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Disaster preparedness meant Indian village left unscathed after Phailin

Disaster preparedness meant Indian village left unscathed after Phailin

Jun 20, 2014

20 June, 2014 - When a group of young people from India’s Odisha state put disaster management training into practice, they were able to save all the residents of their village from the onslaught of cyclone Phailin. It has earned them a local government commendation.

ACT response to Andhra Pradesh floods

ACT response to Andhra Pradesh floods

Jan 24, 2014

24 January 2014 - Images of some of the relief distribution by ACT member UELCI following floods in Andhra Pradesh, India in July last year.

Cyclone Phailin: a million left homeless

Cyclone Phailin: a million left homeless

Oct 29, 2013

A million people have been made homeless by cyclone Phailin.

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About India
  • Population: 1.2 billion (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: New Delhi
  • Most-populated city: Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Area: 3.1 million sq km (1.2 million sq miles), excluding Indian-administered Kashmir (100,569 sq km/38,830 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Hindi, English and at least 16 other official languages
  • Major religions: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism
  • Life expectancy: 62 years (men), 65 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Indian Rupee = 100 paise
  • Main exports: Agricultural products, textile goods, gems and jewellery, software services and technology, engineering goods, chemicals, leather products
  • GNI per capita: US $1070 (World Bank, 2008)