Overview

India is prone to natural disasters like droughts, flooding and landslidesOn 11 October, tropical Cyclone Titli made landfall on the coast of Andhra Pradesh before moving north-west, crossing north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha with maximum winds of approximately 165 kmph. Strong winds and heavy rainfall have damaged around 29,000 houses and disrupted roads, communication and electricity supply across Odisha and Andhra Pradesh states, as well as tens of thousands of hectares of crops. Some 360,000 people, particularly from low-lying and coastal areas, were evacuated, but only 9,000 were still in relief centres as of 16 October. ? For more information on the impact of the cyclone go to the Special Reports tab to find our Briefing Note.

In August 2018, Kerala state has experienced the worst monsoon season since 1924, with exceptionally heavy rainfall (170% above normal). As of 28 August, over 1.4 million people have been forcibly displaced to 5,645 temporary camps, 480 people were killed, 140 injured, and 15 are missing. ? Go to the Special Reports tab to find our Briefing Note on the crisis. 

India estimates the number of Rohingya in the country to be around 40,000 including 18,000 Rohingya refugees who are registered with UNHCR.? In early January, over 1,300 Rohingya have crossed from India to Bangladesh following the deportation of 5 Rohingyas to Rakhine State in Myanmar on 3 January.? India’s Supreme Court allowed a first deportation of seven Rohingyas on 4 October, despite fears of reprisals in Myanmar.?

INFORM measures India’s risk of humanitarian crisis and disaster at 5.5/10 and 7/10 for Hazards & Exposure.?

 

Latest Developments

19/02: The Kashmir conflict has re-intensified since the 14 February suicide attack in Indian-administered southern Kashmir that killed at least 42 and injured 32 members of the Central Reserve Police Force in Pulwama district. Kashmiris have increasingly been targeted by threats and assaults since, which led to the displacement of an unconfirmed number of people across the country.? On 18 February nine people, including one civilian, were killed in gun fire exchange between Indian security forces and armed separatists in Pinglan village of Puwama district.?