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17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

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

02 Oct 2017 description
report Caritas

Assam has emerged as the trafficking hub of the country, with 1494 cases, the state accounts for 22% of the total reported cases of trafficking across India says a report released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) 2015. This shows rampant growth in child abuse and child rights violation cases in Northeast India.

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.

21 Sep 2017 description

Five projects funded under new "Urban Sanitation Challenge" address dangers of inadequate sanitation worldwide, which disproportionately affect women, girls

Affordable toilets with innovative self-closing trap door minimize odors, insects; contribute to LIXIL's goal of improved sanitation for 100 million people by end of 2020

20 Sep 2017 description

by Rina Chandran

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A mobile phone app is the latest tool for campaigners seeking to end child marriage in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, where nearly two-thirds of girls in some of its rural areas are married before the legal age of 18.

The app, Bandhan Tod, was developed by Gender Alliance - a collective of more than 270 charities in Bihar focused on gender rights - and launched this week by Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi. It is backed by the United Nations Population Fund.

16 Sep 2017 description
report RAND Corporation

Heat waves—prolonged periods of abnormally hot weather—can be deadly events, especially for vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, the chronically ill, and infants. Historically, heat waves have been responsible for large numbers of deaths; the most notorious recent events are the European 2003 and Russian 2010 heat waves, in which tens of thousands died. And, as a result of climate change, these events are projected to become more frequent, more intense, and lengthier, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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

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.

12 Sep 2017 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 31 July 2017, there were 1298 people in immigration detention facilities, including 990 in immigration detention on the mainland and 308 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 552 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 21,540 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

08 Sep 2017 description
report British Red Cross

By Diana Shaw

The worst monsoon floods in decades have claimed thousands of lives and continue to devastate communities across South Asia.

More than 41 million people across Nepal, India and Bangladesh have been affected. An area roughly the size of the UK is under water.

“I was screaming ‘the flood is coming’ and we started running,” said Kalawati Rishidevi, a grandmother from Nepal.

“The flood carried us away. I handed my grandson to his mother and after that everybody started running, together with their loved ones.

07 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

Restoring livelihoods "critically important," says Save the Children

Media Contact
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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (September 6, 2017)— As floodwaters begin to retreat in many of the worst-affected parts of South Asia, farmers are counting the massive cost of the flooding disaster, which has destroyed more than 5.9 million acres of cropland across India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

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.