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Bangladesh: Pre-Disaster Secondary Data, Cold Wave (March 2014)

Note about this document: This document was a study undertaken in Bangladesh with the support of government departments, NGOs and UN agencies. This is a living document and should be updated on a regular basis, after the publication of new national data sources and as more information becomes available. Any feedback on the document should be made to ACAPS at info@acaps.org.

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Bangladesh: Pre-Disaster Secondary Data, Cyclones (March 2014)

Note about this document: This document was a study undertaken in Bangladesh with the support of government departments, NGOs and UN agencies. The relevant sections have been reviewed by the clusters to ensure accuracy and relevance. This is a living document and should be updated on a regular basis, after the publication of new national data sources and as more information becomes available. Any feedback on the document should be made to ACAPS at info@acaps.org.

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Bangladesh: Pre-Disaster Secondary Data, Waterlogging (March 2014)

Note about this document: This secondary data review was undertaken in Bangladesh with the support of Government, NGOs, and UN agencies. The document has been reviewed by each of the clusters to ensure accuracy. This is a living document and will be updated on a regular basis, as new information becomes available. Feedback on the document should be made to ACAPS at info@acaps.org.

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Bangladesh: Pre-Disaster Secondary Data, Haor Flooding (March 2014)

Note about this document: This document was a study undertaken in Bangladesh with the support of government departments, NGOs and UN agencies. The document has been reviewed by each of the clusters to ensure accuracy and relevance. This is a living document and should be updated on a regular basis, after the publication of new national data sources and as more information becomes available. Any feedback on the document should be made to ACAPS at info@acaps.org.

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Bangladesh: Pre-Disaster Secondary Data, River Flooding (March 2014)

Note about this document: This secondary data review was undertaken in Bangladesh with the support of Government, NGOs, and UN agencies. This is a living document and should be updated on a regular basis, as new information becomes available. Feedback on the document should be made to ACAPS at info@acaps.org.

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Bangladesh: Pre-Disaster Secondary Data, Flash Floods and Landslides (March 2014)

Note about this document: This document was a study undertaken in Bangladesh with the support of government departments, NGOs and UN agencies. The document has been reviewed by each of the clusters to ensure accuracy and relevance. This is a living document and should be updated on a regular basis, after the publication of new national data sources and as more information becomes available. Any feedback on the document should be made to ACAPS at info@acaps.org.

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Gestión del riesgo de desastres para un desarrollo con capacidad de adaptación

Report
World Bank

Los desastres naturales afectan en forma desproporcionada a las personas pobres y vulnerables. A la luz de la alarmante tendencia mundial que apunta hacia un aumento en las pérdidas debido a estos fenómenos, la gestión de los desastres y el riesgo climático (DRM, por sus siglas en inglés) está cada vez más presente en las actividades del Banco Mundial. Las inversiones ayudan a proteger millones de vidas y medios de sustento y salvaguardar el crecimiento en sectores socioeconómicos clave.

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Gérer les risques de catastrophe pour protéger le développement

Report
World Bank

Les catastrophes frappent majoritairement les populations pauvres et vulnérables. Face à l’aggravation préoccupante des pertes dues aux catastrophes de par le monde, la gestion des risques de catastrophe tient une place croissante dans les opérations de la Banque mondiale. Les investissements contribuent à protéger des millions de personnes ainsi que leurs moyens de subsistance, et à préserver la croissance dans les secteurs socio-économiques clés.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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GAFSP: Improving Incomes, Reducing Hunger

Report
World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • After four years on the ground—the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) has reached one-third of IDA-only countries, with poverty averaging 50%.

  • Countries receiving public funds have seen strong results—including drastically increased yields and extensive training for smallholders.

  • Public Sector Window has allocated 96% of pledged funds.

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Field Exchange No. 47 (April 2014)

• Milling vouchers in South Sudan

• IYCF indicators in small sample surveys

• Surge support to CMAM services in Kenya

• Goat feeding and milk access in Ethiopia

• Nutrition impact and positive practice circles

• Sectoral integration with cash programming

• Barrier analysis on breastfeeding in Mali

• Material support to health posts in Ethiopia

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United States Urges Partner Countries To Increase Support for the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 12, 2014

Trust Fund Produces High Impact, Sustainable Results in the Global Fight against Poverty and Hunger

The Secretaries of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of State yesterday sent a letter to international partner countries urging nations around the world to expand their support for the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP).

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New-concept flood insurance could help Bangladesh's poor

Report
IRIN

DHAKA, 11 April 2014 (IRIN) - A new insurance scheme in which pre-determined flood thresholds trigger speedy compensation offers hope for poor people in flood-prone Bangladesh, experts say.

“Floods adversely impact the ability of the poor to earn a livelihood both by destroying assets and limiting opportunities for labour,” said Snehal Soneji, Oxfam International’s Bangladesh country director.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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UK pledges new focus on disaster preparation

Justine Greening to announce new programme which will help improve how developing countries prepare for humanitarian disasters, at the World Bank Spring meetings.

The UK will lead a major improvement in the way developing countries prepare for humanitarian disasters to avert future crises, International Development Secretary Justine Greening will announce at the World Bank’s Spring Meeting in Washington.

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Bangladesh Needs More Support To Build Resilience Against Climate Change

DHAKA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ambassadors of the Kingdoms of the Netherlands and Norway this week reviewed programmes aimed at improving resilience to natural disasters and agreed that Bangladesh needed more support in this key area.

Worldwide, Bangladesh is recognized as the country most vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change, and frequent natural calamities are among the main threats to food security and nutrition.

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USAID FrontLines – March/April 2014

IN THIS ISSUE

About FrontLines

Insights from Administrator Rajiv Shah

EXTREME POVERTY
Introduction: A Call to Action to End Extreme Poverty

Weathering the Storm: Rice Lifts Bangladesh Village from Saltwater Deluge

Investments, Not Charity, Provide Hope to Ethiopia’s Most Vulnerable Children

In Senegal, First an Implosion and Then a Transformation

Lifting Cambodia’s Poorest Out of Poverty with Health Insurance

Timor-Leste and ConocoPhillips Improving Incomes for Rural Farmers

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In Bangladesh, Sanitation Marketing Helps Make Toilets More Available and Affordable

Report
World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • While 90 million people in Bangladesh have moved away from practicing open defecation, diarrheal diseases are still the second-leading cause of child and infant mortality, creating an urgent need for greater availability and affordability of hygienic latrines.

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Three New Projects Receive Funding Across Asia to Improve Safe Sanitation

Co-funded by the Asian Development Bank and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, New Projects Focus on Innovative Sanitation Solutions

DELHI, INDIA - March 1, 2014 - In Asia and the Pacific, around 1.7 billion people still lack access to safe toilets or latrines, 780 million people still practice open defecation, and around 80% of wastewater is discharged into the environment without treatment.

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Project Signing: $210 Million World Bank Support to Bangladesh for Building Modern Food Storage and Strengthening Distribution System

Report
World Bank

DHAKA, April 7, 2014 – The government of Bangladesh today signed a $210 million financing agreement with the International Development Association (IDA), the part of the World Bank that helps the world’s poorest countries, to construct a modern food storage system capable of feeding 10 million people.

The Modern Food Storage Facilities Project will construct steel silos with a storage capacity for 535,500 tons of rice and wheat and also support the distribution of smaller household silos to 500,000 households in disaster-prone coastal areas.