Act for Peace and its local partner, the Organisation for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OfERR), are improving the quality of health care across 107 refugee camps in India. These camps house over 60,000 Tamil refugees from Sri Lanka.
The program achieves its success through linking refugees to essential healthcare services. It also provides nutrition support and personal development programs.
Yesterday’s depression over southeast Arabian Sea moved northwestwards, weakened into well marked low pressure area and lay over Lakshadweep and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea at 0530 hrs IST of 15th March. It is likely to move north-northwestwards and weaken further over southeast and adjoining eastcentral Arabian Sea during next 24 hours.
Yesterday’s depression over southeast Arabian Sea (AS) and adjoining equatorial Indian Ocean moved north-northwestwards during past 24 hours and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 14th March 2018 over southeast AS near latitude 7.50 N and longitude 74.00 E, about 130 km southeast of Minicoy, 340 km west- southwest of Thiruvanathapuram and 380 km north-northeast of Male (Maldives). It is likely to move northwestwards and maintain the intensity of depression during next 24 hrs. There is low probability for further intensification of the system into deep depression.
A low pressure area formed over equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal and south Sri Lanka coast on 10th March. Moving west-northwestweards it lay as a Well Marked Low Pressure Area over Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining south Srilanka & Maldives-Comorin area on 12th.
DEHRADUN: Uttarakhand which is considered reservoir for Indian subcontinent has faced drought in 10 out of 13 districts for two years from 2007-09 . With scant rainfall in winter, the state is likely to go through the situation of severe water crisis and forest fire. United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has laid bare the findings of its more intensified Drill Down Vulnerability Risk Assessment (VRS) conducted till December last year with regard to water crisis in the state.
This brief describes the implementation of index-based flood insurance (IBFI) in countries with large smallhold farming communities to insure farmers against flood losses. The brief outlines the objectives of the IBFI scheme in Bihar, India and identifies key challenges and recommendations.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Timely action to enable States to effectively implement their Heat Action Plans
VIJAYAWADA, THURSDAY: The two-day national workshop on Preparedness, Mitigation and Management of Heat wave concluded successfully today (February 22, 2018) with all stakeholders resolving to work towards effectively mitigating the impact of the imminent heat wave this year. The workshop was organised by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
In order to reach the most vulnerable, decision makers and those involved in insurance schemes could:
ensure a thorough understanding of the socio-economic context in which insurance schemes are implemented and identify which social factors create vulnerabilities.
provide farmers, especially those who are illiterate or particularly vulnerable, with adequate information and training on the most suitable insurance products and how to make best use of them.
During a field day in its Amlaha Station in Central India’s Madhya Pradesh State, ICARDA shared its improved cultivars with 200 farmers and special guests. The government has recently launched an initiative to provide farmers with improved varieties and receive training on production technology in order to close the production gap.
United Way Bengaluru agreed to support Caritas India in providing shelter and livelihood to 235 families in Morigaon district of Assam.
The support will be provided to the poor and excluded communities who have lost their shelter along with their source of livelihood during the flood 2017.
• WFP organized the Second South Asia Regional School Feeding Meeting in New Delhi from 27 to 29 November. The meeting was attended by representatives of SAARC nations and high ranking government officials.
• WFP India Country Office organized activities to mark the 16 days of activism against genderbased violence. These included discussions, lectures, training and use of social media to increase awareness and action at all levels.
Pulse Polio drops were administered to children below five years of age across the country today on the National Immunisation Day.
President Ram Nath Kovind launched the countrywide pulse polio programme for the year yesterday by administering polio drops to a child at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
As a part of the drive, more than 17 crore children of less than five years across the country will be given polio drops to maintain the country's polio-free status
(MissionNewswire) On Oct. 28, the Don Bosco Development Society held a two-day workshop on the candle making business for women in the Salesian-run Self-Help Group. Forty women from the slums of Mumbai completed the training course, which was also held as a flood relief project supported by Don Bosco Mondo in Germany. This training was held in association with Dattopant Thengadi National Board for Workers Education Development.
NEW DELHI, 15 January, 2018 - India’s Home Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh, today expressed India’s desire to lead a global coalition which will work towards reducing damage to critical infrastructure as called for by the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Mr. Singh said: "The way we build our infrastructure today will either build risk or resilience for the future generations. We need to bring to bear tremendous foresight and rigour to ensure that all our new infrastructure is built to withstand the hazards of the present as well as the future."
This paper is one in a series of briefings that analyse how the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) builds rural households’ resilience to different climate shocks. This paper examines how MGNREGS is helping households in West Singhbhum District, Jharkhand, India, build resilience to drought.
This paper examines how the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) helps households in South Sikkim, India, build resilience to winter drought. It is one in a series of briefings that analyse how the scheme builds the resilience of rural households in different states to different climate shocks. The goal of the series is to identify options for Indian policymakers to integrate climate risk management into MGNREGS.
This paper is one in a series of briefings that analyse how the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) builds rural households’ resilience to different climate shocks. This paper examines how MGNREGS is helping households in Srikakulam District, Andhra Pradesh, India, build resilience to cyclones.
This paper is one in a series of briefings that analyse how the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) builds rural households’ resilience to different climate shocks. This paper examines how MGNREGS is helping households in Mayurbhanj District, Odisha, India, build resilience through convergence with other government departments to help households develop new horticulture livelihoods that strengthen rural livelihoods and improve productivity in the face of drought and flooding.
Three spokes in his back wheel have almost come off, but farmer Kunwar Munda adjusts his feet and continues to cycle. Even as the breeze rushes through his hair, it is never enough to match the scorching sun. Trees and the ground have been burnt stoney brown and dry.
After almost an hour of cycling, Munda arrives at a tented location in Mungadih village in Angara block in the eastern state of Jharkhand in India.