Category Archives: Disasters in 2016

Situation Report -1: Floods and Landslides in North East India (16th June, 2017)

Situation Report -1: Floods and Landslides in North East India (16th June, 2017)

Heavy rainfall triggered by flash floods and landslides has caused massive damage to life and property in Mizoram. Power supply lines have snapped and telecommunication network remained disrupted in the state capital due to landslides and heavy downpour. Many were left homeless and number of missing peoples are likely to increase in coming days.

Meanwhile, breaches of embankment in many places along river banks due to raising river water level followed by heavy rainfall and water logging of low-lying areas in Imphal valley, Manipur were reported.

The details Situation Report -1: Floods and Landslides in North East India can be accessed at Sitrep 1 Floods and Landslides in North East India_16.06.2017

SITREP-1: EARTHQUAKE IN TRIPURA, INDIA ( 03.01.2017)

SITREP-1: EARTHQUAKE IN TRIPURA, INDIA ( 03.01.2017)

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 on Richter scale hit Tripura on Tuesday afternoon. The epicentre of the earthquake was reported to be in Dhalai district of Tripura. Mild tremors were felt across northeast India.

No causalities and damages have been reported so far except crack on mud wall of the houses in few villages in Dhalai district.

Source: India Meteorological Department and Media

Detailed information can be accessed at 03-01-2017-sitrep-1-earthquake-in-tripura

SITREP-1: CYCLONIC STORM, VARDAH AS ON 12th DECEMBER 2016

SITREP-1: CYCLONIC STORM, VARDAH AS ON 12th  DECEMBER 2016

The very severe cyclonic storm, VARDAH is in the process of crossing the north Tamil Nadu coast close to Chennai as a severe cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 100 to 110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph as on 12th December, 2016. Over 9,400 people living along coast in Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore district evacuated to relief camps, 7357 evacuated in Tamil Nadu whereas 02 causalities are reported from Chennai.

 Source: IMD, BULLETIN NO.: 44 (BOB 06/2016), IAG-AP, IAG-TN and Medias

For detailed information, please find enclosed Sitrep-1: Cyclonic Storm, VARDAH as on 12th December 2016:  12-12-2016-sitrep-1-cyclonic-storm-vardah-in-tn-ap

SITREP- Second Spill of Floods in Bihar as on 21st August

Bihar is facing second spill of flood situation after Ganga water crosses danger level. Districts adjoining Ganga are getting swamped and having population badly affected by the current of water moving in the houses.

As per CWC Report, Water Level of Ganga at Patna Gandhighat crossed danger level and reached 50.43 Meters which has also crossed the previous highest flood level recorded which was 50.27 Meter during 1994.

Major Affected Districts: Patna, Munger, Vaishali, Samastipur, Bhojpur, Begusarai, Khagaria, Saran

 

For detailed information, please find enclosed SITREP- Second Spill of Floods in Bihar as on 21st August.SITREP-Second Spill of Floods in Bihar- 21st August

Situation Report- Heavy Rain and Floods in MP as updated at 12 Noon on 20th August.

Heavy downpours continuous from 15th August bring havoc again in second spill of flood situation in few of the districts. Satna and Rewa are majorly affected districts.

As per meteorological department;

Heavy Alert: Chhattarpur, Satna, Panna, Katni, Sagar, Damoh, Vidisha, and Raisen

Alert: Rewa, Sidhi, Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Jabalpur, Sehore, Narsinghpur, Shajapur, Tikamgarh

Majorly Rewa and Satna Districts of MP are affected, Please find enclosed SITREP- Heavy Rain and Floods in MP 20th August

JOINT RAPID NEEDS ASSESSMENT REPORT ON ASSAM FLOODS 2016

JOINT RAPID NEEDS ASSESSMENT REPORT ON ASSAM FLOODS 2016

Joint Rapid Needs Assessment was carried out in 10 districts covering 28 flood affected villages by a team of IAG Assam members in some of the worst affected villages as well as worst affected districts. One of the limitations of the report is that the assessment was limited to a few affected districts with availability of less number of volunteers. Data was also received from other affected districts as well. The findings and analysis also includes first hand observations and findings from SitReps and situational analysis from member agencies in the affected districts.

It has been observed that out to 28 villages which were assessed, 13 villages recorded 100% of the households flood affected. Approximately 10699 people are reported to be displaced and approximately 4113 number of children have been affected. An approximate total of 5841 women and 5541 no. of men have been affected in the 13 assessed flood affected villages. However information was not available from 9 villages on these above mentioned particulars. It was found that an approximate figure of 122 pregnant and nursing mothers found in the assessed areas. It was observed that the affected people were taking shelters in schools buildings, embankments, raised platforms and roadsides. Some people were also taking shelter in sub-centres, market sheds, temples and in houses of their relatives.
85% of the people were found to be still defecating in open areas which may lead to serious health consequences. It has been found that 75% of the villages were under the risk of water contamination at source. 82% of the assessed areas reported insufficiency of water containers of appropriate size and types. It was found that 75% of the women were found to be using cloth for menstrual hygiene practices pre-disaster. 72% of the assesses areas reported that they had food security only for a period of less than one week. Which goes to imply that there is an urgent need for intervention in food security among the affected people. It has been found from the analysis above that 21% of the asessed areas significant changes in the total amount of food that female are eating since the disaster and they reported that the amount of food intake had decreased. Alarmingly no response was received from 72% of the respondents in the affected areas. In 82% of the affected areas the total amount of food intake by male members of the households since disaster has decreased. 68% of the assessed areas stated that the total amount of food intake among children since disaster has significantly decreased. Availability of fooder in the affected areas was found to be one of the major concerns. 93% of the affected areas reported availability of fodder for cattle for a period of less than a week.

