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28 Jun 2016 description

On 28 June 2016, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China, as part of the Sharing and Learning on Community Based Disaster Management in Asia Project (CBDM Asia Phase II), co-hosted an Experience Sharing Workshop on Community Disaster Reduction and Relief in Chengdu, China.

27 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP Bangladesh is developing a new Country Strategic Plan 2017 – 2020, to be approved by WFP’s Executive Board in February 2017.

  • WFP is providing emergency food assistance to 56,000 people in Southern Bangladesh following the effects of Cyclone Roanu. WFP is now coordinating an assessment of remaining humanitarian needs in Cox’s Bazar district, aiming to help families recover from the disaster.

27 Jun 2016 description

OUTLOOK

  • The Jamuna, Ganges-Padma river systems are in rising trend while the Brahmaputra and Surma-Kushiyara river systems are in falling trend.

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and Surma-Kushiyara rivers may likely to Fall in next 48 hours.

  • The Ganges-Padma river system may likely to rise in next 48 hours.

25 Jun 2016 description
report World Bank

Les Points Marquants

  • Des représentants de cinq pays du Sahel se sont rendus au Bangladesh pour tirer des enseignements de la réussite de la politique démographique et des services de santé reproductive dans ce pays.

  • Cette réunion d’échanges Sud-Sud visait à relever des défis multisectoriels selon une approche pluraliste.

  • Les pays du Sahel projettent d’adapter les enseignements tirés de l’expérience du Bangladesh à leurs propres pays.

25 Jun 2016 description

OUTLOOK

  • All Major river systems are in rising trend.

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, the Ganges-Padma and the Meghna rivers may likely to rise in next 72 hours.

  • Teesta river is in rising trend but may likely to start falling in next 24 hours.

25 Jun 2016 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly 12 million people live in poverty in the coastal region of Bangladesh.

  • Poor households in coastal Bangladesh will confront increasingly severe challenges from climate change through heightened cyclonic inundation, rising river salinity, and increased soil salinity.

  • The World Bank is working with the Government of Bangladesh to enable poor households to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

24 Jun 2016 description

Key Messages - More than 30 years on, the situation of refugees from Myanmar/Burma in Thailand has become one of the world's most protracted refugee crises, and there is a need to find durable solutions. - Since 1995, the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has provided funding for humanitarian assistance in the refugee camps.

24 Jun 2016 description

By Maherin Ahmed

When Cyclone Roanu hit southern Bangladesh in May it not only endangered poor people’s immediate access to food, but also threatened to derail efforts to help particularly vulnerable women leave extreme poverty behind.

24 Jun 2016 description
report AlertNet

For families living on the banks of the Brahmaputra, erosion is a worsening problem as the climate changes

By Rafiqul Islam

KURIGRAM, Bangladesh, June 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Piyara Begum once had a happy life in Garuhara village by the Brahmaputra River in northern Bangladesh, but worsening erosion of the river banks has displaced her family seven times.

Read the full story here.

23 Jun 2016 description
report Insecurity Insight

Humanitarian responses to insecurity with impact on the delivery of aid - Part One

12-month trends based on open source reported measures to protect humanitarian programmes, staff and assets.

23 Jun 2016 description

 As of 22 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

23 Jun 2016 description

Over the long term, pressures on food and nutrition security in Asia and the Pacific are likely to intensify due to changing demographic and consumption patterns.

The Asia and the Pacific is one of the world’s most dynamic regions, where rapid transformations make it necessary to rethink strategies for food and nutrition security.

23 Jun 2016 description

Humanitarian Response

Food Security

  • To date, 20 organizations have started their response, mainly INGOs (14 INGOs: Islamic Relief, Muslim Aid, Christian Aid, Concern World Wide, ACF, Save the Children International, CRS, BRAC, Oxfam, DanChurchAid, Solidarites International, ADRA and World Vision Bangladesh), five (5) local NGOs (Coast Trust, Mukti, YPSA, RIC and Shushilan), the Red Cross-Red Crescent (IFRC/BDRC) and one (1) UN agency (WFP);

23 Jun 2016 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean

215,380 arrivals by sea in 2016*

2,868 dead/missing in 2016*

* data.unhcr.org/mediterranean as of 22 June 2016

Trends on sea arrivals

Between 13 and 19 June, some 405 refugees and migrants arrived by sea in Greece. This is a slight increase from the previous week when 358 people arrived to the Greek shores. For the fourth time in the last ten days, there were 40-60 daily new arrivals to Samos.

23 Jun 2016 description

139.7 M required for 2016

29.3 M contributions received, representing 21% of requirements

110.4 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

22 Jun 2016 description
report AlertNet

by Syful Islam | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 14:24 GMT

DHAKA, June 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladesh has seen a near-record number of deaths this year from a phenomenon that appears to be worsening with climate change: lightning strikes.

Read the story on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

22 Jun 2016 description

WFP works with a wide range of national and local first responders, including community based organizations, NGOs, Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies. 75 percent of WFP’s food assistance is delivered together with NGOs. Around 800 of WFP’s more than 1,000 NGO partners are national and local NGOs. These organizations are often the first to respond to crises and remain in the communities they serve before, after and during emergencies.