Snapshot 21-27 January
Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks continue, with Borno state capital Maiduguri and nearby military bases targeted on 25 January. Security forces pushed BH back from Maiduguri, but further attacks are expected. BH also raided villages in Michika local government area, Adamawa state. There are reports that BH has forbidden the use of vehicles in areas under its control.
- Disaster Overview
Heavy monsoon rains began on September 2, 2014 in Jammu and Kashmir region leading to heavy flooding. On September 3, a border security officer and five others were killed in landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain the Jammu region. The Jammu and Kashmir government sounded a flood alert for the state on September 4 after three days of incessant rain had flooded 23 villages. By September 6 the flooding was recognized as the worst in 50 years and the death toll had risen to 150.
Snapshot 14–20 January
Cameroon: 50,000 people are estimated displaced due to the recent increase in Boko Haram (BH) attacks in the northern regions. In the past week, an attack on a military base in Kolofata resulted in 143 BH killed, subsequently, BH kidnapped 80 people from one village – with three killed and 24 later released. The conflict has escalated regionally, with Chad pledging military support in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram.
1. Executive Summary:
Nigeria: Violence has escalated significantly in the northeast. Boko Haram killed more than 2,100 people in the first 11 days of the year. Most were killed in an attack on the town of Baga and surrounding settlements in Borno state, on Lake Chad. Up to 20,000 people were displaced. Other attacks took place in Maiduguri, Damaturu, and Potiskum.
A. SITUATION REPORT ASSAM
According to the latest reports from different sources, the death toll rose to 85 till 28th December in attacks and counter attacks between the two groups (Bodo and Adivasis).
The overall situation has remained peaceful with no fresh incidents of violence reported from affected districts during last 48 hours. Curfew has been relaxed in all the districts following gradual improvement in the overall situation.
CONDUCTED BY: STATE INTER AGENCY GROUP – WEST BENGAL
DATE: 4TH January 2015
DISTRICT: ALIPURDUAR, WEST BENGAL, INDIA
Soon after the Assam Conflict on 23rd of December 2015, Internally Displaced People (IDP) have taken shelter in Kumargram Block of West Bengal. Considering the situation and based on the initial feedback from associates, IAG WB has decided to go for Joint Rapid Need Assessment (JRNA) in four relief camps at Kumargram block with the above mentioned team.
S Vijay Kumar, Girija K Bhat
Posted on January 9, 2015 - 08:35
A business-as-usual approach isn't enough to bridge the gap between water supply and demand. So what must water management policies focus on to cope with the water crisis in India?
India has almost 17% of the world's population and 4% of the global water resources – a situation that threatens to push it towards a water crisis in the coming years. To add to this, are other reasons such as:
limited storage capacity,
Key Note Message
India has donated relief goods to help in meeting the needs of people affected and displaced by floods and landslides caused by the incessant rains in Sri Lanka.
The High Commission of India has handed over relief goods recently as humanitarian assistance to the National Disaster Relief Services Centre (NDRSC) of the Ministry of Disaster Management of Sri Lanka.
The relief material was procured locally in Sri Lanka and included water purifiers, water purification tablets, buckets and cans, mats, mosquito nets, bed-sheets, towels and school exercise books.
1.- Brief description of the emergency and impact:
TNN | Dec 28, 2014, 11.47 PM IST
PUNE: The state government has rolled out 'Scarcity-free Maharashtra, 2019', a programme under which 5,000 villages will be made drought-free every year by implementing water conservation projects at the local level, rural development minister Pankaja Munde said here on Sunday.
Munde was speaking at a press conference before attending a divisional workshop on the implementation of the five-year programme.
This report provides an overview of the achievements and key lessons of the Canadian Red Cross response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. It is not meant to provide detailed information about individual programs, but rather showcases the difference that the Canadian Red Cross programs have made to the recovery and development of communities and Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the affected countries.
Aarti Kelkar -Khambete Posted on December 18, 2014 - 08:24
None of our policies seem to be designed keeping in mind the farmer and his convenience, says Suneel Joshi, State Coordinator for Jal Biradari, in an interview with India Water Portal.
Recent news has been flooded with reports of the severe drought situation in the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra. Even more shocking are the reports of large-scale suicides by farmers due to crop losses.
Maharashtra drought this year is worst than 2012 drought
By Britta Schmitz
NEW DELHI, Dec 22 2014 (IPS) - Rural India faces sanitation problems beyond Western imagination. With its 1.25 billion inhabitants, nearly 800 million people in the country live without basic sanitation.
Due to a major lack of toilets, some 600 million Indians are forced to defecate in the open. In rural India, this figure is as high as 65 percent. In addition to these shocking numbers, there are more mobile phones in the country than toilets.
Madurai is the second largest city in Tamil Nadu. One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai developed on the fertile plain of the River Vaigai and has been a major religious centre and settlement for two millennia.