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25 May 2016 description


The Paris Agreement, which was finalized at the Conference of Parties 21 (COP21) has been signed by 175 countries on April 22, 2016. This is the first step in implementing this historic agreement which seeks to limit global warming below 2oC. The ratification of this agreement, based on parliamentary discussion and approval within the signing countries would be the next step in making it come into force. Perhaps, this is the best time for nations to reflect on the best ways to implement the Paris Agreement.

12 Nov 2003 description

From 1 June to 9 November 2003, 2185 laboratory confirmed cases of dengue fever have been reported in Delhi and surrounding areas (see previous report ). Additional information is being sought to determine possible cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever. Circulating dengue virus serotypes DEN-3 and 2 have been reported to be associated with this outbreak.
The outbreak is ongoing and vector control measures have been intensified.

30 Oct 2003 description

From 1 June to 28 October 2003, 1,723 laboratory confirmed cases of dengue fever have been reported in Delhi and surrounding areas. Four deaths among laboratory confirmed cases have been reported on 28 October. Additional information is being sought on possible cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever. Circulating dengue virus serotypes DEN-3 and 2 have been reported to be associated with this outbreak.
WHO is working with the Ministry of Health, India to strengthen prevention and control activities.

20 Oct 2003 description

Geneva, October 20, 2003 -- At the end of August this year India's Orissa and Chattisgarh States reported some of the heaviest rainfall experienced in decades. The raging floodwater that swept away roads, bridges and life-supporting crops forced thousands of people to flee their homes.

06 Oct 2003 description
report Government of India

For Official use only

As on 06 .10.2003 at 1930 Hours
No. 32-37/2003-NDM-I

Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
National Disaster Management

Central Water Commission
(As on 06.10.2003)

As per reports from CWC, there is no flood situation in the country where highest flood level in the rivers has been surpassed.

Part -- I Current flood situation


18 Sep 2003 description

Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) alocat ed: N/A
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 180 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

The Situation

17 Sep 2003 description

New Delhi (dpa) - The death toll due to continuing monsoon rains and flooding in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh and the eastern states of Bihar and Orissa has reached 453, a report said Friday.

The toll in Uttar Pradesh stood at 230 with reports of 22 more deaths Wednesday, the United News of India reported. Some 164 people were killed in Bihar and 59 in Orissa.

Twenty districts of Uttar Pradesh have been declared flood affected.

16 Sep 2003 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam is providing emergency supplies to people displaced by the current floods in Orissa. East India has been badly affected by this year's monsoon rains, which are also causing flooding in Assam and parts of Nepal. In Orissa, two-thirds of the state has had flooding in recent weeks, with districts on the coast or in the delta region the worst-affected. Up river, the release of excess water in reservoirs is causing continuing inundations which threaten people already marooned by rainwater flooding.

10 Sep 2003 description

Geneva, 10 September 2003
Dear Colleagues,

This is the sixth consecutive year that Orissa is under the grip of another major disaster, a flood affecting more than 3 million people in 21 districts. With more than 70 percent of its one billion citizens engaged in agriculture, India depends on the monsoon's rains. However, parts of the country are ill equipped to deal with the annual deluge.

10 Sep 2003 description

Baltimore, September 10, 2003 -- Survivors of the recent severe floods in Orissa State in India are receiving relief, rehabilitation and help in taking their case to local authorities thanks in part to a grant from Lutheran World Relief. Flooding in that part of eastern India in late August affected 2.7 million people.

10 Sep 2003 description

PATNA, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of people living on the outskirts of the eastern Indian city of Patna, the capital of Bihar state, fled their homes on Wednesday as flood waters from the Ganges river and its tributaries inundated the region.

Officials said 11 deaths had been reported in Bihar in the last two days, taking the toll in six weeks of flooding across the state to 142.

"There is waist-deep water in the basement of our apartment and our vehicles are virtually submerged," said Ramesh Prasad, a resident of Patna's Kurji district.