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25 May 2018 description

By Shehryar Ali on 24 May 2018

Kashmir has been the epicentre of conflict between India and Pakistan since the lines of partition were drawn in 1947. Historically, there have been four wars between the two nations; in 1947-48, 1965, 1971, and in 1999. The most recent of these saw over 30,000 soldiers and civilians being killed. Besides these wars, both nuclear nations have been continuously at low-level conflict, with skirmishes breaking out on a regular basis.

24 May 2018 description
report Government of India


23 May (Day 1):

  • Heat wave conditions are very likely to occur at many parts of West Rajasthan, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi; at some parts of West Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Punjab and East Rajasthan and at one or two pockets over north Gujarat region, Saurashtra & Kutch, East Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

  • Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh and Assam & Meghalaya.

23 May 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Friday Phiri

PEMBA, Zambia, May 23 2018 (IPS) - Climate finance has never been more urgently needed, with massive investments in climate action required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and avoid the devastating effects of a warmer planet.

However, it is an open secret that public financing mechanisms alone are not enough to meet the demand for climate finance, especially for developing countries whose cost to implement their conditional Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and transition to low-carbon economies is pegged at 4.3 trillion dollars.

23 May 2018 description

Civilians were majority of casualties from anti-vehicle mines in 2017

The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) have released a new global report of anti-vehicle mine incidents in 2017. The report records a 15 per cent increase in casualties from anti-vehicle mines in 2017, compared to 2016.

23 May 2018 description
  • Heavy rain has been affecting the state of Tripura (eastern India) over the past days, causing floods and casualties.

  • According to media, as of 23 May at 7.00 UTC, six people have been killed and at least 17 800 have been displaced in 71 temporary shelters in the district of West Tripura, Gomati, Khowai and Sipahijala.

  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain is forecast for the area.

22 May 2018 description

Major instances of political violence were reported from several South and Southeast Asian countries, especially in Indonesia, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

In Indonesia, Islamist groups associated with Jemaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) carried out a series of bombings and other violent attacks on several Christian churches and a Brimob (Mobile Brigade Corps) police station. These attacks resulted in the killing of 14 people and the death of 13 suicide bombers.

22 May 2018 description
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Synthesis Report

There is increasing recognition that menstrual hygiene management (MHM) is a multi-sectoral issue that requires integrated action, particularly from the education, health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sectors.

Numerous studies have shown that the lack of MHM-friendly facilities and support for schoolgirls and female teachers is a barrier to their full participation in school and thus to quality education.

22 May 2018 description
report Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Intense heat wave conditions swept across Punjab and Haryana on Monday, with Hisar recording a maximum temperature of 43.4 degrees celsius in the region.

The maximum temperatures in most parts of Punjab and Haryana settled between one to four notches above normal, an official of the Met department here said.

Narnaul settled at a high of 43.2 degrees celsius, two notches above normal, while Karnal, Bhiwani and Patiala braved a high of identical 42 degrees celsius, three notches above normal.

21 May 2018 description
report WaterAid

Synthèse et appel à action

En 2015, l’OMS et l’UNICEF ont publié le premier rapport mondial consacré à l’état des services d’eau, de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène (EAH) dans les établissements de santé des pays à revenu faible ou intermédiaire .

21 May 2018 description
report WaterAid

Curb anti-microbial resistance, sepsis in health centres globally with water, sanitation and hygiene

Health centres without water, sanitation and soap for handwashing in low and middle income countries are contributing to thousands of patient deaths and risking the global rise of antimicrobial resistance, warns a new report from WaterAid, which calls for urgent action.

16 May 2018 description

Estudio global de las amenazas o instancias de uso deliberado o indiscriminado de la fuerza contra estudiantes, docentes, académicos, personal auxiliar educativo y de transporte o funcionarios de educación, y contra escuelas, universidades y otras instituciones educativas, perpetradas con fines políticos, militares, ideológicos, sectarios, étnicos o religiosos entre 2013 y 2017.

Ataques a la educación y uso militar de escuelas y universidades en los países analizados, 2013-2017

Países muy gravemente afectados

16 May 2018 description

Une étude globale des menaces ou de l'usage de la force, délibérée ou non, contre les élèves, les enseignants, les universitaires, le personnel scolaire et des transports ou les agents de l'éducation; et contre les écoles, les universités et autres institutions éducatives, menées pour des raisons politiques, militaires, idéologiques, sectaires, ethniques ou religieuses de 2013 à 2017.

Attaques contre l'éducation et utilisation militaire des écoles et des universités dans les pays ciblés, 2013-2017

Très lourdement affectés

16 May 2018 description

New approach puts theory of Climate-Resilient Water Management into practice on the ground

  • Climate-driven water scarcity could reduce GDP growth rates in South Asia by as much as 6%.1

  • Climate change will increase water-stress through irregular rainfall patterns and increased incidence of floods and droughts.

  • The Action on Climate Today (ACT) programme has developed a conceptual framework that clearly distinguishes Climate Resilient Water Management (CRWM) from traditional approaches to water management.

16 May 2018 description
report Sphere India

A. Dust storm, thunderstorm and lightning in India

Due to Western Disturbance and cyclonic circulation in the Upper Air owing to the weather conditions, Dust-storm, thunderstorm, hail, squall and lightning have created havoc for North India states and other parts of the country.

15 May 2018 description


“Evidence is crucial to successful policymaking. However, in many low and middle-income countries, policy makers lack the capacity to effectively access, appraise and apply research when making decisions.”

This was the starting assumption behind the Building Capacity to Use Research Evidence (BCURE) programme – a £15.7 million initiative funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) from 2013–17. This report presents the findings of the three-year realist evaluation of BCURE.

Published 15 May 2018

15 May 2018 description
report Save the Children

May 15, New Delhi: A ground-breaking new study reveals the extent of daily harassment feared by girls in India in public spaces, including being subjected to vulgar comments, inappropriate touching and other forms of sexual assault.