India

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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.

'The largest cyclone you never heard of'

'The largest cyclone you never heard of'

Oct 21, 2013

21 October 2013 - low death count means low media coverage, but damage, suffering and need is massive.

ACT in India

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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)