The death toll from Tropical Cyclone Hudhud, which struck Andhra Pradesh and Odisha states on 12 Oct, stands at 45 with around 920,000 people affected. More than 135,000 people are taking shelter in 223 relief camps whilst authorities are providing food to 685,000 people. Over 41,200 houses and buildings were damaged and 450,000 acres of agricultural land inundated. Total damage costs are estimated between US$9.7 - $11 billion, making it the most costly cyclone to have ever hit India.
45 people dead
920,000 people affected
Section 1. “Review of events and humanitarian situation”
1.1. Occurred incidents. There were 17 incidents in the given period, which can be referred to this or other kind of emergency
Food price inflation in the region increased to 4.5 percent in March from 4 percent in February but still weaker than general inflation, which slowed to 5.7 percent.
FAO estimates China’s 2013 aggregate cereal production was 547.4 million tonnes in 2013, 1.4 percent higher than the 2012 record crop, even with a 1 percent smaller rice harvest.
In Indonesia, the price of rice has increased by 11.2 percent year-on-year despite record paddy production of 71 million tonnes in 2013.
TNN | Mar 19, 2014, 01.39AM IST
MANALI: The northern parts of Himachal Pradesh, including tourist town of Manali, experienced unexpected moderate snowfall on Tuesday early morning.
A. SITUATION REPORT:
Unseasonal rain and hailstorms have destroyed crops in many parts of the country, including Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh and heavy snowfall and avalanche hindered the daily life in J&K.
Distribution of 8,650 MT of wheat grain to drought-affected communities across the ten districts of Ghor Province.
1,807 registered IDP families in Hirat receive food, shelter, and heating materials during winter.
Winter assistance to the 30,000 people living in Kabul Informal settlements concludes.
15 incidents against humanitarians recorded in February.
Several days of consecutive heavy snowfall have resulted in the deaths of 17 people in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Over 100 people have been evacuated to safety as the unprecedented snowfall triggered avalanches and damaged over 600 buildings in various districts of the state, Kupwara being the most affected.
The snowfall has paralysed normal life across the Kashmir Valley, cutting its single road and rail link with the rest of India, and disrupting power and water supplies.
New Delhi, Mar 16, IRNA -- The untimely snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir claimed 17 lives and left nearly 2,000 houses damaged in Kashmir division, a high-level review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was informed today.
The meeting, convened to brief the Chief Minister about the situation following the recent heavy snowfall in state, was also told that 57 cattle perished in the calamity, the PTI reported quoting a spokesman as said.
The chief minister directed officials to arrange helicopter sorties to evacuate people from snow-bound areas.
03/12/2014 12:04 GMT
ISLAMABAD, March 12, 2014 (AFP) - At least four soldiers were killed when an avalanche struck a base camp in northern Pakistan, the military said on Wednesday.
The incident happened in the snow-covered Astore area which falls in the territory of Gilgit-Baltistan, also claimed by India as part of the disputed Kashmir region.
03/12/2014 10:32 GMT
SRINAGAR, March 12, 2014 (AFP) - Avalanches triggered by unusually heavy snowfall killed at least six people in Indian Kashmir, as flimsy buildings caved in across the Himalayan valley, police said Wednesday.
The dead included two soldiers who were crushed by snow in Kargil, a mountainous area of the remote Ladakh region, while four others were killed by avalanches in the south of the state, according to Superintendent Imtiyaz Hussain.
Moderate to heavy rains are expected to occur through 12 March across the mountains of northern Pakistan and India. Flash flooding and and mudslides are expected in areas of steep terrain, with heavy snow falling at higher elevations.
Forecast for far northern Pakistan and far northern India from 10 to 11 March
The record-breaking early-February snowstorm dumped severe snow in 26 provinces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, mainly in the Northern Province of Mazandaran and left local people with immense needs. During the last two weeks, relief workers from the provincial branch of the Red Crescent of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRCS) in Mazandaran provided relief and rescue services to 11,900 people and settled 200 trapped persons in safer places.
Section 1. “Review of events and humanitarian situation”
1.1. Occurred incidents. There were 11 incidents in the given period, which can be referred to this or other kind of emergency.
from January – December 2013
242 Recorded Incidents
177 Assessed Incidents
￼13,272 Affected Families
￼90,505 Affected Individuals
￼5,383 Families Assisted
￼43,163 Individuals Assisted
10,000 NFIs Distributed
￼32 Provinces Assisted
￼Natural Disaster Affected and Displaced Families from 1 January to 31 December 2013
URUMQI, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Continuous snowstorms in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region have killed more than 300 livestock and disrupted the lives of 13,000 people, the local government said Saturday.
So far, 900 people have been relocated after heavy snowstorms and snowslides have toppled 150 houses and damaged another 4,630 in seven counties or cities of the region's Kazak Autonomous Prefecture of Ili, according to a statement issued by the prefecture government.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Heavy snow falls continue in most parts of Afghanistan. The snow fall has resulted in avalanches in remote parts of Badakhshan province (North-Eastern Afghanistan). According to reports, one avalanche has killed 9 people in Kofaab district of Badakhshan while 6 others were injured in a 2nd avalanche.