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New village toilets a small step for poor Indian women

09/01/2014 02:15 GMT

by Abhaya SRIVASTAVA

KATRA SHAHADATGANJ, September 1, 2014 (AFP) - Decorated with marigolds and ribbons, 108 toilets unveiled in a tragedy-hit village are a small step in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's push to end open-air defecation for impoverished Indian women.

The spotlessly clean toilets were donated on Sunday to the village in northern Uttar Pradesh state, where scared and vulnerable women had long been forced to trek nightly into the fields to relieve themselves.

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A dual-use toilet

Did you know that in rural areas of the India , only one family in four has toilets? In the slum of Jagadalpur Padia, for example, there is no access to safe water sources. Terre des hommes (Tdh) has therefore created the health infrastructure to ensure that the water consumed by the inhabitants is not contaminated with feces and thus protect their health.

Ecological dry toilets

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Bihar Floods Rapid Joint Needs Assessment Report

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Sphere India

Summary

Bihar is India’s most flood- prone State, with 76 percent of the population, in the north Bihar living under the recurring threat of flood devastation. About 68800 sq Km out of total geographical area of 94163 sq Km comprising 73.06 percent is flood affected.

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Response Bulletin - Phailin & Subsequent Flood, Odisha 2013, Volume 5, August 2014

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Sphere India

Message from Mr. Nirmal Singh, Chairperson, Sphere India

Greetings and a warm welcome to this fifth issue of Response Bulletin!

In a time when the frequency of disasters have touched epic proportions, the loss to lives, property and sustainable livelihoods needs to be minimalized. A unified and a strategic response through effective partnership in serving the affected community are vital.

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Uttar Pradesh Floods Joint Rapid Needs Assessment Report

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Sphere India
  1. Executive Summary

The eastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh is facing severe floods. Due to regular rainfall and the occasional discharge of water from the Nepal side of the border, all major rivers in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh have been flooded. The main rivers affecting the population are the Sharada, Ghaghara, Sarayu, Rapti. Most rivers are displaying erratic trends (irregular rise and fall), eroding the banks (esp. Ghagra River) with devastating effects for local villages and causing widespread damage to property.

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Appeal for flood survivors in India

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Caritas

Caritas Internationalis has launched an emergency appeal for €768 796 to help people hit by floods in state of Odisha.

Heavy rains since late July and subsequent flooding have affected over 3.5 million people and left almost 50 people dead.

“Millions of people have been displaced and many have been marooned, with their houses and all their basic belongings completely submerged by water,” said Thangsha Sebastian from Caritas India. “They have no idea what the coming days hold for them.”

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Forceful floods hit the poorest hardest

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Christian Aid

Heavy and intense rain has caused immense flooding in northern and eastern India, leaving more than 130 people dead. Flood waters have damaged poor people’s homes, destroyed their crops and contaminated water supplies in two states.

Our response

We are responding now with our local partners, assessing the emerging needs and providing vital food, water and emergency shelter.

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India: Cyclone Phailin (MDRIN013) DREF final report

Period covered by this update: 14 October 2013 to 14 May 2014 CHF 500,000 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to some 15,000 families (75,000 beneficiaries) and to replenish disaster preparedness stocks.

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Southwest monsoon-2014: Daily Flood Situation Report - Summary of important events as on 19.08.2014

RAINFALL/FLOOD SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

♦ Yesterday, the southwest monsoon was active over Arunachal Pradesh.
Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)

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Odisha Floods Rapid Joint Needs Assessment Report

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Sphere India

1. Executive Summary

Odisha is a flood prone state, and as a result communities have become resilient and government response efficient to manage immediate rescue and relief operations. The flooding began with heavy rainfall on the 21st of July and further intensified as a result of two more low-pressure systems that moved over the state and was exacerbated by subsequent release of water from the Hirakud Reservoir.

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Nepal, India floods kill nearly 200

08/18/2014 13:16 GMT

KATHMANDU, August 18, 2014 (AFP) - Floods and landslides in Nepal and northern India have killed nearly 200 people and scores more are missing, local authorities said Monday.

Nepal has been worst hit, with 105 people confirmed dead after torrential rain triggered landslides and flooding, devastating entire villages in what the country's prime minister termed a "national tragedy".

Another 136 people are missing, and authorities are battling to prevent an outbreak of cholera after some survivors showed symptoms of the potentially fatal disease.

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Southwest monsoon-2014: Daily Flood Situation Report - Summary of important events as on 10.08.2014

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DISASTER REPORTED

Himachal Pradesh:-

Update upto 1700 hrs dated 10.08.2014 regarding the missing 01 Guide and 24 Students in flash flood, Mandi (H.P). 24 dead bodies of students have been retrieved. Rescue operation is continues to retrieve dead body of missing guide.

ODISHA

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Bihar under threat as massive landslide occurs in Nepal

Swati Bansal

Posted on August 5, 2014 - 12:59

Massive landslides occur in Nepal and Pune's Malin village

India Water Portal:

This story was first published on India Water Portal, an initiative supported by Arghyam. IWP is India’s largest resource and platform focused on water issues.

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Southwest monsoon-2014: Daily Flood Situation Report - Summary of important events as on 31.07.2014

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DISASTER REPORTED

Himachal Pradesh:-Update upto 1700 hrs dated 30.07.2014 regarding the missing 01 Guide and 24 Students in flash flood, Mandi (H.P). 24 dead bodies of students have been retrieved. Rescue operation is continues to retrieve dead body of missing guide.
Maharastra

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Pune landslide: Maharashtra on guard to check for water contamination

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Times of India

Umesh Isalkar & Sarang Dastane,TNN | Aug 4, 2014, 04.30 AM IST

PUNE: The state health department has carried out surveillance in six high-risk villages in the vicinity of Malin to check for groundwater contamination. The authorities are worried that the debris at the site may affect quality of water from borewells and wells, which are the primary drinking water sources for people in these villages.

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Southwest monsoon-2014: Daily Flood Situation Report - Summary of important events as on 30.07.2014

RAINFALL/FLOOD SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY

Yesterday, the southwest monsoon was vigorous over East Rajasthan and active over West Uttar Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat Region, Konkan & Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Indian Meteorological Department (Major features of weather forecast)

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Situation Report in India, 23 July 2014

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Sphere India

Sitrep: Flood Situation in Uttar Pradesh 22nd July, 2014

Sitrep: Traumatic Flood and Landslide Situation in Uttarakhand 17th July, 2014

Sitrep: Depression over North East Odisha and Adjoining area of West Bengal 21st July, 2014

Sitrep: Coastal Flood Situation in West Bengal 18th July, 2014

Sitrep: Flood Situation in Assam 8th July, 2014

Sitrep: Drought Situation in Rajasthan 21st July, 2014

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Poor Sanitation in India May Afflict Well-Fed Children With Malnutrition

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New York Times

By GARDINER HARRIS

HEOHAR DISTRICT, India — He wore thick black eyeliner to ward off the evil eye, but Vivek, a tiny 1-year-old living in a village of mud huts and diminutive people, had nonetheless fallen victim to India’s great scourge of malnutrition.

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Rain snaps link to Arunachal districts

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Times of India

TNN | Jul 10, 2014, 09.30AM IST

Itanagar: Incessant rain over the last few days has wreaked havoc on several districts of Arunachal Pradesh, disrupting surface communication and throwing life out of gear.

The downpour has triggered floods in East Siang district with all major rivers and their tributaries flowing above the danger mark, SDO Alen Pertin said in a statement on Wednesday.