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26 Aug 2016 description

OUTLOOK

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna & Surma-Kushiyara rivers are in falling trend, while the GangesPadma rivers are in rising trend.

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna rivers may continue to fall for the next 72 hours.

  • The Ganges river may continue to rise for the next 72 hours. Ganges at Pankha, Rajshahi and Hardinge Bridge points are flowing 17cm, 22cm and 21cm respectively below their Danger Level and Mohanonda at Chapai-Nawabganj point is flowing 23cm below its Danger Level as on 9:00 AM.

25 Aug 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

  • None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

  • Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Haiti

25 Aug 2016 description
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Outlook

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Padma & Surma-Kushiyara rivers are in falling trend, while the Ganges river is in rising trend.
  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna rivers may continue to fall for the next 72 hours.
  • The Ganges river may continue to rise for the next 72 hours
  • The Padma river may likely to start rise in the next 24 hours.
  • Surma-Kushiyara rivers may continue to fall in next 24 hours.
24 Aug 2016 description
report Guardian

When earthquakes strike in south Asia, thousands of children are at risk from fragile school buildings. Evacuation drills are aiming to reduce the potential death toll.

As soon as the school bell rang, Lucky Akhter, 15, dropped down on her knees and took cover under a bench. When a second bell rang, she and 30 other students walked out of the classroom, joining a queue of about 300 students covering their heads with books and bags.

24 Aug 2016 description

OUTLOOK

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

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna rivers may continue to fall for next 72 hours.

  • The Ganges-Padma rivers may continue to rise for next 48 hours.

  • In next 24 hours, the Surma and in next 48 hours, the Kushiyara river may start to fall.

24 Aug 2016 description

Summary of 10 day forecast:

  • Brahmaputra-Jamuna is in falling trend and may continue to fall .

  • Ganges-padma river is in rising trend and may become steady in next 48 hours.

  • Rivers around Dhaka city may likely to fall..

23 Aug 2016 description

Brigitte Rohwerder, July 2016

Question

What have been the different approaches/strategies to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts in developing countries and what lessons have been learned (with a focus on the non-technical aspects of transitional shelter)?

Summary

Literature on approaches to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts reflects the variety of different approaches and definitions, which complicate understandings of transitional shelter and lessons learned.

23 Aug 2016 description

by Jazmin Burgess, Global Coordinator, Boots on the Ground, UNDP

Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are on the frontlines of climate change. With populations often heavily reliant on climate-vulnerable sectors such as agriculture, fisheries and forestry to drive their economies, the impacts of climate change are amplified. One erratic storm or years of changing growing seasons can wipe out food and water supplies for years or decades.

23 Aug 2016 description

Food security concerns for large numbers of people in several Asian countries following severe localized monsoon floods

Highlights:

23 Aug 2016 description

Germany - As the number of migrant deaths worldwide continues to rise significantly, IOM’s Missing Migrants Project has recorded 23 per cent more migrant deaths during the first half of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015.

The latest IOM GMDAC Data Briefing, “Dangerous Journeys,” released on Tuesday 23 August, was prepared by the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin. It takes an in-depth look at the available global figures for migrant deaths and disappearances during the first half of 2016.

23 Aug 2016 description

By Rajib Bhowmick, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society

Annual monsoon floods come and go in Bangladesh, but the hardship they bring to millions of people along the banks of the mighty Jamuna River never changes.

Nobin Majhi, 25, is the sole bread-earner in his family, who live in the rural village of Majhipara, in Jamalpur district.

The northern district has been hit hard by the recent floods. According to government estimates, around 37 per cent of the district’s population has been affected by the floods, which began at the end of July.

23 Aug 2016 description

OUTLOOK

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

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and Surma rivers may continue to fall in next 48 hours while Kushiyara may start to fall within next 24 hours.

  • The Ganges-Padma rivers may continue to rise in next 48 hours.

22 Aug 2016 description

OUTLOOK

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, and Surma-Kushiyara rivers are in falling trend while the GangesPadma river is in rising trend.

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and Surma-Kushiyara rivers may continue to fall in next 48 hours

  • The Ganges-Padma rivers may continue to rise in next 48 hours.

22 Aug 2016 description

The report summarizes the technical content of the workshop, highlights key principles, lessons and way forward. The workshop was jointly organized by UNICEF and the SUN Movement Secretariat, aimed to accelerate the efforts of Asian countries in the SUN movement to increase the dialogue and alignment among sectors by reporting on multi-sectoral nutrition budgets and costs of multi-sectoral nutrition plans, addressing the issue of decentralized public finance, and contributing to making the investment case for nutrition.

21 Aug 2016 description

INTRODUCTION

This report presents the findings of research done in the island chars and mainland river basin areas of the Teesta River and upper region of the Brahmaputra-Jamuna river, located in northwest Bangladesh. Comprehensive details of annual food consumption, cash income and expenditure patterns are presented, disaggregated by wealth group and location, for the baseline period 15 April 2015 to 14 April 2016.