Water Sanitation Hygiene

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


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

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

New York Times


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

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.

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Deluge victims get chlorine tablets

Times of India

TNN | Jul 8, 2014, 04.07PM IST

GUWAHATI: Chlorine tablets were distributed free of cost among residents of Anil Nagar, hit hard by the June 26 deluge, by the public health engineering department on Monday. Residents of Nabin and Tarun Nagar will get such tablets on Tuesday.

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India’s Unholy Mess

By Neeta Lal

NEW DELHI, Jul 7 2014 (IPS) - One of the first things that Narendra Damodardas Modi did after being anointed as the Indian prime minister on May 26 was to set up an exclusive ministry (Ganga Rejuvenation) under Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti to clean up the country’s national river, the Ganges.

However, the Ganges’ largest tributary, the Yamuna – also one of the most polluted in the world and which provides the capital city of Delhi with 70 percent of its water needs — was barely mentioned in Modi’s rhetoric.

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Bangladesh + 5 others
Asia: Tdh' projects [EN/FR]

Terre des hommes


(EN): In Asia, Terre des hommes (Tdh) uses both action and advocacy in order to protect children from all forms of abuse, trafficking and exploitation. Tdh develops community awareness and informs relevant stakeholders with the aim of better protecting children and respecting their fundamental rights. The Foundation also works towards improving access to basic services (sanitation, schools, etc.) .Finally, during humanitarian crises, Tdh provides emergency aid, as well as technical, material and human support to the local populations.

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Lack of Toilets Keeps Women Out of Politics

MALLAMPETA, India, Jul 4 2014 (IPS) - Nine months after she was elected head of her village council, 36-year-old Krupa Shanti has overseen some significant changes in this rural outpost of Mallampeta, 570 km away from Hyderabad, capital of the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

“Since I took over, 300 people have got their Below the Poverty Line (BPL) ration cards and are receiving subsidised food, and another 200 people have received their voter cards,” Shanti told IPS.

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Peace to flourish through India water project

Islamic Relief

Less than two years since deadly riots erupted in India’s Assam state, a new Islamic Relief project is building peace between some of the worst-hit communities.

Scores of people died and over 400,000 fled their homes as violence flared between the state’s communities in 2012. Tensions still simmer between Bodo and Muslim communities as well as other tribal minorities such as Rabha and Santhali.

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16th June 2014 – One Year of Uttarakhand and Himachal Disaster

CDRN Emergency Response & Rehabilitation Impact till date:

  • 5 Districts (Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi, Kinnaur & Tehri)

  • 31 Villages

1917 Families as Beneficiaries

o 6149 individual as Beneficiaries

o 1515 Children as Beneficiaries

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Unity is strength

The first months of emergency intervention have passed following the devastating passage of Cyclone Phailin and a rehabilitation phase is now taking place in India. 13 NGOs are working in close collaboration and are undertaking important projects funded by ECHO (European Community Humanitarian Office). For Terre des hommes (Tdh), in India since 1971, their field of action currently covers 21 villages in the Puri and Ganjam districts.

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Ethiopia + 3 others
GLOBAL: Salesian Missions Focuses Efforts on Clean Water Initiatives

(MissionNewswire) From safe drinking water and healthy sanitation to agriculture, water is essential for life. According to Water.org, a nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation, more than 750 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation.

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Government of India and World Bank Sign $24 Million Additional Financing to Restore Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Services in Disaster Affected Areas of Uttarakhand

World Bank

NEW DELHI, May 30, 2014 – The government of India, the government of Uttarakhand and the World Bank today signed an agreement for a $24 million additional credit to help restore Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS) schemes that were damaged following the severe floods and landslides that took place in Uttarakhand in June 2013.

The additional financing, which was approved by the World Bank Board on March 4, 2014, will support the on-going Uttarakhand Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project to reconstruct and restore RWSS schemes that were partially damaged.

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World + 29 others
Concern Worldwide Annual Report & Accounts 2013

Message from the Chairperson

As Chairperson I have the great privilege of working with extraordinarily dedicated Council members and staff throughout the organisation. The commitment to working with the poorest people in the developing world and fulfilling our mission is very evident throughout the organisation.

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Response Bulletin - Phailin & Subsequent Flood, Odisha 2013, Volume 2, May 2014

Sphere India


Editorial & Messages

Coordination Initiatives

Cash Transfer

Water and Sanitation Hygiene

Shelter Support

Physical rehabilitation services

Livelihood support

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Flood vulnerable communities trained on water, health, sanitation and shelter

MAJULI ISLAND [ACTED News] – Majuli is a large river island in the Brahmaputra river and is the largest river island in the world. Every year Majuli Island in the hazard prone North East of India experiences flooding. Flood displaces thousands, disrupting Majuli Island's public, educational and health systems. The island shrinks as the surrounding river grows.

In response, ACTED is training community members in first aid, search and rescue, early warning systems and water, health and sanitation and shelter to increase the community's preparedness and resilience to disaster.

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Access to health care and safe drinking water for people in Chhattisgarh

Operational Update

After over 30 months of making health care and safe drinking water available to people affected by violence, the ICRC halted its activities in Chhattisgarh at the end of 2013 at the request of the authorities.

Primary health care

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India: Cyclone Phailin (MDRIN013) Operation Update No. 3

Period covered for this update: 19 October to 11 April 2014

CHF 500,000 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 15,000 families (75,000 beneficiaries). Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.