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 Flood waters engulfed vast areas of the delta region of Mahanadi river system in Odisha. More than 4.8 lakh people in over 460 villages were still left marooned in the delta region of Mahanadi river system, while many areas were still submerged by flood water of Baitarani river.

Different parts of the state, mainly northern region were lashed by rain under the influence of a low pressure but the intensity was low and the weather is unlikely to aggravate the flood scenario.

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Teaching skills that enable people to contribute to their community is so important in developing a country’s potential capacity. One example of this, is the three months Sewing Training course supported by ADRA India and offered to women who have never sewn before. Hand-driven sewing machines are purchased by the project, and the ladies are taught how to cut patterns, sew and to finish off the item of clothing. They meet at least one day a week in the community, and the teachers are women from the communities. There have been some wonderful benefits to the whole community as a result of the sewing training programs. The women have developed so much confidence, and are much happier. There have been many testimonies of improved home lives as the women contribute financially to the household and feel so proud of what they have achieved. Another benefit is the positive impact the courses have had to change the negative attitude of many fathers and sons towards women and girls. Hopefully this will ultimately ensure that families experience peace and joy, and family members live with respect for each other.

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ECHO Delhi Office representatives Davide Zappa and Talha Jamal visited the Humanitarian Assistance Livelihood Support Project that ADRA is implementing in Barpeta District, Assam on May 19-21, 2014. This tour started with an interview with the Deputy Commissioner (DC). The DC reiterated that Barpeta is one of the most flood prone districts of Assam and acknowledged ADRA’s presence in the areas and the responses since 2012. The harmonized Disaster Preparedness Model (DPM) was acknowledged by the DC. He also reported that there is significant local capacity and strength within the community to face future disasters. An early warning is sent to the district and local officers 24 to 48 hours before the disaster.

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Written by Shalini Sahay (Project Manager)..

World TB day commensurate falling on March 24th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries. It commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. At the time of Koch's announcement in Berlin, TB was raging through Europe and the Americas, causing the death of one out of every seven people. Koch's discovery opened the way towards diagnosing and curing TB.

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A big celebration took place last March 12 in Bareilly, UP part of the Core Group Polio Project (CGPP) achievement for 3-year free polio milestone!  This celebration is better known as the Jamboree. Community Mobilizers Coordinators (CMSs) gather from all different Districts of Uttar Pradesh to celebrate and be recognized by their great contribution at the community level. The theme of this project was life in rural areas. A new health component was also included: NEWSTART (Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunlight, Temperance, Air, Rest and Trust in divine power). This program encourages people to have a healthy lifestyle taking advantage of the free and natural resources given by God.

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India is about to complete consecutive three years without a polio case. Hence, it is highly expected that the country will be declared as polio free by March 2014. However the journey of polio eradication in India hasn’t been easy. In 2009, the country had more cases of polio than anywhere else in the world. 

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The narrative of Husband and Wife, 36 year old Kamlesh Kumar and 30 year old Devki Devi begins a few years back. A few years after they got married  Devki recalls “one day in 2005 our district Block Mobilization coordinator (BMC) came to the local hospital and spoke with the doctor there about finding a Community Mobilization Coordinator (CMC) in my village, I was called and asked if I would like to work as a CMC” she adds “earlier I had worked only at taking care of the house, and was delighted that they would consider me, I had no training”. Devki had earlier looked up at the BMC’s working in the field, she knew what they did and always referred to them as Doctor Saab”. She mentions, “the ‘Respected Doctors’ had taught the other CMC’s working there about the importance of hygiene and preventative medication, the CMC’s then in turn told us”   and they wanted Devki to be part of their team.

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Written by Gladwin Bol.

As part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, ADRA India has been working in Uttar Pradesh State since the year 1999. So far the intensified efforts were done by ADRA India in administering two drops of Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) to every child under the age group of 0-5 year. During the course of implementation of the polio project ADRA India always felt the need to support the children who were physically challenged either by polio of any other reasons. Hence, on 07 Feb 2014, ADRA India, in association with a private donor and health department organized an assistance camps at Baheri block of Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh state and distributed 44 blankets to the physically challenged children. Apart from this, more than 50 differently abled children and their parents were oriented on various government schemes that are available for the physically challanged children. As a part of the regular activity, Community Mobilization Coordinators are continually providing counseling services to the parents of the physically challenged children.

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Written by G. Shalini.

“I started to drink alcohol when I was six years old and started to go for work when I was in Sri Lanka. I spend my earning lavishly in drinking alcohol and gambling.” says Mr Ramesh

Mr. Ramesh, 43 years lives in Anaiyur Camp, Madurai district. He arrived to India as a refugee during his 18 years of age and started working as a daily wage laborer  He married an Indian woman by the name Ms. Angala Eswari and she recalls, “After marriage, my husband’s drinking habit increased and he used to fight with me daily in the night asking money for buying alcohol. In this situation, I had to go for work to take care of my children and their studies. I am working for the past 22 years in petrol bunk and with the earning only I am managing my children education. My elder daughter and younger son while returning from school would first peep inside our home for their father’s presence so that they could hide themselves in neighbours home for the fear of his beatings.”

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