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Fight against Malnutrition

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 treatment

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Chennai flood case presented at workshop on Climate Change in Asia

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.

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Caritas rolling out humanitarian response for Assam flood

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-Hasso

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Stress on Integrated drought mitigation measures when coping crumbles

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 children

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IMCP – III Photography Contest Results 2017

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 malaria

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