This report captures the Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis (EMMA) exercise carried out by Christian Aid and partners- CASA, ATI, Practical Action Consulting and International Rescue Committee during 18 to 25 July 2013 across 2 districts- Uttarakashi and Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand. Christian Aid following its initial rapid assessment that shaped its immediate response soon after the floods in the state of Uttarakhand, realized the need for looking into the markets as a critical actor with a view to inform its recovery initiatives in the state.
CARE India led a Joint Shelter Assessment to understand the situation and needs of women, men,
boys and girls around shelter in the post flood scenario in Uttarakhand. The members of the Joint
Shelter Assessment were SEEDS, Christian Aid, Appropriate Technology – India (ATI), CASA,
Emmanuel Hospitals Association, Sphere India and RED R. This shelter assessment was undertaken in
the five worst affected districts of Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Pithoragarh, Terhi Garhwal and Uttrakashi.
Information on the extent of damages around shelters was collected through Focus Group
Discussions (FGDs), Survey Questionnaire and Key Informant Interviews (KIIs). While the FGDs, KIIs
and Survey questionnaire focused on different aspects pertaining to shelter, information on WASH
was also collected as part of the assessment. During this survey, a total of 412 households across 73
villages in 5 districts were surveyed.
Inter Agency Coordination (IAC) Committee meeting was held on 22nd September 2014 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Sphere India office.
The Key Agenda of the meeting:-
I. To discuss the progress in setting up of coordination structure in J& K
II. To share the updates on JRNA
III. To discuss on URS matrix and advocacy issues
IV. To discuss on in-depth sectoral assessment planning
I. To open a platform for multi-stakeholder coordination meeting by involving donors (DFID,
USAID & ECHO), corporate and other stakeholders
IAG Kashmir Coordination Meeting was organized at Action Aid Office, Hyderpora, Srinagar, Kashmir for J&K floods on 17th September 2014, Time:2:30 pm to 5:00.
The Key Agenda of the meeting:-
I. Follow up on collection of information based on assessments done by various agencies. II. Starting the Joint Rapid Needs Assessment Process in Kashmir.
An ‘Emergency Coordination Meeting’ was held on 15th September,2014 at CEET, Jammu to take stock of current situation in Jammu Region and to decide next joint course of action and Joint Rapid Needs Assessment.
Heavy monsoon rains began on September 2, 2014 in Jammu and Kashmir region leading to heavy flooding. On September 3, a border security officer and five others were killed in landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rain the Jammu region. The Jammu and Kashmir government sounded a flood alert for the state on September 4 after three days of incessant rain had flooded 23 villages. By September 6 the flooding was recognized as the worst in 50 years and the death toll had risen to 150. (September 11, reports claim that it is the worst flood in 109 years). Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdulla, estimated on September 6 that 390 villages were inundated. The Prime Minister declared a national emergency on the 7th of September.
Recent floods and continues rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir has left nearly 200 people dead and 23,000 people have been evacuated to safer places but over 7 lakh people are still stranded in Srinagar only. Many roads have been washed away and damaged. Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall and floods in the Pancheri area of Udhampur have trapped about 40 people under the debris. Nearly 25 houses were buried in the landslide.
- Situation Report-2: Jammu & Kashmir Floods
- National Disaster Management Flood Situation Report, 2014: MHA, Govt. of India
- Govt. of India, Press Information Bureau
- India Meteorological Department
YouTube Video : Rescue Operation on Jammu & Kahmir Floods