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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.

10 Aug 2016 description


There is agreement in the scientific community that the global food system will experience unprecedented pressure in the coming decades – demographic changes, urban growth, environmental degradation, increasing disaster risk, food price volatility, and climate change will all affect food security patterns.

10 Aug 2016 description

The IFRC yesterday issued an emergency grant of just under a quarter of a million US dollars to help the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) assist people affected by severe riverine floods in the north and centre of the country.

Starting three weeks ago, intense monsoon rainfall in the country’s principal river basins caused floods that have affected nearly 2 million people, according to the emergency plan of action published by the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF).

09 Aug 2016 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief responds as latest reports suggest over 100 people have died and hundreds of thousands have been displaced by severe monsoon flooding which hit Bangladesh, India and Nepal recently.

Thousands have been forced from their homes as heavy monsoon rains triggered widespread floods across South Asia a fortnight ago. Amongst the areas affected are North and North West Bangladesh and the State of Bihar in East India where Islamic Relief is responding.

09 Aug 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems


  • Rain exposes civic crisis in Karachi

  • All set for possible dengue fever outbreak in Punjab

  • India floods Chenab without warning, 200 Pakistani villages severely affected

  • Tripping has been caused by monsoon rain: K Electric

  • Monsoon rains kill 29 in Pakistan

  • National Monsoon Contingency Response Directive 2016

  • Suicide bomber kills at least 70 at Pakistan hospital

  • 2007-2016: A decade of deadly insurgent attacks across Pakistan

04 Aug 2016 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam is responding in flood-hit districts of Assam.

Assam has been hit by devastating floods triggered by incessant rains. Over 37 lakh people have been affected (Source: PTI), and at least 29 people have lost their lives till now. Entire villages are inundated and farmlands submerged.

03 Aug 2016 description


From 1 to 31 July, torrential monsoon rains caused severe flooding and landslides in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal affecting millions of people and destroying thousands of homes. Disaster management authorities are leading the local response supported by the national Red Cross and Red Crescent, volunteers and civil society organizations.

02 Aug 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

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Following wide-spread drought affecting large parts of India early during the year, the 2016 monsoon season was predicted to bring above average rainfall.
The monsoon rains progressed most parts of India by the third week of July, with some parts of India receiving excessive rainfall. When the monsoon progressed to the north, east and northeast parts of the country, it caused havoc with floods affecting 21 districts of the Assam state.

02 Aug 2016 description
report Sphere India


With no rain in past 24 hours, water level in the affected districts have been started receding as reported by local NGOs and IAG members from different districts. However, thereat is continued to be there in the areas near Nepal Boarder. It has been heard that about 10 km stretch in Supaul district near Nepal is lying at risk due to second spill of heavy rain started in Nepal which may again aggravate the flood situation in adjoining areas of Bihar State. 50 lac population got affected till the date.

01 Aug 2016 description
report Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 1, 2016) — Torrential rainfall across a handful of countries in South Asia has burst river banks, washed entire homes away and left millions in need of humanitarian assistance.

More than 160 people have reportedly been killed, and Save the Children has launched an emergency flood response, including in three of India’s hardest-hit states where nearly 5 million people are currently affected.

01 Aug 2016 description


This issue of Nutrition Exchange is our sixth and we continue to profile the writing of those working at national and sub-national level. This issue contains 13 original articles from Bangladesh,
Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger and Somalia and two with a regional and geographical perspective.