India is still under the threat of importation of wild poliovirus (WPV) as active circulation of WPV is going on in Pakistan and Afghanistan. As of December 29, 2015, the total number of WPV1 cases in Pakistan was 51, compared to 290 in the same period of 2014. Afghanistan case count reached to 19 compared to 26 in the same period of 2014.The global case count as of December 29, 2015 was 70.
An Earthquake with magnitude 6.7 on Richter scale hit Manipur on the early hours of 4th January 2016 around 4:35 a.m. Strong tremors were felt across whole North East of India, and other states of Jharkhand and Bihar. The quake was also felt in neighbouring countries Myanmar, Bhutan and Bangladesh.
Deep depression over Bay of Bengal brought heavy rains to the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu State. The depression brought in gusty winds with the speed of up to 60-90 km/hour.
The process of instant rains lead to intensive flooding in some parts of Chennai, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur and Cuddalore around the rivers and backwaters attached with the river and sea. The process of continuous downpour stretching for 72 hours and more witnessed reduced movement of people/community.
Territorial rainfall since August 2015 in the state and the catchment areas in Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan has lead to rise in the water level of Major River Brahmaputra and its tributaries. The rising Brahmaputra River along with its tributaries has resulted in the flooding of around 19 districts. As State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the death toll has reached 64 and over 17.67 lakh people have been affected so far due to the flood situation in the state.
Around 1,000 villages have been submerged in water. The grim situation has prompted the Indian army to carry out rescue and relief operations. The army has successfully been able to rescue about 1500 people, which includes infants and children. About 177 relief camps have been set up by the state administration.
Incessant rain for more than a week in the hills and plains, and the ever rising of the water level of Sengvai River in the State of Manipur has been the cause of concern for communities, especially in Chandel and Thoubal Districts that were badly affected.
From the 9 Districts that State of Manipur has, 5 are located in the hills and 4 in the valley. The recent flood and landslide affected mainly 6 districts and approximately more than 155 villages only in Chandel district.
Lalngaizo is a widow who lives with her two children in the North East. Her husband was an alcoholic who was very abusive. She was accused for the cause of poverty by her husband and. As she has no proper source of income she could not go for treatment. Her husband joined the UG (Under ground group) with the hope earning easy money and escape from poverty but then, he decided to leave the group because of which he was shot in both the legs leaving him bedridden. He eventually died on 20.10.14. After this Lalngaizo was identified by ADRA team and provided with UCT (Unconditional Cash Transfer) amount for the immediate need.