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09 Oct 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

The states of Assam and Manipur experienced flooding for the third time after the DREF allocation was approved.

Although there is no change in the geographical coverage of floods or in the total number of deaths reported during the third round of floods, most of the operational areas were cut off until the last week of August. Currently, sporadic rainfall is still reported in the operational area in Assam and flood water levels were raised once again in early September.

09 Oct 2017 description
report Government of India

Let no child suffer from any vaccine-preventable disease: Prime Minister

Improving the health status of children of our country is amongst the top priorities of the Government: Sh J P Nadda

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

03 Oct 2017 description
report Times of India

NEW DELHI: Cases of diarrhoea among children living in non-open defecation free (ODF) villages are 46% higher in comparison to ODF ones, findings of a study conducted for the drinking water and sanitation ministry showed. 

03 Oct 2017 description
report WaterAid

The War to end Cholera’, a new report published today by WaterAid, reveals that the countries with the highest cholera burden are the same nations with the greatest number of people living without clean water and decent sanitation. WaterAid is warning that global efforts to end cholera will fail unless the world’s poorest are given the tools they need to fight the disease – clean water, decent sanitation and good hygiene.

27 Sep 2017 description

Resumen de la situación

Desde principios de enero de 2016 y hasta finales de julio de 2017, los países de la Región Europea notificaron 14.591 casos confirmados de sarampión; el 64% (n=9.386) de estos casos fueron notificados en 2017.

25 Sep 2017 description

Beneficiary: Geetha’s family

Block: Raxaul

Panchayat/Village: Belahi

Geetha and her husband Lalbihari have 4 children – 3 girls and 1 boy. The eldest girl is aged 10 years. Lalbihari is a daily wage labourer and in a month he doesn’t gets work on a daily basis. During the flood on 13-14 Aug 2017, their house was half submerged in the water and as the walls got damaged, the entire house has tilted to one side. It may fall down at any time.

19 Sep 2017 description

18 septembre 2017 – L'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) a annoncé lundi qu'elle allait lancer une nouvelle stratégie début octobre avec pour objectif de réduire de 90% le nombre de morts dus au choléra d'ici à 2030 dans le monde.

Selon les dernières estimations de l'OMS, il y a près de 95.000 décès liés au choléra dans le monde, pour environ 2,9 millions de cas suspects. La plupart de ces cas sont enregistrés en Inde et au Bangladesh.

12 Sep 2017 description
  • In India, flood waters have receded in the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. However, 49 335 people continue to be affected in seven districts of Assam State. Altogether, 20.77 million people remain affected in 52 districts of the three states. Media report that affected families have returned to their villages. DG ECHO’s assessment in Bihar indicates that Dalits were the worst affected in these floods. Critical gaps are around WASH, shelter and food security.

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.

06 Sep 2017 description
report BioMed Central

Malaria Journal
Dhiman and Sarkar Malar J (2017) 16:122
DOI 10.1186/s12936-017-1779-y

Background

06 Sep 2017 description

13,000 people are ill with diarrhoea and respiratory infections in densely populated Bangladesh after floods in its north

By Mohi Narayan

NEW DELHI, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Thousands of people are suffering from an outbreak of diarrhoea, malaria and dengue in Bangladesh and Nepal as the waters from the worst floods in a decade recede, officials and aid agencies said on Wednesday.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

06 Sep 2017 description

Male, Maldives, 6 September 2017 : World Health Organization emphasized the need to make health for all a top priority in WHO South-East Asia Region as health ministers, leaders and officials commenced a five-day meeting here today.

06 Sep 2017 description

On 01 September 2017, AMDA’s joint relief team that departed Gaya College in Gaya, Bihar, arrived in the north of the state which has been severely affected by the flood. The team provided food supplies and daily goods to three villages in Ganga Bandh District, Samastipur. 300 families received a set of relief goods containing bread, jam, cookies, rice, sweets, as well as soap and buckets. Also among the items were candles and box matches for the ongoing power outage.

06 Sep 2017 description
report Times of India

Subodh Varma | TNN | Sep 6, 2017, 02:40 IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The immediate issue will be preventing the spread of diseases

  • Records show this year’s monsoon floods were the worst since 2007, when 4.1 crore people were affected

NEW DELHI: As the monsoon prepares to recede, India faces a mammoth recovery task from the worst floods in a decade.

06 Sep 2017 description
report Times of India

By Purvaja Sawant

Post the torrential rains on August 29, the city may have bounced back on its feet the very next day. But the woes of many Mumbaikars are far from over. People, especially those who got wet in the rain, waded through flooded streets to get home, or were involved in relief and rescue missions, are experiencing a host of seasonal ailments as an after-effect.

05 Sep 2017 description

Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 5 September 2017 — Hundreds of thousands of flood-affected people across Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan are struggling to survive in the aftermath of the worst flooding to hit the region in decades.

“More than five million people are struggling across South Asia after their homes have been damaged or destroyed. Whole villages have been swept away. We have a responsibility to help,” said Martin Faller, Deputy Regional Director for Asia Pacific, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).