- Tropical Cyclone Mora - May 2017
- India: Floods and Landslides - May 2017
- India: Floods - Jun 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Roanu - May 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Komen - Jul 2015
- India: Floods and Landslides - Jun 2015
- Nepal: Earthquakes - Apr 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Hudhud - Oct 2014
- India: Floods and Landslides - Sep 2014
- Nepal: Landslides and Floods - Aug 2014
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.
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Overview of UNHCR’s operations in Asia and the Pacific
A. Situational context including new developments
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.
‘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.
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.
Beneficiary: Geetha’s family
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dhiman and Sarkar Malar J (2017) 16:122
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.
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.
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.
Subodh Varma | TNN | Sep 6, 2017, 02:40 IST
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.
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.
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).