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28 Oct 2018 description

Thiruvananthapuram, 26 October 2018 – The UN Resident Coordinator in India, Yuri Afanasiev, presented the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) Report to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan here today. This is the first time the UN has prepared such report in India.

03 Jun 2014 description

Statement by Lise Grande, United Nations Resident Coordinator; Rebecca R Tavares, Representative, UN Women’s India Multi-Country Office; and Louis-Georges Arsenault, UNICEF Representative to India.

Date: 02 June 2014

The UN in India condemns the brutal gang-rape and murder of two teenaged girls on the night of 28 May in Katra village in the Badaun district of the province of Uttar Pradesh. The UN calls for immediate action against the perpetrators and to address violence against women and girls across India.

05 Jul 2012 description

OVERALL SITUATION

With the rise of water level of River Brahamputra and its tributaries, the protected areas along the floodplains of river get affected with flood in most of the districts of Assam. The continued floods along with landslide have led to an increase in the death toll ending June 2012. According to media report, people in the affected areas have reported this as the worst flood in Assam in more than a decade. However, the flood situation is showing an improvement, as there is no rainfall in the upper catchment area since 29/June 2012.

05 May 2010 description

SITUATION SNAPSHOT ON ASSAM

26 persons were killed and many more injured as cyclonic storms locally called "Bordoichilla" struck Assam on 14th and 24th April 2010 in the late night hours. The storm which struck on 24th April lasted for about 45 minutes and was accompanied by heavy rains with wind speed of about 80 km per hour.

09 Oct 2009 description

OVERALL SITUATION

With water levels receding in both states, some initial damage assessments have become possible. In Andhra Pradesh, 1.6 million people are affected, 63 human lives have been lost and over 70,000 houses are damaged. In Karnataka, 1.5 million people are affected with media reports today putting the death toll at 212. Almost 300,000 houses have been damaged in the state.

Both state governments are engaged in rescue and relief operations. Till date, over 350,000 people have been accommodated in 294 relief camps in Andhra Pradesh .

05 Oct 2009 description

OVERALL SITUATION

Heavy rains due to depression in the Bay of Bengal and low pressure from the Arabian Sea from Sep tember 29 to October 2 have caused flash floods in north Karnataka and the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh, affecting nearly two million people and claiming 210 lives. In Karnataka, 15 districts are affected and 161 people have nearly tw millionperished. In Andhra Pradesh, five districts were hit by the flash flood and 49 people have lost their lives.

22 Sep 2009 description

OVERALL SITUATION

On Monday, 21 September 2009, an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale hit at 02:53:05 pm local time in Mongar in Bhutan. The US Geological Survey initially reported the earthquake as 6.3 mw which was later revised to 6.1 mw.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 177 km from Thimpu , the Bhutanese capital . As of 09:30 pm local time in Bhutan, 12 people had been killed - 5 in Mongar, 4 in Samdrup Jongkhar and 3 in Trashigang. Seven more tremors were felt in Transhigang after the earthquake hit, with the first few tremors occurring every half an hour.

10 Sep 2009 description

OVERALL SITUATION

Over two million people have been affected in 5 ,103 villages and 18 municipalities from 61 blocks of 10 districts of West Bengal due to heavy rains and storms that hit the southern part of the state between 4 & 7 September 2009, killing three persons, and damaging 21 ,738 houses fully.

04 Sep 2009 description

OVERALL SITUATION

Continuous rainfall in the catchment areas of major rivers (Mahananda, Kosi, Kamla , Adhwara group of rivers, Bagmati, Kankai, Donk, Mecchi, Ratua and Bakra) and its tributaries both in Bihar and adjoining country Nepal is causing the prevailing flood situation in seven districts in Bihar. Darbhanga, Madhubani, Sitamarhi, Muzaffarpur, Katihar, Purnia and Kishanganj are the affected districts so far according to official sources.

26 Aug 2009 description

OVERALL SITUATION

In the state of West Bengal, heavy rains since 16 August have caused floods in several districts, especially Coochbehar, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Uttar Dinajpur, and most recently in Malda.

