After the deep depression in Bay of Bengal shifted towards Andhra Pradesh on 18th November, unprecedented heavy rainfall has been received after a long years. The major affected districts are Nellore, Kadappa, Chittor and East Prakasam where the incessant rains led to inundation of low-lying areas in towns and villages.
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Three different methods using PGWM that resulted in better water management demonstrate that hydrogeology can become a catalyst for villages to come together to plan and achieve water security.
From driving tractors, to driving cars--Laxman has come a long way from being a farmer in Beed, Maharashtra to now driving cars in Pune. "We always have a problem with water. However, this year is even worse in our area, but especially in Latur. People are not even getting water for drinking and bathing. Forget about water for crops. All our crops have been destroyed in the area. How will we survive? No wonder farmers are killing themselves. It is impossible to repay loans. What will they do? Not all are lucky to be able to find a job in the city like me", he says.
AmeriCares emergency response and medical teams have been at work with local partners in the state of Tamil Nadu since Dec. 7, providing basic health services to families displaced by the worst flooding in 100 years.
In 154 medical camps, the India medical team and its partners have treated more than 28,000 patients in four districts in Tamil Nadu state: Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur and Cuddalore. The focus is on ensuring that families displaced by the floods have access to essential primary care services, including basic medicines.
The Humanitarian Coalition announced that Oxfam Canada will use $275,000 from the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund (CHAF) to help people recover from flooding in India.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Wed, 13 Jan 2016 06:31 GMT
Author: Rafiqul Islam
DHAKA, Jan 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh's plan to build a dam on the Ganges River to ease water shortages in its southwest coastal region hangs in the balance as neighbouring India has yet to accept the plan.
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1 December 2015 – CHF 295,550 is allocated from the IFRC’s DREF to support IRCS in providing assistance to 3,500 families affected by the floods.
JOINT RAPID NEEDS ASSESSMENT REPORT
This report contains the compilation of the JRNA –Phase 01 actions in the state of Manipur, India in the aftermath of the Earthquake of 6.7 magnitudes in Richter scale that hits Manipur on 4 January, 2016 early morning (4.35 AM) that causes huge damages to lives and properties in Senapati, Imphal West, Imphal East, Thoubal, Bishnupur and Tamenglong districts of Manipur.
A. SITUATION REPORT :
The number of causality has raised to 302, 08 persons killed and more than 2000 houses are damaged in 3 districts- Tamenlong, Imphal West and Senapati. Recent earthquake affected buildings including three Ima Keithel and Secretariat Building and other place like ISBT etc will be inspected by the expert team within two days.
New Delhi/Imphal, Jan. 6: With 52 households, epicentre Kabui Khullen in Tamenglong district is the worst hit village as per the assessment conducted by Caritas team.
Although no human casualty, 46 houses out of the 52 have suffered heavy damage and 8 houses are on the verge of total breakdown.
As per Government sources, human casualty are being reported from Imphal East (2), Imphal West (4), Senapati (2).
The quake has caused phenomenal damage to properties including 339 buildings while injuring 106 people in total.
India is highly vulnerable to natural disasters including cyclones, floods, earthquakes and drought; strengthening people’s resilience to natural disasters is an essential part of the humanitarian effort.
Three protracted crises, Jammu & Kashmir, the North-Eastern States and Naxal-affected areas in central India have created emergency needs. Years of conflict have displaced populations and left many without means to provide for themselves. Providing protection, health and nutrition remains a priority.
04.01.2016 - New Delhi, India
A powerful 6.7 magnitude earthquake, rocked remote north-eastern regions of India before dawn today at 4:35 am while many people were still in bed. The epicentre of the quake was in Nune village in Tamenglong district of Manipur state about 40 kms from the capital Imphal. Frightened people rushed into the streets in the darkness.
New Delhi, Dec.30: Before long term intervention can be discussed to rebuild flood hit Tamil Nadu, Caritas network’s flood response in the state so far can be seen in three parts, namely the zero phase, phase one and phase two.
During the zero phase, post November 21, Rs.2.5 million was disbursed to activate rapid assessment team along with immediate relief that mostly included running community kitchens that provided cooked meals to flood stranded families across the seven districts of Kanchipuram, Tiruvallur, Cuddalore, Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, Vellore and Salem.
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An estimated 81,000 earthquake-affected households require winterization support
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BENGALURU: Hit by the worst drought in 44 years and depletion of groundwater table, Karnataka has virtually banned new borewells in 45 of its 175 taluks.
The government has made the process of getting permission to sink borewells very difficult: the property owner and borewell operators have to separately get permission from a committee before starting the exercise.
Monsoon rains are a key part of the ecosystem in India, with whole regions depending on the seasonal monsoons for their water throughout the year. But this season’s monsoon brought a downpour of historic magnitude in the state of Tamil Nadu, destroying tens of thousands of homes and livelihoods.
This is what the destructiveness of climate change looks like.