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Key recommendations for Disaster Risk Reduction mainstreaming into post disaster emergency response in the North Western part of Bangladesh

From December 2012 to July 2013, three NGOs from the National Alliance for Risk Reduction and Response Initiatives consortium (Solidarités International, Islamic Relief and Oxfam) implemented a Food Security response after flash floods that occurred in the North Western districts of Bangladesh.

The response focused on cash for work to support affected households in covering their basic food needs as well as repairing and strengthening community infrastructure. Vulnerable people that were unable to work received unconditional cash grants.

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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16–23 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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IKEA campaign raises €7.7 million to brighten the lives of refugees

LONDON, United Kingdom, April 23 (UNHCR) – IKEA customers and staff around the world have helped raise Є7.7 million to provide funding and energy for hundreds of thousands of refugees under a two-month campaign launched in February.

Under the "Brighter Lives for Refugees" campaign, the IKEA Foundation pledged to donate Є1 to the UN refugee agency for every LEDARE (light-emitting diode) bulb purchased in IKEA stores globally between February 3 and March 29.

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Disability Inclusion: Translating Policy into Practice in Humanitarian Action

A new report highlights the challenges facing about 6.7 million people with disabilities who are forcibly displaced around the world due to persecution, conflict and human rights violations.

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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:

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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.