Shelter and requirement of tarpaulins has come as one of the major necessities in the flood affected areas. There is also a serious need to advocate for livelihood opportunities to the affected communities through provision of loans from banks and other livelihood opportunities from NGOs and civil society partners.

The detailed report  of JRNA on Assam Floods 2016 is available through below link:

Link: JRNA-Report Assam_Flood_2016


Acknowledgement  

We acknowledge and give our thanks to humanitarian agencies for their efforts to carry out Joint Rapid Need Assessment and writing report on situation analysis and emerging needs.

Agencies who took lead in writing the Report

ACTED, NEADS, Action Aid Association, ADRA, RVC, Caritas, IGSSS, Christian Aid,  Save the Children, World Vision, IAG Assam Secretariat and SECTORAL COMMITTEES comprising of OXFAM, Save the Children, UNICEF, ACTED, ADRA, Caritas and Action Aid for providing their important inputs to the report.

Assessment Teams 

The ANT, ACTED, IGSSS, Christian Aid, ADRA, OXFAM, NEADS, RVC, SATRA, Morigaon Mahila Mehfil, Caritas India, NERSWN, Jhai Foundation, World Vision, Action Aid Association, UNICEF, IAG Assam Secretariat.

SITREP- floods in bihar as on 31st july

 

With no rain in past 24 hours, water level in the affected districts have been started receding as reported by local NGOs and IAG members from different districts. However, thereat is continued to be there in the areas near Nepal Boarder. It has been heard that about 10 km stretch in Supaul district near Nepal is lying at risk due to second spill of heavy rain started in Nepal which may again aggravate the flood situation in adjoining areas of Bihar State. 50 lac population got affected till the date.

IMD Warning:

Bihar- No rainfall from 31st July to 4th August

For detailed information, please follow the link

31 07 2016 Sitrep- Bihar Flood Updates

minutes of Bihar iag coordination meeting on 29th april

Minutes of BIAG Coordination Meeting

On 29th July 2016

In view of current flood situation in Bihar having 11 districts affected, Bihar IAG had convened Emergency Coordination Meeting today, 29th July, in UNICEF Patna Office, wherein, humanitarian agencies Care IndiaADRA, OXFAM India, CASA, World Vision India, Save the Children, CRS, PGVS, EFICOR, Caritas India, Plan India, CWS, UNICEF, Bihar Pani Panchayat and Sphere India had participated.

  • At the outset, Mr. Sanjay Pandey, Convener IAG presented the situation updates of Bihar Floods and tentative action plan for Joint Rapid Needs Assessment (JRNA).
  • Further, discussion held with IAG members for their agreement on the next plan of coordination actions.
  • Ms. Shivani Rana from Sphere India was present in the meeting and suggested the process to be taken up for Joint Rapid Needs Assessment.

Key Decisions Taken:

  • BIAG is going to conduct Joint Rapid Needs Assessment from 31st
  • 07 Districts were finalized for the assessment and respective teams of different agencies have been identified for each district with Leading Agency. List of agencies district wise is mentioned below:
BIHAR FLOODS- JRNA PLANNING
  Districts Organizations Station and official support Vehicle Support
Org No
1 Araria PGVS, ADRA, CARE CARE INDIA PCVS 1
2 Purnia PGVS, UNICEF, CRS, CARITAS, CARE CARE INDIA CRS,UNICEF 1+1
3 Katihar EHA, PGVS,SC, CARE CARE INDIA SC 1
4 Kishanganj CASA, EHA, SC, WVI, CARE CARE INDIA WVI 1
5 Supaul CASA, ADRA, CARITAS, CARE, EFICOR CARE INDIA CARITAS 1
6 Gopalganj** PLAN, CARE, UNICEF CARE INDIA UNICEF 1
7 East champaran UNICEF, EFICOR, CARE CARE INDIA UNICEF 1

 

  • Logistic arrangements has been ensured and finalized with support from different agencies
  • Office Space for discussion and team meeting at District Level will be provided by Care India in all 07 districts.
  • Care India will provide District level person for each team and try to put female staff in most of them.
  • Caritas India may also provide female staff.
  • OXFAM India will provide information about their presence in the districts to Convener, Mr. Sanjay Pandey by 30th July morning.
  • Sphere India Coordinator will be based in Bihar for providing technical support for JRNA exercise

 

Below is the detailed timeline for JRNA;

  • Orientation to JRNA teams on JRNA tools and Process- 30th July in UNICEF Office
  • Data Collection/Assessment in the Field- 31st July to 3rd August
  • Data Compilation- 4th August
  • Debriefing Meeting & Presentation by District Teams- 4th August
  • Report Writing- 5th-6th August
  • Draft Report- 7th August