Water Sanitation Hygiene

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India: Cyclone Phailin (MDRIN013) Operation Update No. 3

Period covered for this update: 19 October to 11 April 2014

CHF 500,000 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 15,000 families (75,000 beneficiaries). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

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Indian Researchers Selected to Develop Next Generation Toilets

Indian and global researchers gather at “Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India” to discuss how to bring safe sanitation to the 2.5 billion people who lack access

New Delhi, March 22, 2014—Six Indian innovators were selected today to contribute to the development of sanitation solutions as part of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge: India. From a pool of 108 applications, these projects were chosen following an extensive, rigorous selection process by an expert committee.

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India: Monsoon Flash Floods (MDRIN012) DREF final report

Summary: Heavy rainfall in northern India during June 2013 resulted in flash floods in the state of Uttarakhand. The floods affrected an estimated 500,000 people living in villages across the western and central part of the state. Rail and road transport was badly affected in the state. Given the hilly terrain it makes accessibility difficult for carrying out relief operations.

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Nagpur – water and sanitation programmes integral to its push for 24/7 supply

Nagpur, a city of about 2.5 million, is in Maharashtra in the centre of India. The water supply system in Nagpur city is regulated by the Water Works Division of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) through a private operator, Orange City Water (OCW). Total water supply to the city is 540 million litres per day distributed through 2,100 km of pipeline with about 80% coverage (through 225,000 connections). The water supply system is progressively being upgraded to 24/7 supply and water security is being improved through large investments.

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Towards a Resilient Future: Children and Disasters, Southasiadisasters.net issue no. 104, February 2014

In building climate change related strategies and agendas, policy makers need to pay attention to the inclusivity of children, and how the changes will impact the lives of children.

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Cyclone appeal closes after raising £244,000

A British Red Cross appeal that raised £244,000 for people affected by a catastrophic cyclone in north east India closed today.

Cyclone Phailin struck on 12 October 2013. It affected about 13 million people, ruined livelihoods and destroyed or damaged about 950,000 homes.

The cyclone also killed 47 people. A network of Red Cross-built cyclone shelters helped to prevent further deaths.

Vital relief

The Indian Red Cross Society brought vital relief to those affected, work that was partly funded by the British Red Cross India Cyclone Appeal.

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India: Cyclone Phailin (MDRIN013) Operation Update No. 2

Period covered for this update: 19 October 2013 to 31 January 2014.

CHF 500,000 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 15,000 families (75,000 beneficiaries). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.


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Cyclone Phailin aid consortium ensures long term support to 180,000 people on India’s eastern coastline


Three months after Cyclone Phailin made landfall on India’s Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coastlines, a consortium of aid agencies has received a two million euro grant for humanitarian and early recovery projects from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO).

Led by ActionAid, with Oxfam, Christian Aid, Plan and ADRA, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, the consortium will provide a 10 month programme of support to over 180,000 people from the worst affected and most socially disadvantaged communities.

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EU offers €150,000 to help victims of Muzaffarnagar communal violence weather the cold season

New Delhi, 20th December 2013 – Almost 10,000 people living in relief camps across Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh will receive emergency shelter materials such as tents, tarpaulins, ground sheets, foam mattresses and warm blankets, financed by funds from the European Commission, to protect themselves from the bitter cold weather, which has reportedly claimed several lives in the camps.

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OFID Governing Board approves new loans and grants to boost socio-economic development

Vienna, Austria, December 11, 2013. Meeting in its 145th Session, the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved financing over US$403m to boost socio-economic development in over 35 partner countries. Of the new commitments some US$306.04m went to support 14 public sector loans and seven grants. The bulk of the public sector funding will co-finance transportation, education, energy, poverty reduction, and water supply and sanitation projects. Under OFID’s private sector and trade finance programs, eight projects totalling US$97m were approved.

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ACT Alliance Appeal: India - Cyclone Phailin - IND134

ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$2,487,251

Balance Requested: US$2,029,045

This appeal replaces the preliminary appeal issued 18 October 2013

Geneva, 29 November 2013

Dear Colleagues,

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IFPRI Insights Magazine - Volume 3 Issue 2, 2013



  • Legal Aid
  • Pooling the Risk
  • Mapping the Big Picture
  • Farm Bill Follies
  • Détente in the Dairy Sector?
  • On Tap
  • Talking with Morten Jerven


  • Coming and Going
  • Saving for a Sunny Day
  • A Bigger Toolbox


  • Putting a Price Tag on Land Degradation


  • What’s Politics Got to Do with It?


International Food Policy Research Institute:

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Assistance to Republic of Philippines by Government of India in Aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan

In a display of solidarity with the citizens of Hurricane ravaged Philippines, Government of India mounted a speedy Joint Services response coordinated by HQ Integrated Defence Staff to provide help to the beleaguered nation. The relief package comprising of medicines, hygiene chemicals, tentage, blankets, tarpaulins and meals ready to eat were provided ex Armed Forces stock and airlifted by an Indian Air Force C-130 Super Hercules aircraft.

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Effects of Early-Life Exposure to Sanitation on Childhood Cognitive Skills

World Bank

Improved Use of Toilets Boosts Childhood Test Scores, Decreases Stunting

WASHINGTON, November 18, 2013 – Access to improved sanitation can increase cognition in children, according to a new World Bank study. The study contributes to a growing body of research linking stunting and open defecation. Currently, more than 2.5 billion people worldwide lack access to toilets, and one billion people practice open defecation.

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IAF C 130 J Leaves on a Humanitarian Aid Mission to Phillipines

In a display of solidarity with the citizens of Hurricane ravaged Philippines, Government of India today despatched relief package comprising of medicines, hygiene and chemicals, tentage, blankets, tarpaulins and ready to eat meals ex Armed Forces stocks by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft to Mactan. This will help meet the urgent need for life-saving medical care, food supplies and construction of temporary shelters in this hour of need in the face of a serious humanitarian crisis.

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India: Tropical Cyclone Phailin and floods - Needs assessments by sectors (as at 14 Nov 2013)


Map shows districts scheduled for needs assessments by Shelter, WASH and Food Security & Nutrition sector groups in Odisha state, beginning week of 11 November. At time of preparing this map, sectoral assessment was also under way or planned by Health and Protection & Education sectors, but no information was available about target districts.

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CRS World Report: Evacuation Saves Lives in India

November 12, 2013 by Jim Stipe

At four-times the size of Hurricane Katrina, Cyclone Phailin could have wiped out whole towns and all the people in them along India’s eastern seaboard. Instead, 800,000 people were moved to safety thanks to improved communications and coordination across the county. As they return home to survey and reclaim property, CRS is there with hygiene and shelter kits.

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Sitrep -5: Flood in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh

Sphere India


After the Cyclone Phailin and flood, heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred over several parts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh during last 48 hours under the influence of well marked pressure over South Coastal Andhra Pradesh adjoining West Central Bay of Bengal and neighborhood.