Jitendra was worried because his 3 months old son Naman was constantly losing weight and his health was deteriorating day by day. He was suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). SAM is the most extreme and visible form of undernutrition. Children with severe acute malnutrition have very low weight for their height and severe muscle wasting. Severe acute malnutrition is a major cause of death in children under 5, and its prevention and treatmentRead more
Growing recognition and interest on climate change as a political and ethical issue has become a scope of discussion in the recent past. The poor and the vulnerable that have generally contributed the least to the climate crisis are hit the hardest. Highlighting issues on justice, Climate Change Desk (CCD) of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) Office of Human Development organised conference workshop on June 11-12, 2017 at Bangkok.Read more
The first wave of flood that hit Assam on June 3, 2017 had taken 3 lives and affected 13000 people across the state, reported a leading media house on June 15,2017. Disaster Risk Reduction team was activated by Caritas India on June 6,2017 as the situation was getting critical due to flood water rising in Brahmaputra river inundating 162 villages. Twenty-Eight villages are affected in four districts of North Lakhimpur, Jorhat, Biswanath and Dia-HassoRead more
The 2nd national consultation workshop on Confronting Successive Drought: Reducing risk & Enhancing resilience of women and children organized jointly by UNICEF, National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), and the government of Andhra Pradesh in Vijayavada on June 8-9,2017. The consultation stressed on the need for mitigating the impact of successive drought on agriculture, water stress, health, education specially relating to childrenRead more
On the occasion of World Malaria Day 2017 , Caritas India and the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme jointly conducted an online photography contest. It was an opportunity to share the best moments captured through lenses illustrating the commitment and the efforts to fight malaria. There were 3 themes: a) End Malaria for Good – Community in Action! b) Saving Lives – Colors of courage! c) Prevent mosquito bite – Keep malariaRead more
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