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19 Nov 2014 description

Teknaf, Bangladesh: Bangladesh navy rescued more than 600 boatpeople from a large trawler - carrying Burmese flag - adrift in the Bay of Bengal on November 17, while they were trying to go to Malaysia by sea route, said Noor Mohamed, a local from Teknaf town.

18 Nov 2014 description

Just by saying the word “Rohingya” last week in Myanmar, President Obama entered the fray of a decades-long struggle for rights among the Muslim minority group in Myanmar. The Myanmar government would prefer that others not use the word; a 1982 law there classifies all Rohingya as “Bengalis,” despite the fact that most of the 1.3 million Rohingya living in Myanmar have never lived in Bangladesh, let alone emigrated from there.

18 Nov 2014 description

1.1 Background:

Including the risk reduction and contingency plan in the Standing Orders on Disaster (SOD), the disaster management plan has recommended to be undertaken at district, upazila, and municipal and city corporation level. CDMP has taken the disaster management plan with great importance. The sustainability and effectiveness of this plan depend on the close and result based working procedure of the relevant organizations, institutions, and people’s participation. The disaster Management Plan will be implemented for 3-5 years.

18 Nov 2014 description

1.1 Background

Standing orders on Disasters (SOD) has clearly been stipulated to take initiative for formulating Disaster Management Action Plan at District, Upazila, Pourashava and City Corporation level incorporating Disaster Risk Reduction and contingency plan. Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief have taken this with serious focusing. The Disaster Management Plan will be developed for a period of 5 years.

18 Nov 2014 description

1.1 Background

It is recommended to prepare disaster management action plan at district, upazila, municipality and city corporation level in Standing Order on Disaster (SOD) including risk reduction and contingency plan. CDMP have taken the matter of disaster management plan seriously. Long lasting and effectiveness of plan depends on profound and result oriented work process and participation of concern organizations, institutes and community. Disaster management plan has been prepared for 3-5 years.

18 Nov 2014 description

1.1 Background

It is recommended to prepare disaster management action plan at district, upazila, municipality and city corporation level in Standing Order on Disaster (SOD) including risk reduction and contingency plan. CDMP have taken the matter of disaster management plan seriously. Long lasting and effectiveness of plan depends on profound and result oriented work process and participation of concern organizations, institutes and community. Disaster management plan has been prepared for 3-5 years.

17 Nov 2014 description

New teaching methods, increased student participation, and reward schemes for parents are helping Bangladesh modernize its vast primary education sector.

A picture is worth a thousand words, the saying goes, and staff at Kamargaon Model Government Primary School near the town of Narsingdhi in Bangladesh seem to have taken it to the letter. In class, teachers often initiate what they describe as a picture discussion.

16 Nov 2014 description
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Bangla Version

Bangladesh is a disaster prone country in the world map. More or less almost every district of this country is affected by the disasters. Bakshiganj upazila of Jamalpur district is one of the most vulnerable and risk prone upazila to disaster and climate change. Number of natural disasters such as flood, summer storm, drought and cost wave hits this district with an increased frequency and intensity compared to previous years.

14 Nov 2014 description
South Asia version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 23 000 000

1. CONTEXT

This HIP covers the response to natural and man-made disasters as well as disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction and resilience activities in South Asia. For the response to natural and man-made disasters, this HIP focuses largely on Bangladesh, India and Nepal, with the potential for interventions to new disasters also in Sri Lanka .

14 Nov 2014 description
report Chatham House

Executive Summary and Recommendations

14 Nov 2014 description
Bangladesh - version 2
Technical Annex - version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 13 500 000

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

13 Nov 2014 description

Bangkok, Thailand, 13 Nov 2014 -- A global initiative to improve the way agricultural statistics are compiled at country level has taken another step forward in Asia and the Pacific, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced today.

13 Nov 2014 description

Prior to the APEC CEO Summit, Beijing of China, Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid urged Burma President Thein Sein to work together to find out effective mechanisms for a permanent solution to the long-pending Rohingya issue at Diaoyutai State Guest House on November 9, according to president’s press secretary briefed reporters after the meeting.

13 Nov 2014 description

Chittagong, Bangladesh: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on November 6 that the government has planned for shifting Rohingya refugees to suitable places from the existing camps at Kutupalang and Nayapara in Cox's Bazar, according to PM's Press Secretary AKM Shameem Chowdhury told newsmen after the meeting, quoting the premier.

“The Prime Minister was speaking at a meeting with the high officials of the disaster management and relief ministry at Bangladesh Secretariat.”

12 Nov 2014 description

Communication is a form of humanitarian assistance that is as important as water, food and shelter. Without access to information, disaster survivors cannot access the help they need, make informed decisions or be effective leaders in their own recovery. In the aftermath of a disaster, survival for the most vulnerable people depends on knowing the answers to questions such as:

Where can I find safe drinking water, food or shelter?

Where can I go for medical attention?

Where are my family and friends?

11 Nov 2014 description

Nearly 1,700 people receive treatment in Chittagong Hill Tracts, a remote area where the infectious disease is endemic

Dhaka/Amsterdam – In the last three months the international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated nearly 1,700 people affected by malaria in remote areas of southeast Bangladesh.

06 Nov 2014 description

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided unconditional mobile phone cash transfers to assist people whose homes and livelihoods were severely affected by the devastating floods in the Northwest of Bangladesh in August.