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15 Jul 2013 description

Ecosystem Based Flood Relief to Recovery in Uttarakhand

As authorities undertake relief work in the flood-affected areas in Uttarakhand. Where more than 100 people have lost their lives and thousands have been affected, experts analysing the situation say that flood management initiatives also point to the gap of not having faster, better and more effective ways of making damage and loss assessments after floods.

18 May 2011 description

Attention to land degradation and environmental pollution has increased significantly in the past 25 years, largely due to greater levels of international cooperation and recognition that local changes in land resources have global impacts. As the world’s focus on climate change increases, so, too, does the attention being paid to drought and its rise in frequency and severity.

10 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Sixty-fourth session
Item 55 (c) of the provisional agenda*
Sustainable development: International Strategy

10 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

Soixante-quatrième session
Point 55 c) de l'ordre du jour provisoire*
Développement durable : Stratégie internationale

24 Mar 2009 description

1.37 million new TB cases in 2007 among HIV-infected people, says new global TB control report

24 MARCH 2009 | RIO DE JANEIRO -- The total number of new tuberculosis (TB) cases remained stable in 2007, and the percentage of the world's population becoming ill with TB has continued the slow decline that was first observed in 2004, according to a new report released by WHO today.

However, the 2009 global TB control report also reveals that one out of four TB deaths is HIV-related, twice as many as …

07 Aug 2007 description



Some 1,500 families will receive assistance following severe flooding in West Bengal, India. Unrelenting rain lasting several days caused flooding which has affected more than 50,000 people.

UMCOR is working through Action by Churches Together partners in the area including Church's Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA). CASA along with other partner organizations are providing assistance to 1,500 of the most vulnerable families.