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Taking health care to Pakistan flood survivors

Taking health care to Pakistan flood survivors

Sep 16, 2014

16 September 2014 - ACT member CWS-PA is sending doctors to flood survivors in the wake of disastrous floods and landslides in Pakistan

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.

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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)