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Cyclone Hudhud – Relief supplies for most at risk


CBM and partner Serango Christian hospital (SCH) are working to ensure that basic needs of people affected by Hudhud are met, especially families of persons with disabilities.

Relief supplies for most at risk

CBM will be supporting our partner Serango Christian hospital (SCH) to ensure that immediate needs among cyclone Hudhud affected families in Gajapati district of Odisha are met.

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Kashmir Flood Carries Away Humble Dream

By Athar Parvaiz

Oct 23 2014 (IPS) - Rafiqa Kazim and her husband Kazim Ali had a simple dream – to live a modest life, educate their four children and repay the bank-loan that the couple took out to sustain their small business.

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Indian Red Cross Society Assistance for J&K

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare and the Chairman of the Indian Red Cross flagged off relief supplies today form the National Headquarters of the society, for the victims of the floods in the state of J & K. The relief convoy of 11 trucks has been sent based on the need assessment by the J&K State Branch of the Indian Red Cross.

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Mapping Water Efficiency and Climate Resilience in South Asia

World Bank


Water is an essential part of life and roughly one in ten of the world’s population—748 million people—do not have access to safe water.[1] In South Asia, about 1.5 billion people are affected by water stress and scarcity, due to increasing demand for water resources; as the climate changes, this may worsen the situation.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 15 - 21 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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One year after Cyclone Phailin: Indian women see a better future


Last year's Cyclone Phailin was the largest on record in India, affecting some 12 million people and requiring the evacuation of over half a million. Our partners at Oxfam describe the current situation, a year later, for villager women who now just regained direct access to drinking water.

Tairah Firdous, Oxfam

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EU provides humanitarian assistance to Jammu & Kashmir flood victims

New Delhi, 16th October, 2014: Following the floods that recently struck the State of Jammu and Kashmir, the European Commission is providing over 19 million (€250 000) to help some of the worst affected families meet their immediate needs through the upcoming winter. This humanitarian assistance will benefit over 12000 people in the districts of Anantnag, Kulgam and Pulwama.

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Cyclone HudHud update

Cyclone Hudhud made landfall on the 12th of October 2014, between 12h00 and 13h00 near Vishakhapatnam with sustained wind speeds of 170-180 km/h, and gusting to 195 km/h. The peak storm surge was 1.2 meters (effectively 2.3 meters as it took place during high tide), inundated low-lying areas of Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts of North Andhra Pradesh at the time of landfall.

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Southwest Monsoon-2014: Daily flood situation report summary of important events as on 15.10.2014


  • Conditions are becoming favourable for further withdrawal of southwest monsoon from some more parts of Central & East India during next 3­4 days.

  • The withdrawal line of southwest monsoon continue to pass through Lat.27.0°N/Long.87.0°E, Forbesganj, Gaya, Rewa, Hoshangabad, Ahmadnagar, Satara, Vengurla, Lat.16.0°N/Long.70.0°E and Lat.16.0°N/Long.60.0°E.

Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)

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Phailin After 5 Months - Best Practices of IAG Odisha On Phailin and Floods

The definition of disaster is now all encompassing, which includes not only the events emanating from natural and man-made causes, but even those events which are caused by accident or negligence. There was a long felt need to capture information about all such events occurring across the sectors and efforts made to mitigate them in the country and to collate them at one place in a global perspective. This book has been an effort towards realising this thought.

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In the field helping families stranded by Kashmir floods

Mercy Corps

The Mercy Corps emergency team in Kashmir was on their way to deliver supplies in Bandipora district when they met Fatima — a 27-year old mother who was making the long trip home after traveling to a nearby village to gather a pot of clean water. She was waiting for a boat to take her across the floodwaters and explained that it can take her up to two hours just to make the trip for water each day.

Like many people in Bandipora district, Fatima lost nearly everything in last month’s Kashmir floods and worries most about her family and her children.

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Cyclone Hudhud: On Day 3, Vizag sees no end to woes

Times of India

V Kamalakara Rao & Manish,TNN | Oct 15, 2014, 01.07 AM IST

VISAKHAPATNAM: As if the battering by cyclone Hudhud was not enough, the insensitive attitude of some government officials and the struggle for survival on Day 3 saw the otherwise placid Vizagites running out of patience.

Deprived of basics like water, power and food for three days in a row, the struggle of the man on the street intensified. The slow pace of relief work by the authorities came in for harsh criticism from Vizagites, many of whom complained about relief not reaching them.

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Emergency relief efforts underway to help India cyclone victims

Christian Aid

14 October 2014 - Christian Aid partners are involved in the relief effort now underway in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha after Cyclone Hudhud forced 350,000 people to abandon their homes.

Despite the mass evacuation to relief camps, at least 21 people are known to have died when winds of up to 125mph slammed into India’ s east coast at midday on Sunday.

The wind and incessant rain wrecked homes, uprooted trees, tore down power and communication lines, cut off road and rail links and flooded thousands of acres of farmland.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 08–14 October

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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India: Cyclone HudHud - Information bulletin no. 2

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), is monitoring the developing situation and at this stage is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors.

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Terre des hommes gets ready for a flood operation relief

Days of intensive rains have left the northern part of India devastated as Kashmir is facing unprecedented floods. So far, the floods have killed 200 people in Indian-administered Kashmir. According to the authorities of Jammu and Kashmir, more than 10 million of people would have been affected.

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CRS Responds to Devastating Cyclone in India

October 13, 2014 by Kim Pozniak

CRS teams are fanning out across hard-hit areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh states in India just one day after a devastating cyclone made landfall there, killing at least 6 people and leaving behind a path of destruction.

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Cyclone kills 24 in east India, sparks fears of floods


Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:46 GMT

  • Death toll from cyclone Hudhud rises to 24

  • Indian PM Narendra Modi to survey damage on Tuesday

  • Thousands at risk due to flooding, say aid workers (Changes headline, recasts lead, updates death toll, details throughout)

By Jatindra Dash


For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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One year after the cyclone Phailin, the situation remains precarious for many

Balanasi is a place where sand is everywhere—in the street, on the trees, underneath the covers. It reveals the closeness of the village with the water: Balanasi sits on an isthmus that straddles Chilika Lagoon, the largest body of water of its kind in South Asia. Here, nearly every one of the 145 residents squeezes out a living by fishing the nearby waters. In October 2013, Cyclone Phailin hit Balanasi, and pounded the village for hours. In its wake, almost every house was damaged and half of the boats were lost.