Two days of continuous he avy rainfall in Jalpaiguri district led to the collapse of a portion of the dyke at the 150 feet dam of the Leeshi river on 16 August. This led to flooding of the Chunabhati and the Upper Bagrakote Basti area (on the Kalimpong sub-division border of Darjee ling district).

06 Jul 2009 description

Overall situation

On 5 July, the water level in the Brahmaputra River started to recede in North Lakhimpur and Dibrugarh districts of Assam. However, as of 6 July morning, parts of North Lakhimpur district reported a rise in water level, due to continuous rain in the catchment areas of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh . Official reports state that the situation could remain grim if there is heavy rainfall and discharge of water in the upstream of the Brahmaputra River.

03 Jul 2009 description


NATURE OF HAZARD: FLOODS IN ASSAM

Following heavy to very heavy rainfall in north-eastern states of India since end-June, the rising flood waters of the Brahmaputra river caused a breach in an embankment in Assam's Lakhimpur District, Dhakunakhata Gaon Panchayat on 1 July 2009. The 100 metre wide breach on the 5 km long embankment was caused due to the water levels rising to a breach height of 93.03 metres.

02 Jun 2009 description

OVERALL SITUATION

As of 1 June, the population affected in 18 districts in West Bengal rose to 6.6 million according to the official Government of West Bengal report. In two districts - North and South 24 Parganas, population affected cros sed over 1 million in each district. The human death toll was reported as 126 and damaged houses were over 1 million in the state. The government has set up 765 relief camps and 84 medical camps in the most affected districts.

The Inter-Agency Group in West Bengal has been meeting every 72 hours to coordinate response to the impact of Cyclone Aila.

29 May 2009 description

OVERALL SITUATION

Official Government of West Bengal figures report that the number of population affected on 29 May was 5.4 million in 18 districts. Official figures put the human death toll at 115 and livestock death/ loss at 147. Government e fforts are continuing and several NGOs are conducting assessments.

28 May 2009 description

OVERALL SITUATION

The impact of Cyclone Aila has led to heavy rainfall and damages in 16 districts in West Bengal. The worst affected districts are South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, East Medinipur, West Medinipur, Howrah, Hooghly and Kolkata. On 28 May, the population affected in the state reached over 5 .1 million. The damage impact assessment conducted by the Government of West Bengal and UNDP put the death toll at 96. Over 500,000 houses are damaged either fully or partially and a similar amount of cropped area is affected.

28 May 2009 description

Overall situation

The impact of Cyclone Aila has led to heavy rainfall and damages in 16 d istricts in West Bengal. The worst affected districts are South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, East Medinipur, West Medinipur, Howrah, Hooghly and Kolkata. On 28 May, the population affected in the state reached over 5 .1 million. The damage impact assessment conducted by the Government of West Bengal and UNDP put the death toll at 96. Over 500,000 houses are damaged either fully or partially and a similar amount of cropped area is affected.

27 May 2009 description

OVERALL SITUATION

The severe Cyclonic Storm Aila over Northwest Bay of Bengal crossed West Bengal coast close to Sagar Islands.

27 May 2009 description

Overall situation

The severe Cyclonic Storm Aila over Northwest Bay of Bengal crossed West Bengal coast close to Sagar Islands.

26 May 2009 description

ORIGIN OF CYCLONE

On 22 May 2009, the Kolkata Meteorological Department reported that a low pressure area had formed over West-central Bay of Bengal and adjoining East -central Bay of Bengal. The system was likely to intensify further. On 23 May, the department reported that the system had further i ntensified and was likely to concentrate into a Depression. On 24 May, the system intensified into a Deep Depression and lay about 550 kilometres south of Kolkata.

26 May 2009 description

Origin of cyclone

On 22 May 2009, the Kolkata Meteorological Department reported that a low pressure area had formed over West-central Bay of Bengal and adjoining East -central Bay of Bengal. The system was likely to intensify further. On 23 May, the department reported that the system had further i ntensified and was likely to concentrate into a Depression. On 24 May, the system intensified into a Deep Depression and lay about 550 kilometres south of Kolkata.