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08 Dec 2009 description

By Matthias Williams

SURAT, India, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Vipul Tejani runs a small factory in Surat, the diamond capital of India which in the past 15 years has been hit by massive floods, rising sea levels, and even the plague.

His workshop is tucked in a warren of small diamond cutting businesses and textile mills employing thousands of workers. Like three-quarters of the city, it was flooded by muddy waters reaching two storeys high in 2006.

But in Surat, someone like Tejani does not see himself as another disaster statistic.

06 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period 01/01/06 to 31/12/07 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Programme summary:

15 May 2007 description

By Rina Chunder, ACT International

Kendrapara, India. May 15, 2007. Life is hard for Jyotsna Pradhan. When her husband deserted her she was left to care for her elderly mother and her 4-year-old daughter. Most people in her village are poor and regular work is very hard to find. This past fall, life became even more difficult when heavy flooding struck her village in Orissa, India.

The downpour deepened the suffering and poverty that many families were already experiencing.

12 Mar 2007 description

BANGALORE: A group of the world's leading charities have launched the India chapter of an information initiative that is expected to benefit millions of people affected by disasters and wars.

Tsunami, South Asia earthquake, conflicts in Africa and other humanitarian emergencies have demonstrated that one of the blocks in ensuring appropriate humanitarian response is improper flow of information.

Smoothening this flow is NetHope (www.nethope.org), an alliance of 19 of the world's largest aid agencies wired …

18 Feb 2007 description

New Delhi_(dpa) _ India and Pakistan have resumed the Thar Express train service after the rail link was suspended last year following floods in a bordering Indian state, officials said Saturday.

The Thar Express - also called the "peace train" as the South Asian neighbours hope it would help improve bilateral ties - was flagged off from Jodhpur city in India's north-western Rajasthan state on Friday night after nearly six months.

Massive floods in Rajasthan in August 2006 had damaged railway tracks bringing to a halt the train that links the state with Pakistan's …

14 Feb 2007 description

Glide no. FL-2006-000094-IND and FL-2006-000117-IND

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

06 Nov 2006 description


Brussels, 6 November 2006. The European Commission has adopted a €4 million decision in emergency humanitarian aid for victims of floods in India and Bangladesh.

03 Nov 2006 description

Due to Ogni cyclone and deep depression continuous heavy rains have been lashing coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh over last few days. This has resulted in flooding in 6 districts of Andhra Pradesh. Many villages continue to be completely marooned while a large number of people have been evacuated from many other areas.

The incessant rains breached rivulets, tanks and irrigation ponds and caused widespread damage to houses and crops, threw normal life out of gear and disrupted electricity supply.

03 Nov 2006 description
report Salvation Army

Salvation Army emergency workers are providing urgent relief to well over 13,000 families affected by severe flooding in southern India. At least 23 people were killed and 100,000 evacuated from their homes as heavy rains and strong winds lashed the state of Andhra Pradesh for three days.

01 Nov 2006 description

HYDERABAD, India, Nov 1 (Reuters) - At least 23 people were killed and more than 100,000 evacuated from their homes as heavy rains and strong winds lashed Andhra Pradesh state in southern India on Wednesday for the third straight day, officials said.

Cyclonic storm Ogni had hovered over the Bay of Bengal for two days before hitting the mainland on Monday, where it flooded towns and villages and cut power supplies leaving thousands of households in darkness.

Most of those killed were workers in paddy and shrimp farms in the southeastern districts of Prakasam and Guntur where some 400 …

31 Oct 2006 description
Flood Situation in India as of 31 October 2006


Andhra Pradesh
31 Oct 2006 description
report Caritas

Vatican City, 31 October 2006

Sri Lanka

Heavy monsoon rains provoked flooding and triggered landslides in southern, western, and central Sri Lankathis past weekend, killing at least 19 people and leaving tens of thousands of families homeless. The latest reports put the number of displaced at around 330,000. The districts of Katunayake and Gampaha were the hardest hit, while serious flooding was also reported in several low-lying areas in the districts of Colombo, Kandy, Kurunegala, Kalutara, Matara, Badulla, Ratnapura, Galle, and Puttalam.

31 Oct 2006 description
report Times of India

VISAKHAPATNAM: Thirteen people have died as heavy rains battered coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh in the past 48 hours, even as cyclone 'Ogni' over the west central Bay of Bengal weakened into a deep depression.

The depression crossed the Andhra coast between Ongole and Bapatla on Monday afternoon.

25 Oct 2006 description
report Concern Worldwide

Six weeks ago a series of heavy floods struck the Indian state of Orissa. Over two million people were marooned on highways and embankments around the state after their homes and fields were submerged.

13 Oct 2006 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 185 countries.

In Brief

Period covered by this update: September 2006.

This DREF bulletin is being issued based on the situation described below reflecting the information available at this time.

12 Oct 2006 description

ACT Rapid Response Fund Payment Notification and request for top-up of funds

Cyclone - West Bengal

Date: Geneva, 12 October 2006

Funds sent to: Lutheran World Service India

Amount sent: US$ 25,853

With this notification of the payment of Rapid Response Funds, the ACT Coordinating Office requests contributions from donors to replenish the Rapid Response Fund. This will enable a response to future requests for these funds.

Details of Payment

Emergency: Cyclone – West Bengal

Date of Emergency: 20 September 2006

09 Oct 2006 description

New Delhi; October 9th, 2006 - The country this year witnessed the wickedness of the monsoon rains, which engulfed the lives of many, submerged thousands of towns and villages and caused a widespread damage in crores to infrastructure and crops. The States like Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Jammu & Kashmir, Bihar and West Bengal were the worst victims' of flood havoc.

The Indian Red Cross Society , National Headquarter responded timely at the time of disaster with its relief operations in the affected areas.

30 Sep 2006 description