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19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP India Country Office has concluded the mid-term review (MTR) of its work in India under Country Strategic Plan 2015-18. The MTR has appreciated the transition of the CO to non-food technical assistance and provided recommendations on way forward.

12 Oct 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

This report is a comprehensive presentation of all data on migration gathered through IOM’s DTM programme for July-August.

04 Oct 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents reportedly affecting educational workers between January 2016 and June 2017. It includes 83 KIK incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources. The actual number of KIK incidents affecting educational workers is undoubtedly higher.

Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources identified 83 KIK2 incidents that affected 119 educational workers1 in 19 countries. A high number of incidents were reported in Pakistan (20%, 17 out of 83 incidents) and Afghanistan (14%, 12/83).

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Overview of UNHCR’s operations in Asia and the Pacific

A. Situational context including new developments

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • The Government of Odisha has approved plans for scaling up feeding fortified rice to children through the government school feeding programme (Mid-day Meals) in 14 tribal districts. This decision is based on WFP’s successful pilots in the states on rice fortification

  • A supply chain assessment mission in Odisha State was completed successfully and recommendations were shared with the state government. The mission report is now finalized and is under publication.

14 Sep 2017 description

By Rachel Bergen

Sept. 14, 2017

MCC is known for supporting access to education around the globe by paying school fees, supporting vocational training and providing school supplies. What you might not know is that MCC also works with its partners to improve the quality of education that is offered.

From teacher training to involving the community in school management, here are some examples of partners creatively improving education:

Teacher training

07 Sep 2017 description
report Caritas

Ranju has tears in her eyes as she reflects on the devastation she has experienced.

The 26-year-old widow had just lost her husband from sickness two days before the floods came. She then saw her house washed away in the north-eastern Indian state of Assam which has been particularly hard hit by the worst flooding to strike South Asia in more than a decade.

More than 40 million people have been affected by the seasonal monsoon floods that have swept through India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

05 Sep 2017 description

UNICEF and UNFPA have joined forces to launch the Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage. The Global Programme will:

  • Empower adolescent girls at risk of, and affected by, marriage.

  • Work with families and communities to promote positive behaviours towards girls.

  • Ensure that health, education, protection and other systems are responsive to the needs of girls.

  • Support governments in creating a positive legal and policy environment in relation to child marriage.

01 Sep 2017 description
report Caritas

Floods brings annual disaster for the people of Assam by destroying lives and property of the common people. Government machinery and NGOs get busy with the relief and recovery to restore the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter for the people but very less importance is given to the restoration of the education.

31 Aug 2017 description
report Theirworld

With the disaster putting 1.8 million children out of school in India, Bangladesh and Nepal, there are calls for education to be a priority in the response.

Hundreds of thousands of children could drop out of school permanently as a result of the catastrophic flooding in South Asia - unless education is prioritised in relief efforts.

The warning came today from Save the Children, which also revealed that at least 18,000 schools have been destroyed or damaged and 1.8 million children cannot go to their classes in India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

30 Aug 2017 description
report Caritas

Basanta Norah an eight year old orphan, recalling the ‘unforgettable’ night of 2 July 2017, said, “When the floods hit my village Rangapathara, located on the embankment of river Ranga-Nadi, all I was thinking who will save me from dying.”

The death toll from monsoon floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal has climbed to over 1,200. All three countries suffered flooding during the June-September monsoon season.

Rangapathara was one of the thousands of villages cut off with people deprived of food and clean water for days. The village has a population of around 1300.

29 Aug 2017 description
report Sphere India

The report of JRNA on Bihar floods 2017 is out and it can be further accessed at JRNA PPTs on Bihar Floods_August 2017 for more information in details.

Assessment Coverage:

24 Camps in 9 districts – Presented Separately
• 49 Villages in 9 districts.
• Most affected districts selected for assessment.
• Districts Selected: Kishanganj, Araria, Purnea, Katihar, Sitamarhi, Darbhanga, Madhubani, E.Champaran, W.Champaran
• Target 6 Villages and 3 Camps per District

Assessment Conclusion:

25 Aug 2017 description

This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Nepal in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 19 to 24 August 2017.

Highlights

  • A total of 1.7 million people are reported to be affected by floods following heavy monsoon rains.

  • Almost 461,000 people (91,400 families) have been displaced from their homes.

  • Some communities in Rautahat, Banke, Bardiya, Mahottari, Dhanusa and Saptari districts remain inaccessible by road.

25 Aug 2017 description
report Plan

DHAKA – Plan International is appealing for increased funding to scale up its response and meet the critical health, protection and livelihood needs of children and their families devastated by the recent flooding in Bangladesh, which has claimed the lives of hundreds of people and displaced millions from their homes.

24 Aug 2017 description

Overview

41 million people affected in three countries

As a result of torrential monsoon rains, almost 41 million people have been affected by flooding and landslides in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. At least 900 people are known to have died. Tens of thousands of houses, as well as schools and hospitals, have been destroyed leaving people displaced and in urgent need of life-saving support. There is the possibility that the situation could deteriorate further as rains continue in some flood-affected areas and flood waters move south.

22 Aug 2017 description
report Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 21, 2017)— Central and southern Bangladesh are bracing for devastation as flood waters that wreaked havoc in the country’s north begin the long journey to the Bay of Bengal.

More than 20 million people have been impacted by the region’s worst flooding in years. The death toll across the three countries stands at almost 700, including more than 440 in India alone.