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30 Aug 2015 description

OUTLOOK

 The Brahmaputra is in steady state which may likely to continue while the Jamuna is in falling trend which may remain steady in next 48 hours.

 The Ganges-Padma are in falling trend which may likely to continue in next 72 hours.

 The Surma-Kushiyara river systems are in falling trend while the rivers in Netrokona and Sherpur are in rising trend which may likely to continue in next 48 hours.

 The rivers around the Dhaka city are rising trend which may likely to continue in next 72 hours.

29 Aug 2015 description

Kecskemét, Hungary | AFP | Friday 8/30/2015 - 17:37 GMT

by Csaba Segesvari and Serene Assir in Presevo reception camp, Serbia

Calls multiplied Sunday for Europe to finally get to grips with its ever-deadlier migrant crisis after Austria's horrific truck tragedy, as people continued to pour into Hungary from Serbia despite a newly completed razor-wire barrier.

28 Aug 2015 description

DHAKA – More than 35,000 flood-affected people in southeastern Bangladesh are to receive financial assistance so they can replenish food and other necessities lost when the region was hit by cyclonic storm Komen earlier this month.

28 Aug 2015 description

PALERMO, Italy, Aug 28 (UNHCR) – Abdel pushed his face up to the cracks between the wooden floorboards, gasping for air.

Next to him between 200 and 300 migrants and refugees – who departed Zuwarah, Libya in the early hours of Tuesday morning on a rickety wooden boat – were suffocating in the pitch-black hold.

28 Aug 2015 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

UNHCR is calling for urgent action before the end of the monsoon season unleashes a new wave of people leaving on boats from the Bay of Bengal.

28 Aug 2015 description

Outlook

  • The Brahmaputra and Jamuna is in falling trend which may likely to continue in next 72 hours.

  • The Ganges-Padma river systems are in rising trend. The Ganges may fall while the Padma may likely to remain steady in next 48 hours.

  • The Surma-Kushiyara river systems are in rising trend.

  • In the next 72 hours the overall flood situation in the northern districts may likely to improve, while in the next 48 hours the flood situation in central and north-eastern part of the country may remain steady.

27 Aug 2015 description

Water is an unusual commodity in Bangladesh: the country lies at the confluence of three major rivers and its soil is highly fertile as a result. But at the same time these rivers and their tributaries harbour public health threats like the toxic heavy metal arsenic and the pathogens that are responsible for cholera. Responding to these challenges, icddr,b is a major contributor to research in the field of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Here a round-up of some of the recent icddr,b research on WASH:

27 Aug 2015 description

Highlights

Improvements in water quality, sanitation and hygiene are associated with a reduction in risk of diarrhoea. However, treating water and regular handwashing with soap are not common practices in several low- and middle-income countries, including Bangladesh.

The idea of provoking shame and disgust about poor sanitation and hygiene has been used in community-led total sanitation programmes in a number of developing countries. But does it work?

27 Aug 2015 description
report Insecurity Insight

Agency Reports and Open Source Data

Most of our knowledge about humanitarian security hot spots comes from publicly-reported events. This briefing summarizes confidential information from 10 agencies about a range of security events, from those that severely affect staff to those that affect agencies’ ability to deliver aid.

27 Aug 2015 description

OUTLOOK

  • The Brahmaputra and Jamuna is in falling trend which may likely to continue in next 72 hours.

  • The Ganges-Padma river systems are in rising trend which may likely to continue in next 48 hours.

  • Except Surma-Kushiyara, the river systems in north-eastern part are in falling trend. This situation may likely to continue in next 24 hours.

27 Aug 2015 description

August 04, 2015: New Delhi/Dhaka: The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) through the SPRINT Initiative is providing humanitarian assistance to the flood affected people of Bangladesh with a focus on maternal and child health services.

27 Aug 2015 description

Belgrade, SERBIA | AFP | Thursday 8/27/2015 - 03:25 GMT

by Katarina SUBASIC

Gordan Paunovic couldn't sleep the night after he met a Syrian refugee family in a Belgrade park, where hundreds of migrants pause for a rest before continuing their journey towards EU.

"I wondered all night if I should have invited some of them into my home, to offer them a shower and to spend at least one night in a bed," he recalls.

The next day he and his wife Susanne Simon-Paunovic went back to the park with a lunch for the family.

26 Aug 2015 description

Rosemarie North, IFRC

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society staff and volunteers are supplying water to families whose meagre resources have been exhausted by repeated disasters.

About 2,000 families camping on embankments above flooded land in the coastal district of Cox’s Bazar are receiving safe drinking water purified by Red Crescent staff and volunteers. These families have survived flash floods and landslides in June and early July followed by severe weather accompanying Tropical Cyclone Komen in late July.

26 Aug 2015 description

OUTLOOK

  • The Brahmaputra is in falling trend which may likely to continue in next 72 hours.

  • The Jamuna river has started falling which may likely to continue in next 72 hours.

  • The Ganges-Padma river systems are in rising trend which may likely to continue in next 24 hours.

  • Except Surma-Kushiyara the river systems in north-eastern part are in falling trend. This situation may likely to continue in next 24 hours.

26 Aug 2015 description

Nay Pyi Taw, 25 Aug—The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a press release on 25 August that Myanmar officially handed over additional verified 125 Bangladesh nationals among the boat people rescued by Myanmar in May 2015. They were handed over to Bangladesh side at Myanmar and Bangladesh border after the flag meeting in Taung Pyo (Let Wè).

25 Aug 2015 description

OUTLOOK

  • The Brahmaputra has started falling and Ganges-Padma river systems are in rising trend which may likely to continue in next 72 hours.

  • The Jamuna river is in rising trend which may start to fall in next 24 hours.

  • The river system in north-eastern part are in falling trend except Kushiyara which may likely to fall in next 48 hours.

  • The overall flood situation in north, north-central and north-eastern part of the country may likely to improve in next 72 hours..

25 Aug 2015 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 856,924 to enable the IFRC to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver humanitarian assistance to a total of 32,500 people (6,500 families) affected by cyclone Komen with a primary focus on the sectors of food security, nutrition and livelihoods; emergency shelter and household items; and water, sanitation and hygiene. The Appeal is based on the findings of a Joint Need Assessment (JNA) organized by the Humanitarian Coordination Task Team (HCCT), including the BDRCS and the IFRC.

25 Aug 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

People displaced from Myanmar and Bangladesh are receiving lifesaving food aid in Islamic Relief’s latest project in Indonesia.

24 Aug 2015 description

BANGLADESH

A rapid assessment launched after Cyclone Komen reports that a total of 2.6 million people affected, with Sathkia, Chittagong and Noakhali districts the worst affected. Nearly 220,000 households are in need of emergency assistance, the vast majority of whom require immediate food assistance. An estimated US$6.3 million is required to cover the needs and proposals were sent to donors.

2.6 million people affected

MYANMAR