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NEW DELHI, Jul 26 2016 (IPS) - Deepa Kumari, a 36-year-old farmer from Pithoragarh district in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, lives in a one-room tenement in south Delhi’s Mongolpuri slum with her three children. Fleeing devastating floods which killed her husband last year, the widow landed up in the national capital city last week after selling off her farm and two cows at cut-rate prices.
A two-day assessment has been carried out in the district of Sheopur, Madhya Pradesh, by Mr. Vivek Yadav, ACF Nutrition and Health Programme Manager, in 28-29 March 2016. The objective was to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the nutrition situation in this district identified as a high burden area by Government of Madhya Pradesh, and where Action Against Hunger (ACF) and Fight Hunger Foundation (FHF) are required to intervene as per their MOU signed respectively with MoHFW and MWCD.
Jose Manuel Rodriguez‐Llanes, Shishir Ranjan‐Dash, Alok Mukhopadhyay and Debarati Guha‐Sapir
Aditi Paul, CDKN’s country programme manager for India reflects on the link between climate change and the ongoing dengue virus outbreak in New Delhi
India’s capital city New Delhi is now in the grip of a deadly dengue epidemic. It has only been a couple of months since India has recovered from a searing heat wave that left many dead.
By Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava
NEW DELHI, 5 June 2015 (IRIN) - Temperatures are slowly falling in India with the approach of the cool monsoon rains, but a heatwave that has left more than 2,300 people dead has raised questions about how prepared the government will be for the next one.
The issue has taken on added urgency as global temperatures rise, and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has warned that India is likely to experience more deaths from heat.
Higher daily peak temperatures and longer, more intense heat waves are becoming increasingly frequent globally due to climate change, and a new scale of coordinated action is essential to prevent the dangerous health effects of heat stress.
So much is said about future of cities and yet city planning is not done by those who have a long future: children. This is odd.
The 108th issue of Southasiadisaster.net is titled ‘Children in Urban Space: Making Child Friendly Cities’ highlights the concept of a ‘Child Friendly City’. This issue of Southasiadisasters.net outlines the key pre-requisites to make child friendly city by documenting the experiences and expertise of organizations and individuals that have strived towards this ideal. The content includes:
A lot more need to be known to reach HFA goals and far more needs to be done during HFA2 process.
(28 June 2013, Uttarakhand) Rapid deforestation and aggressive construction work along river banks in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand are largely responsible for the current devastating floods, ActionAid said today.
Understanding Eco-DRR: Introduction to the Book
Anil K. Gupta and Sreeja S. Nair
Why hunger speaks the language of death in Madhya Pradesh?