere India

1. Executive Summary

Government of Madhya Pradesh has declared 46 districts out of 50 affected by drought resulting in huge crop loss, massive migration, economic loss to farmers and loss of lives. In June to September 2015, there was enormous decline noted in the rainfall and villagers were hit by a triple whammy: first, the ripening winter wheat and gram crops were destroyed by untimely heavy rains and hailstorms from February to early April. Then, a drought destroyed the summer kharif paddy and pulse crops.

30 Aug 2016 description
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Hundreds of Millions Face Health Risk as Water Pollution Rises Across Three Continents

29 Aug 2016 description
report India Water Portal

CHENNAI: Chennaiites as young as a toddler and as old as 85, the differently abled, the educated, the uneducated, the high, middle, lower classes, from areas far and wide, all gathered at Valluvar Kottam on Sunday morning to question and discuss how prepared the city was, if a flood was to hit again. The last time an entire city came together to help each other this way was only during the unforgettable December floods last year.

29 Aug 2016 description
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On 24 August, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit central Myanmar, killing three people and damaging buildings including more than 100 pagodas. The epicenter of the quake was 25 kilometres west of Chauk, 207 kilometres north-west of Nay Pyi Daw. Due to its location in a sparsely populated area and at a depth of 84 kilometres, the humanitarian impact of the quake was low.

26 Aug 2016 description
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397 Fractional-dose inactivated poliovirus vaccination campaign, Telangana state, India, June 2016 403 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January– May 2016


397 Campagne de vaccination par une dose fractionnée de poliovirus inactivé, État du Telangana (Inde), juin 2016 403 Rapport mensuel des cas de dracunculose, janvier-mai 2016

22 Aug 2016 description
report Sphere India

Bihar is facing second spill of flood situation after Ganga water crosses danger level.
Districts adjoining Ganga are getting swamped and having population badly affected by the current of water moving in the houses.

As per CWC Report, Water Level of Ganga at Patna Gandhighat crossed danger level and reached 50.43 Meters which has also crossed the previous highest flood level recorded which was 50.27 Meter during 1994.

Water Level at other points in Bihar at 21 August, 2 PM;

20 Aug 2016 description
report Sphere India
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Heavy downpours continuous from 15th August bring havoc again in second spill of flood situation in few of the districts. Satna and Rewa are majorly affected districts.

As per meteorological department: Heavy Alert: Chhattarpur, Satna, Panna, Katni, Sagar, Damoh, Vidisha, and Raisen Alert: Rewa, Sidhi, Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Jabalpur, Sehore, Narsinghpur, Shajapur,

18 Aug 2016 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid is using emergency funds to deliver urgent relief to communities in Bangladesh and India who have been severely affected by monsoon floods.

Heavy and persistent rainfall since mid-July has forced hundreds of thousands of people in the neighbouring countries to abandon their homes. The downpours have caused extensive damage to tens of thousands of houses, and to water sources, food stores, farmland and roads.

18 Aug 2016 description
report GlobalMedic

August 2016

Monsoon rains have affected over 174,500 people in the northern region of Assam, India. Rivers have surged, destroying thousands of hectares of cropland and infrastructure. The local government has opened 19 camps across the region in an attempt to provide displaced families with adequate food, shelter and medicine, but the majority of affected people are living outside of these camps. The health and hygiene of affected communities are at high risk, and will remain at risk even as the floodwaters recede.

12 Aug 2016 description
report Caritas

The risk of epidemics is rising in Supaul district of Bihar as floodwater stagnant in the supaul for more than 15 days. Health camps were organized by Caritas India and HCL foundation for the flood victims of Koshi river on a special request from ADM supaul. The field assessment of Supaul district revealed that the water logging can increase the risk of water borne diseases.

10 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


Every child has the right to a fair chance in life. Leaving no child behind is both a moral imperative and a strategic priority for the development of inclusive, sustainable and stable societies everywhere. In 2015, UNICEF worked with partners around the world to make that fair chance a reality.