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01 Jul 2015 description

USA – Forest Fire
• A forest fire broke out in Chelan County (Washington State) near Wenatchee on 28 June.
• According to media (as of 30 June), the fire burnt nearly 1,200 ha, destroyed 23 houses and injured three firefighters, while an evacuation order is in effect.

INDIA – Floods
• The Upper Assam districts of Sonitpur, Lakhimpur and Dhemaji were hit by new floods on 29 June, that killed two people and affected over 5,500 people in 20 villages. A relief camp has been opened by the district authorities, sheltering 75 people.

30 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 24–30 June 2015

Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.

South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.

27 Jun 2015 description

Ahmedabad, India | AFP | Saturday 6/27/2015 - 09:57 GMT

Relief workers were Saturday trying to reach residents stranded by floods in India's western Gujarat state triggered by torrential rains that have so far claimed 55 lives, officials said.

Officials were providing food and water to the people affected by flash floods in the Saurashtra region, as thousands fled to safer areas following the rains that started Wednesday.

27 Jun 2015 description
report Sphere India

A. Situation Report

Heavy rain caused by a deep depression over the Arabian Sea cause more than 30 inch rainfall in last 24 hours reported in the region. Heavy rain and more than 8-12 ft. height water logging observed in the affected area of Amreli district, this causes damage of houses, road and crops. Very heavy soil erosion observed by the famers in the affected areas.

23 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 17–23 June 2015

Yemen: 2.3 million more people are food insecure than in March – the total is now at 12.9 million people. 279 children have been killed and 402 injured in the conflict, out of almost 2,600 total deaths and 11,000 injured. 53 health facilities have been damaged. Peace talks have ended with no agreement.

21 Jun 2015 description
report India Water Portal

The state is only focused on costly filtration solutions while little is being done to stop contamination at source, which is the cause of physical and mental disabilities especially in children.

18 Jun 2015 description

Heavy rain fall in Bangladesh (and India) over the last few days has worsened the flood situation in Bangladesh. So far, nine districts in the northwest of the country are experiencing flooding. If the rainfall continues, flooding is likely to affect further areas.

At present, an estimated 10 000 households are in need of assistance in Bangladesh. People living on embankments face shortages of safe drinking water and food. Displaced affected families are also in need of temporary shelter support. Some assistance is being provided by local governments.

16 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 10–16 June 2015

Ebola in Sierra Leone and Guinea: Weekly Ebola case incidence has risen for two consecutive weeks. Guinea recorded 16 new cases in the week to 7 June, five from unknown chains of transmission. Sierra Leone recorded 15 cases, the highest weekly total since late March. It has extended the state of emergency for 90 days.

09 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 3-9 June 2015

Yemen: 20 million people, close to 80% of the population, are estimated to need humanitarian aid. 500,000 people were displaced in May, bringing the total displaced since 26 March to more than 1 million. The escalation in the conflict has meant two million more people are food insecure, and six million more lack access to healthcare, and 9.4 million lack access to safe water.

09 Jun 2015 description
report Sphere India

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Greeting from Sphere India

08 Jun 2015 description

Overview

The Asia Pacific zone (APZ) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) comprises the zone office in Kuala Lumpur, four regional offices in Suva (Pacific), Bangkok (Southeast Asia), Delhi (South Asia) and Beijing (East Asia) and 12 country offices, adopting a “best-positioned” strategy to support the national societies (NSs) in the zone according to their needs. Through this decentralized management structure, the Asia Pacific zone office directs the work of the regional and country offices.

08 Jun 2015 description
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A.1 Description of the disaster

The southwest monsoon was vigorous across India in early September 2014, triggering floods and affecting more than three million people across the country, with over 1,000 people dead.

The states of Assam, Bihar, Meghalaya, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and J&K are amongst the worst affected. The response by various governmental agencies at national and state level was swift, with deployment of search and rescue teams, food distributions, temporary shelter, health and cash support.

02 Jun 2015 description

Snapshot 28 May–2 June 2015

Iraq: 104,000 IDPs from Ramadi district over 15–29 May brings the total number of displaced in Anbar to 238,000 since April. They are facing serious restrictions accessing neighbouring governorates. In Anbar, Islamic State abducted 400 children in the last week of May. The humanitarian response for Syria is facing severe cutbacks due to funding shortages.

02 Jun 2015 description

NEPAL

Following the 7.8M earthquake which struck on 25 Apr and the 7.3M earthquake on 12 May, a total of 8,659 people are confirmed dead. Some 95,100 people remain displaced. On 2 Jun, the Humanitarian Country Team revised the response strategy requesting $422 million to support an estimated 2.8 million people with humanitarian assistance.

95,100 people displaced

Imminent monsoon rains are expected to further complicate relief efforts by blocking access routes and exposing over 760,000 families with damaged or destroyed homes to heavy rainfall.

01 Jun 2015 description
report Samaritan's Purse

Situation Report #9
Nepal Earthquake Response
29 May 2015
- Samaritan’s Purse is targeting the needs of 50,000 HH. This will cover all the VDCs that have been assigned through government and partner coordination, as well as additional small projects outside of our primary areas of operation
- We currently have a 51 person DART based in Nepal, spread between Kathmandu, Nuwakot, Dhading, Rusuwa and Dolakha. There is also a 6 person DART procurement and logistics team based in Delhi, India.

27 May 2015 description

Mali: Gao and Timbutku regions have been the scene of multiple clashes between the Azawad Movement Coalition and Malian forces, as well as the pro-government Gatia militia. At least 12 people have been killed, including nine civilians. About 31,500 people have been displaced from three districts in Timbuktu region. They are in urgent needs of water, food, NFIs, and shelter support, but access is limited.

27 May 2015 description

0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

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EUR 400 000 were earmarked to contribute to the funding of two UNICEF cargo planes delivering each 40 metric tons of life-saving supplies to the regions in Nepal affected by the earthquake. In the end, the total cost for this specific contribution amounted to EUR 287 130. The consequent left over, equivalent to an amount of EUR 112 870, has to be shifted from the Transport/logistics specific objective to the Natural disasters specific objective.

26 May 2015 description
report Times of India

Divy Khare,TNN | May 25, 2015, 04.44 AM IST

BOKARO: The scorching heat coupled with prolonged power cuts has added to the misery of residents here. The district is experiencing the hottest days of the season with temperatures soaring to 44°C on Sunday. The streets wore a deserted look due to the prevailing heat waves.

Barring Bokaro Steel Township, the other areas including Chas, Petarwar, Bermo have been facing frequent power cuts. Sunday recorded the maximum temperature at 44°C.

26 May 2015 description
report Government of India

The death toll due to intense heatwave sweeping Telangana and Andhra Pradesh crossed the 500 figure on Monday, disaster management officials said in Hyderabad.

In Telangana, the toll stood at 215 from May 15 till today, said Special Commissioner for Disaster Management, Sada Bhargavi.

In Andhra Pradesh, the number stood at 302 till this evening and data from different districts was still being compiled, said Tulsi Rani, Special Commissioner for Disaster Management.