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27 May 2004 description


Appeal Target: US$ 949,279
Geneva, 27 May 2004

Dear Colleagues,

In spite of a fairly good monsoon in most parts of the country in 2003, large tracts of the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra did not receive adequate rainfall. For some of the areas 2003 was the fourth consecutive year of drought.

26 Jun 2003 description

At least 43 million people in the Indian state of Rajasthan are suffering an acute shortage of food and clean water after five years of continual drought. The drought, which the Indian government describes as the most widespread in 15 years, is affecting 300 million people in 12 states, but hardest hit has been Rajasthan, where the latest drought has destroyed 4.8 million hectares of crops and killed 54 million livestock.

11 Apr 2003 description

[A four-year drought grips the state of Rajasthan in India. The impact is most severe in rural areas, among low-caste people and for women who must fetch water on foot but eat little when their households are low on food, as now. But in the report from Rajasthan below, Lutheran World Relief's Carolina Castrillo reports from where LWR and Church's Auxiliary for Social Action, a partner organization in India, are helping 12,000 people in 24 villages.

13 Nov 2002 description


Shipments from 1995 to March 31, 2002

23 Jul 2002 description


U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Note: This updates Fact Sheet #1 dated November 15, 2001

Background

12 Jun 2002 description

This Final Report is intended for reporting on emergency appeals.
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 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

Launched on: 6 July 2000 for 6 months for CHF 5,603,930 to assist 80,000 beneficiaries.
Period covered: 6 July 2000- April 2002.

IN BRIEF

Appeal coverage: 29.3%

24 Apr 2002 description
ANNUAL PROGRAM STATEMENT (APS)

USAID/DCHA/OFDA

Pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, the United States Government (USG), as represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), Office of U.S.

25 Feb 2002 description
report World Bank

February 25, 2002 - The World Bank last week approved two credits for India designed to improve incomes and fight rural poverty in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh through two water restructuring projects, totaling US$289.2 million. The two credits, US$140 million and US$149.2 million respectively, are provided by the International Development Association (IDA).

08 Nov 2001 description

Soaring Temperatures Force Coffee and Tea Farmers to Abandon Traditional Plantations
Marrakech/Nairobi/Manila 8 November, 2001 - Harvests of some of the world's most important food crops could fall by as much as a third in some crucial parts of the planet as a result of climate change, scientists are warning.

The decline comes at a time when there is an urgent need to raise yields to feed as growing, global, population.

01 Oct 2001 description

October 1, 2001 - A new satellite-based method for early detection, monitoring and analysis of drought shows that nearly 20 percent of the world's landmass has been stricken by drought over the past two years, according to NOAA scientists. (Click NOAA satellite image for larger view of world drought conditions taken Sept.

05 Sep 2001 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE (BHR)

20 Aug 2001 description

Appeal Target CHF 2,414,190
Period covered: 1 January 2001 to 30 June 2001;

06 Jul 2001 description

Although the nightly news no longer talks about the earthquake that rocked India four months ago, the country is still recovering. What many people don't know is that India is also suffering from a three-year drought that compounds the challenges of day-to-day existence.

03 Jul 2001 description
report Government of India


Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture
(Department of Agriculture & Cooperation)
www.ndmindia.nic.in


GENERAL OVERVIEW OF DROUGHT- 2001


1. Rainfall

All the Meteorological sub-divisions in Chhattisgarh (27.5%), Gujarat (-38%), Madhya Pradesh (-31%), Orissa (-18%) and Rajasthan (-28%) received deficient and inadequate rainfall during South-west monsoon 2000, leading to drought like situation. Scarcity conditions also exist in Himachal Pradesh (-6%), Maharashtra (-1%) and one district of Uttaranchal (-18%).

29 Jun 2001 description

New Delhi (dpa) - Representatives from five drought-hit states in India protested on Friday their respective governments' decisions to discontinue relief work because of the onset of the monsoons.

A survey report found that drought-affected people are in the middle of an economic crisis and still need government help until the harvest in October.

Economist Jean Dreze, in releasing the report on Friday, said: ''In many areas crops have failed thrice in a row, cattle have perished, water and fodder have become scarce.