India: Earthquake - Jan 2001
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The Guidance Note on Recovery: Private Sector draws from the wider body of knowledge on private sector recovery and from documented experiences of past and present disaster planning and recovery e orts. Materials have been collected through desk review and direct consultations with relevant experts. These experiences and lessons learned are classi ed into the following four major issues:
The Disaster Recovery Role of the Private Sector
Engaging the Private Sector in Disaster Recovery
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
Gareth Price and Mihir Bhatt
HPG Working Paper April 2009
This case study is part of the ODI HPG research programme on the role of the affected state in humanitarian action. It aims to describe the essential elements of India's approach to disaster management as seen in its response to the 2001 Gujarat earthquake and the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. The study also analyses policy trends in India's disaster response, focusing on the 2005 Disaster Management Act.
India is affected by both expected and unexpected natural disasters each year.
Comprising 45 countries in South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the region is home to more than half of the world's population, the majority of whom are poor and among the most disadvantaged in the world. Some 600 million women, men and children in the region live below the USD 1 a day poverty line, while 1.8 billion survive on less than USD 2 a day. Compounding the situation, the region is also highly disaster-prone. The diversity, scale and frequency of natural disasters in the region are daunting.
Appeal No. 01.57/04; Appeal target (revised in the first quarter of the year): CHF 7,040,353 (USD 6,097,128 or EUR 4,578,111); Appeal coverage : 130%.
This Annual Report reflects activities implemented over a one-year period; they form part of, and are based on, longer-term, multi-year planning.
Margareta Wahlström, Consultant
David Harland, Senior Policy Advisor, OCHA
Geneva, 31 May 2001
The Indian State of Gujarat was struck by a major earthquake on the morning of 26 January 2001. Approximately 20,000 people died; over 160,000 people were injured. Some 400,000 homes were destroyed, leaving almost a million people without immediate shelter.
UNIC/PRESS RELEASE/04 -2001
This document presents a summary of activities that United Nations Organisations in India are currently undertaking and will be supporting in response to the devastating earthquake that struck Gujarat on 26 January 2001. Based on past experience, lessons learnt in India and available information from Gujarat, a holistic approach to interventions has been identified to support and complement the Government of India’s initiatives. These will be in the following sectors:
GDIN, the Global Disaster Information Network, is asking its partners to acquire data this morning to assess damage to population centers in western India from this morning's 7.9-magnitude earthquake. Please note that when possible, this information will be shared with all of our information partners in order to help the Indians obtain the best damage assessment maps possible.
Base maps of the impacted area tend to be very old, making the development of current maps difficult.