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28 Sep 2010 description

Disaster Response: Recent Case Studies in Response

Since 1994, FOCUS has provided a full spectrum of emergency response activities from first -response to extended relief and recovery support. When FOCUS responds to a disaster, it is able to call upon a pre-positioned pool of volunteers from within the Ismaili Muslim community in the country of the intervention.

18 Jul 2007 description

This report covers the period 01/01/07 to 31/05/07 of the 2006-2007 Appeal.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary:

The Federation of the Future and the decentralization processes has ushered in a time of change.

22 May 2007 description

Houses Built In Partnership With Rotary Club Of Bombay, Jankalyan Trust And Indian Celebrity Pooja Bedi

MAHAD, Maharashtra, 22th May 2007: 26th July 2005 was a dire day for the western India state of Maharashtra - torrential rains poured relentlessly, and the resulting floods and landslides took a heavy toll on lives, crops and property. More than 1,100 people lost their lives and many houses were destroyed.

Two years later, the families in Mahad town in the severely affected Raigad district have reason to smile. Over 200 families received new homes in Mahad, about 190km.

13 Nov 2006 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10532

Sixty-first General Assembly
Plenary
52nd & 53rd Meetings (AM & PM)

Assembly Also Considers Strategies to Forestall Disasters, Boost Response; Assistance to Palestinian People; Three Texts on Regional Cooperation Adopted

07 Sep 2006 description

Top Indian Industrialists And Other Leaders Join The Campaign To Provide Decent Shelter For Families In Need

MAHAD, 7th September 2006: The Indian village of Kondivite in Maharashtra state is used to the sight of Habitat volunteers but well-known TV personality Pooja Bedi lifted such events out of the ordinary.

The host of "Just Pooja", a talk show on India's Zoom TV, led a few builds to Kondivite village in the town of Mahad, about 190 km. from Mumbai. Pooja, who is also a columnist and author, lent her name to "Build with Pooja Bedi".

01 Jan 2006 description

This appeal seeks CHF 5,413,3331 to fund programmes and activities to be implemented in 2006 and 2007. These programmes are aligned with the International Federation's Global Agenda, which sets out four broad goals to meet the Federation's mission to "improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity".

Global Agenda Goals:

1. Reduce the numbers of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters.

2. Reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies.

3.

13 Dec 2005 description

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 183 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

Appeal No. 05AA047; Programme Update no.

11 Nov 2005 description
report ActionAid

Nature has been unkind to the agricultural labourers of the Cauvery delta region.

After alternating droughts and floods, not to mention the 2004 Tsunami, the current spell of rains have wrought havoc on their lives.

Thousands of hectares of farmland are under water after four days of continuous rains with crops submerged three to four feet deep.

Pinning their hopes on the crops, small scale farmers had started rebuilding their lives after the trail of devastation left by the tsunami.

But if the water does not drain fast, the crops will start rotting.

27 Oct 2005 description

New Delhi (dpa) - The Indian army was called in to assist authorities in the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka Thursday as heavy rains and floods over the past week claimed 82 lives, news reports said.

25 Oct 2005 description
report Salvation Army

At a recent community meeting under the canopy of the village meeting hall in Uharsanda, India, a local official praised The Salvation Army for assisting the 50 families of his village whose homes were destroyed in the disastrous floods of July, when the water level in the lower parts of the village rose more than 2.5 metres.

25 Oct 2005 description

New Delhi (dpa) - At least 40 children have died and hundreds have been admitted to hospitals in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state in an outbreak of Coxsackie encephalitis, health authorities said Tuesday.

More than 1,000 people, mostly children, have died in the state since August from another form of the brain inflammation known as Japanese encephalitis.

"Forty children have died in the past few weeks due to the Coxsackie virus that leaves children with weeks of high fever, fits and diarrhoea," said Dr.

24 Oct 2005 description


As of 24 October 2005, a total of 5347 cases of suspect Japanese Encephalitis (JE) with 1180 deaths (case fatality rate of 22%) has been reported from Uttar Pradesh, India since the outbreak started in July. Of the total suspect cases reported, 387 cases and 95 deaths (CFR 24.5%) are from the adjoining state of Bihar.
The Government has intensified vector control measures (both antilarval and anti adult) and distributed 200,000 mosquito nets. A plan for immunizing children between the ages of 1-12 years is being drawn up for the next year.

24 Oct 2005 description

New Delhi (dpa) - Heavy rains in eastern India have left four people dead and displaced over two million, officials said Monday.

Unseasonal rains lashing the states of West Bengal and Orissa for the last five days have inundated large parts in eight districts in the two states.

West Bengal state relief Commissioner, Atanu Purkayastha who said four people had died in the state due to rains, added that road and rail traffic were also disrupted.

14 Oct 2005 description


As of 14 October 2005, a total of 4679 cases of suspect Japanese Encephalitis (JE) with 1016 deaths (case fatality rate of 22%) has been reported from Uttar Pradesh, India since the outbreak started in July. Of the total suspect cases reported, 352 cases and 84 deaths (CFR 24%) are from the adjoining state of Bihar.

The Government has intensified vector control measures (both antilarval and anti adult) and distributed 200,000 mosquito nets. A plan for immunizing children between the ages of 1-12 years is being drawn up for the next year.

03 Oct 2005 description


As of 3 October 2005, a total of 4520 cases of suspect Japanese Encephalitis (JE) with 969 deaths (case fatality rate of 21%) have been reported from Uttar Pradesh, India since the outbreak started in July. Of the total suspect cases reported, 293 cases and 71 deaths (CFR 24%) are from the adjoining state of Bihar.
The Government has intensified vector control measures (both antilarval and anti adult) and distributed 200,000 mosquito nets. A plan for immunizing children between the ages of 1-12 years is being drawn up for the next year.

03 Oct 2005 description
report Oxfam

Following on from its emergency response, International aid agency Oxfam is now set to tackle the medium and long term effects of the floods that have devastated North West India.

The floods, which hit in late June and early July, have left widespread devastation. In Maharashtra state, millions have been affected, with tens of thousands of people losing their homes.

27 Sep 2005 description
report India Partners

A second devastating cyclone has hit Andhra Pradesh, India, leaving even more victims than did the cyclone and flooding in mid-August. Monsoon rains have caused the Krishna and Godavari rivers to rise twice as high as in August, flooding surrounding villages and leaving thousands homeless and afflicted once again.

As OFH Director Pastor Babu comments, "All their huts are filled with rain, they have no dry clothes.

27 Sep 2005 description
report Oxfam

Monsoons and heavy rain in Western India has resulted in unprecedented floods and landslides in the states of Gujarat (June/July 2005) and Maharashtra (July 2005). Flood waters cut off transport routes, communication and power supplies, and have inundated and destroyed homes, destroyed crops and livelihoods, affecting millions in rural and urban areas. Mumbai is especially hard-hit. Deaths from India's heaviest rainfall on record have already killed over 800 people.