User: tushargupta101 Topic: Water
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UNICEF says Rohingya kids in Bangladesh in dire state 20.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Oct. 20 : Nearly 340,000 Rohingya children are reportedly living in squalid conditions in refugee camps in Bangladesh, where they don't get enough food, clean water or healthcare.
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Half-a-million Rohingya children face 'hell on earth' in Bangladesh: Unicef 20.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
1 in 5 children are 'acutely malnourished'; Unicef director said the children have witnessed atrocities no child should ever see
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Unicef seeks more funds to help Rohingya children 18.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
The Unicef on Wednesday said there is an urgent need to raise more funds to continue helping thousands of Rohingya children living in refugee camps in Bangladesh.
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Global Handwashing Day: Handwashing and caring go together 15.10.2017 New Kerala: Health News
New Delhi , Oct 15 : Washing our hands is the best way to stop germs from spreading.
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Not just humans, ocean critters also contribute to global warming – This is how 15.10.2017 Zee News : Science and Technology
A detailed analysis showed that around 10 percent of total methane emissions from the Baltic Sea may be due to clams and worms.
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Private firm told to relocate migrant labourers 14.10.2017 Hindu: News
Worker diagnosed with cholera
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AP CM reviews meeting on seasonal diseases, tribal health camp 13.10.2017 New Kerala: India News
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) , October 12 : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday reviewed presentation on seasonal diseases and tribal health at the camp office in Vijayawada.
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Two more cholera cases in district 12.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Two months after cholera cases were detected among migrant labourers in Mavoor, two more such cases have been reported from the district.According to V. Jayashree, District Medical Officer, the affect...
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Mass cholera vaccinations begin in Rohingya camps 10.10.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
The United Nations launched one of its biggest ever cholera vaccination drives in the vast refugee camps of southeast Bangladesh today amid fears of an outbreak among nearly a million Rohingya now living there.Thousands of Rohingya men and women lined up in intense heat at makeshift health centres today, many with young children in their arms, to receive the oral vaccine against the disease.The UN is working with the Bangladesh government to vaccinate 650,000 people living in the sprawling camps against cholera, which spreads through dirty water and can kill if left untreated."These people lac
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UNICEF appeals for US$76.1 million to assist children in Bangladesh affected by the Rohingya crisis 7.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh: UNICEF is launching a US$76.1 million appeal for its emergency humanitarian response to the Rohingya refugee crisis in southern Bangladesh.
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Most water samples collected by AMC failed during monsoon 4.10.2017 DNA: Recent Columns
Maximum number of water samples collected randomly by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) from city were found to be unfit for consumption during monsoon. "We randomly collect samples from source and from end-user level. This is a weekly exercise. Also, whenever we found diarrhoea, typhoid or other water-borne diseases, we take water samples from such places," said Dr Bhavin Solanki, in-charge medical officer of health, AMC. Dr Hiren Mandalia, scientist in-charge of AMC, said, "For water, MPN test ensures whether it is for consumption or not in terms of bacteria present in it." A total of 1,610 water samples were found to be unfit out of the samples collected from January to September. In June, the civic body had collected 4,348 water samples out of which 223 were found to be unfit. While in July, authorities had taken 4,272 samples out of which 267 were declared unfit. In August, AMC had sampled 3,953 units against which it found 275 water samples to be unfit. Now, consider these with January when ...
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New war on cholera aims to consign killer disease to history books 4.10.2017 TOI: Intl Business
HEALTH-GLOBAL/ (FACTBOX):FACTBOX-New war on cholera aims to consign killer disease to history books
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‘Cases of diarrhoea 46% higher in non-ODF areas’ 3.10.2017 TOI: India
Cases of diarrhoea among children living in non-open defecation free (ODF) villages are 46% higher in comparison to ODF ones, findings of a study conducted for the drinking water and sanitation ministry showed.
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Monsoon sickness takes its toll 30.9.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Battling floods for several weeks, Bengalureans are now caught up in another dangerous yet predictable mess: A spurt in vector-borne and enteric diseases, compounded by a shortage of 'affordable' hospital beds, and the usual lack of a quick remedial mechanism. Dengue, with its life-threatening fall in platelet count, is back in big, worrying numbers. The number has exceeded 5,000 in the BBMP limits alone, a disturbing 35 cases reported every day. Chikungunya, characterized by its excruciating joint pains, is back too. So are typhoid, malaria and acute gastroenteritis. Is the health department prepared? Are the civic agencies battle-ready? Running from hospital to hospital with a temperature of 101 Degrees, Rudresh Mani symbolises the city's crisis: "This is the third medical facility I am visiting for help," he says as the Manipal hospital staff prepares to get him admitted for Dengue. Deadly Dengue Rudresh's had visited two other major hospitals in the city as his platelet count fell precariously to ...
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At world's largest refugee settlement, Rohingyas face humanitarian 'nightmare' 30.9.2017 Zee News : South Asia
Rashida Begum steers clear of the water pump near the reeking latrine shared by more than 100 families in a grim corner of Bangladesh that has grown into one of the world's largest refugee settlements in just weeks.
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'Water stinks, so we don't drink it': How disaster stalks Rohingya camps 30.9.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
Conditions are ripe for illness like cholera to tear through densely-populated camps where refugees live cheek by jowl
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WHO warns of cholera threat in Bangladesh Rohingya camps 25.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The World Health Organisation warned Monday of a growing cholera risk in the makeshift refugee camps in Bangladesh where more than 435,000 Rohingya Muslims have sought shelter from unrest in Myanmar. A month after the exodus began, those dispersed in some 68 camps and settlements along the border do not have safe drinking water and hygiene facilities, according to the WHO. The camps also face dire shortages of food and medicine in what has quickly become one of the worlds largest refugee settlements. "Risk of water borne diseases is high, especially there is very high risk of cholera and this is why everyone is concerned," the WHO said in a statement. "Interventions are being scaled-up, however, the situation remains critical and challenging." The latest influx has overwhelmed the camps around Coxs Bazar, which previously housed at least 300,000 people who had fled earlier violence in Myanmars Rakhine state. The WHO says mobile medical centres have been set up, while Bangladesh health authorities say ...
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BMC claims only 3% water unfit 25.9.2017 DNA: Opinion
If you are one of the residents who has complained about the BMC's water supply being contaminated, think again. According to the civic body's latest Environment Status Report (ESR) 2016-17, only three percent of the collected samples from all 24 administrative wards and 27 service reservoirs was found unfit for consumption. This fares better than last year's samples wherein four percent of the water was found contaminated and in 2014-15, it was worse at 4.4 percent. The report says that the R-South ward of Kandivli supplied the cleanest water during this period, as no contamination was found in the water samples analysed. Ironically, the maximum contamination, standing at nine percent, was in the upmarket A-ward which comprises Colaba, Churchgate and CST. This was followed by T-ward (Mulund) at 7 percent and F-South (Parel, Sewree and Dadar) and H-West (Bandra) with 6 percent of unfit water samples. The BMC supplies 3,750 million litres of water to Mumbai city and suburban areas daily. Of this, around ...
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More Rohingya influx could lead to humanitarian catastrophe, says Bangladesh NHRC 20.9.2017 All News-IANS Stories
As Bangladesh tackles the flood of Rohingya Muslims streaming into the country from Myanmar, the head of the country's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) says the situation is alarming in the camps set up for the refugees and further aggravation of the situation may lead to a "humanitarian catastrophe".
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Insanitation costing India over $50 bn every year: Unicef official 18.9.2017 News
Citing WHO study, the loss in terms of human life was just as burdensome: Unicef official
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