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16 Dec 2017 description
report Caritas

The Caritas India’s humanitarian response for the flood affected people in India has significantly impacted the lives of troubled families, says official evaluation team of Caritas Internationalis.

The evaluation team including George, Emergency Response Officer from CAFOD and Irene from Humanitarian Department of Caritas Internationalis visited Bihar and Northeast to evaluate the relevance, effectiveness, coverage, accountability, coordination and sustainability of the response to identify lessons for the continuing programme (with a specific emphasis on WASH).

13 Dec 2017 description

DARBHANGA, India – When a 13-year-old girl in the remote village of Darbhanga, in India’s Bihar State, overheard her parents planning to marry her off to a 15-year-boy the very next day, she had little hope to stop it.

Child marriage is a deep-rooted norm in her community. In a 2015-2016 survey, around 40 per cent of women in Bihar, aged 20-24, reported being married while they were younger than 18.

13 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

This blog is part of a series exploring the housing reconstruction progress in Uttarakhand, India.

In June 2013, a heavy deluge caused devastating floods and landslides in the state of Uttarakhand located in the Himalayan foothills. The disaster – the worst in the country since the 2003 tsunami—hit more than 4,200 villages, damaged 2,500 houses, and killed 4,000 people.

12 Dec 2017 description

This issue of Southasiadisasters.net is titled "School Safety and Security: Reflections" and deals with this important theme in extensive detail. This issue highlights how different stakeholders including the government, teachers, students and various civil society organizations (CSOs) are coming up with various innovations to protect India's large school going citizens. This issue contains articles from reputed academics, practitioners and experts who have worked on the theme of School Safety and Security.

11 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

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Government of India

Ministry of Defence

‘OP Sahayam’ of Southern Naval Command persisted for the tenth day on 09 Dec 17 over Southeast Arabian Sea and L& M islands. Ten ships and all aircraft have continued the search and rescue (SAR) operations with same zeal to bring succour to fishing community and sea farers. In the past 72 hours, search area was increased up to the coast of Maldives. However, no stranded boats, fishermen or floating bodies have been found in this duration.

09 Dec 2017 description
report Caritas

When the relief operation post cyclone Ockhi remained largely focused on the fishing community, another small segment of tribal community living in the reserved forest area beyond Pechiparai dam in Kanyakumari district were nearly forgotten.

Dr. Arockiaraj from Caritas India based in Tamil Nadu said that the plight of these tribal families was brought to the attention of the Government, days later by NGOs working nearby. They could not be initially reached as the roads leading to their habitat were obstructed by uprooted trees.

08 Dec 2017 description
report Sphere India
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Sitrep 2 Cyclone Ockhi.pdf

A. Cylone Storm - Ockhi

OCKHI system further weakened, laid as low pressure area over south coastal Gujarat and neighborhood at 0830 hours IST the 06th December 2017 and completely dissipated by afternoon. No adverse weather due to this system any further.

B. Impact

Tamil Nadu:

Death – 11
Missing fishermen -2570, Rescued fishermen -2384, Yet to be rescued -186

Damages reported by NGOs (IAG TN members and partners) (see attached PDF)

08 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

Yesterday’s Depression over southeast Bay of Bengal moved north-northwestwards, intensified into a Deep Depression in the early morning of today. It lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 08th December, 2017 over westcentral Bay of Bengal near Latitude 15.0 ºN and Longitude 86.8 ºE, about 510 km south-southeast of Gopalpur and 610 km eastsoutheast of Machilipatnam. It is likely to maintain intensity of deep depression for about 12 hrs and weaken gradually into a depression during subsequent 12 hrs.

07 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

Yesterday’s Depression over southeast Bay of Bengal moved north-northwestwards and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 07th December, 2017 near Latitude 12.0º N and Longitude 88.0 ºE, about 870 km southeast of Gopalpur and 875 km to the eastsoutheast of Machillipatnam. The system is very likely to move north-northwestwards and reach north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts around 9th December morning. The system is likely to intensify further into a deep depression during next 24 hours.

06 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

The Depression over southeast Bay of Bengal & neighbourhood moved north-northwestwards and lay centred at 1730 hrs IST of today, the 06 December, 2017 near Latitude 9.8º N and Longitude 88.0 ºE, about 1020 km to the east-southeast of Machillipatnam and 1100 km south-southeast of Gopalpur. The system is very likely to move north-northwestwards and reach north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts around 8th December evening. The system is likely to intensify further into a deep depression during next 36 hours.

06 Dec 2017 description
report Times of India

Richa Pinto | TNN | Updated: Dec 5, 2017, 19:19 IST

MUMBAI: The Indian Meteorological Department's (IMD) Mumbai observatory issued a rain and thundershower warning for Mumbai and suburbs beginning Monday night in view of Cyclone Ockhi. The officials said that the situation would persist on Tuesday as well.

An IMD official said on account of the cyclone, the megapolis has started receiving rainfall due to the spread of clouds.

06 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

The Government of India, through the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and with the assistance of National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) has developed the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) Tools for India under National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project assisted by the World Bank. The objective of these tools is to establish a standardized mechanism based on scientific approach for conducting post disaster needs assessment for recovery and reconstruction.

06 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

The Government of India, through the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and with the assistance of National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) has developed the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) Tools for India under National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project assisted by the World Bank. The objective of these tools is to establish a standardized mechanism based on scientific approach for conducting post disaster needs assessment for recovery and reconstruction.

06 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

The Government of India, through the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and with the assistance of National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) has developed the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) Tools for India under National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project assisted by the World Bank. The objective of these tools is to establish a standardized mechanism based on scientific approach for conducting post disaster needs assessment for recovery and reconstruction.

06 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

Rainfall Forecast issued by India Meteorological Department for today and tomorrow indicate that Heavy rainfall is likely in North Konkan North Madhya Maharashtra and Gujarat State during the next 24 hrs in association with Ockhi Cyclone which is likely to cross the coast near Surat. Likely formation of a depression in Bay of Bengal with associated heavy rainfalls in North Coastal Andhra Pradesh and South Odisha on December 07 and 08, 2017.

05 Dec 2017 description
report Government of India

Even as Indian Navy's search and rescue(SAR) operations are in full swing for the fifth day on 04 Dec 17, the Navy Day, over Southeast Arabian Sea and L& M islands in the aftermath of Very Severe Cyclonic Storm 'OCKHI'. Eight naval ships, including frontline ships from Western Naval Command INS Chennai, Kolkata and Trikand, were deployed for rendering assistance to the affected islands. In addition, all aircraft at the disposal of Southern Naval Command, including long range maritime reconnaissance aircraft P8I of Eastern Naval Command, were deployed throughout the day.

05 Dec 2017 description
report Times of India
  • Tropical Cyclone OCKHI continued moving over the east central Arabian Sea, weakening and heading toward the northwestern coast of India. On 5 December at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 300 km south-west of Mumbai city (Maharashtra State) and 470 km south-west of Surat city (Gujarat State) with maximum sustained winds speed of 111 km/h (Tropical Storm).