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27 Feb 2015 description

Of every 100 people living in Bangladesh, just 55 have access to sanitation services, while 64 have mobile phone subscriptions.

A project in Bangladesh has used this as an opportunity to deliver vital health information to about 1.2 million people. MAMA is a public-private partnership that supports programmes to deliver health information through cellphones to mothers and families. So far, its messages have reached nearly 2 million subscribers globally.

26 Feb 2015 description

About this report

This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Offshore Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.

25 Feb 2015 description
report CARE

L'ONG CARE met les filles et les femmes au cœur de ses programmes et renforce leur autonomie en favorisant leur accès aux ressources, à l'éducation et à la santé. CARE implique les hommes et les garçons dans ses actions afin de changer durablement les attitudes à l'égard des femmes lorsque leurs droits sont bafoués. Découvrez quelques exemples de nos actions à travers le monde :

24 Feb 2015 description
report UN University

World Must Achieve International Water Goals to Preempt Looming Conflicts Born of Desperation: UN Report

Expect water supply of 2.9 billion people in 48 countries to fall short of needs in as little as 10 years

Corruption, siphoning 30% of water sector funding, must end for world development and security

Hold agriculture, energy sectors more accountable for water inefficiencies

23 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Retail price of food: The national average retail price of rice decreased after Aman harvest which started in November and that of wholemeal wheat flour (atta) remained stable at 36 Tk/kg since June. Prices of lentils (masur) and oil (palm oil) began to increase prior to the month of Ramadan (July 2014). Although prices of oil have been decreasing since after Ramadan, prices of lentils are on an increasing trend.

23 Feb 2015 description

MYANMAR

Fighting that broke out on 9 Feb between the Government of Myanmar Army and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army and other armed groups has continued in the Kokang self-administered zone, northeast Shan State.

23 Feb 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Dhaka, Sunday, 22 February, 2015: Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and UNICEF Bangladesh have signed a US$8 million (Taka 62 crore) agreement today to help reduce preventable deaths in children and women by improving maternal, newborn and child health interventions.

Ms. Kim Bok-Hee, KOICA, Bangladesh Resident Representative signed the agreement with UNICEF Bangladesh Representative, Mr. Edouard Beigbeder, during a ceremony held in Dhaka. This is the second time that UNICEF Bangladesh receives a donation from KOICA.

23 Feb 2015 description
report European Union

A three-member delegation of the Sub-committee on Human Rights of the European Parliament led by MEP Cristian Dan Preda (The European People's Party) visited Bangladesh from 16- 20 February. The other members of the European Parliament in the delegation were MEP Josef Weidenholzer (the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats) and MEP Karol Karski (European Conservatives and Reformists Group).

22 Feb 2015 description
report NIRAPAD

Background

Network for Information, Response and Preparedness Activities on Disaster (NIRAPAD) has initiated the preparation of monthly report on disaster incidences in Bangladesh with the aim of providing all stakeholders comprehensive information on the disaster events and their impacts; responses by Government and other stakeholders and lessons learned.

22 Feb 2015 description

Highlights

  • 16,755 people affected by Aila benefitted from the comprehensive recovery efforts

  • 265 families benefited from core family shelters

  • 30 deep tub-wells and 250 rainwater collection ponds were created to collect freshwater

  • 3 km of embankments were rebuilt to protect against floods; 3km of afforestation implemented to protect against soil degradation/landslides

20 Feb 2015 description

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Post-Crisis Environmental Assessment

CHAPTER 2
Post-Crisis Environmental Recovery

CHAPTER 3
Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding

CHAPTER 4
Disaster Risk Reduction

CHAPTER 5
The Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC)

18 Feb 2015 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Climate change is likely to increase river salinity leading to shortages of drinking water and irrigation, and significant changes in the aquatic ecosystems in the Southwest coastal areas of Bangladesh during dry season by 2050.

  • Increase in soil salinity may lead to decline yield by 15.6 percent of high-yielding-variety rice and reduce the income of farmers significantly in coastal area.

12 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

523,592 Refugees and asylumseekers
2,361 Identified unaccompanied minors
1,393,736 Stateless persons
20,000 Estimated irregular maritime departures in 2014

Population of concern

A total of 2.7 million people of concern including 1.4 million stateless and over 700,000 internally displaced.

12 Feb 2015 description
report World Bank

DHAKA, February 9, 2015 – The Government of Bangladesh today signed a $300 million financing agreement with the International Development Association (IDA) for the Income Support Program for the Poorest Project. IDA is the World Bank’s concessional arm that helps the world’s poorest countries.

11 Feb 2015 description

NATURAL DISASTERS AND CONFLICTS IN ASIA-PACIFIC

FEWER LIVES LOST

In 2014, Asia and the Pacific experienced 126 natural disasters, which affected a total of 85 million people. Significantly, casualties were a quarter of what they were in 2013, with nearly 4,000 people killed by disasters in the region. Floods and landslides were the primary causes of death according to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED).

11 Feb 2015 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 10 Feb 2015 15:05 GMT
Author: Alisa Tang

BANGKOK, Feb 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Disaster-prone communities should be involved in planning their infrastructure to help ensure basic services can weather storms, floods and other disasters, researchers said.

Read the full article on AlertNet.

11 Feb 2015 description
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Statistics on International Development 2014
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Annexes: Statistics on International Development 2014

Introduction

Statistics on International Development (SID) is an annual publication that provides an overview of official UK spend on international development. The publication is the official release of finalised 2013 estimates, updating the previous provisional estimates1 published in April 2014. The publication covers:

  • Total UK spend on international development for the 2013 calendar year;

  • Trends for the last five years;

  • Key breakdowns by destination country or organisation, type of assistance and purpose;

10 Feb 2015 description

Genève, 2 février (HCR) – Après le succès de la première campagne en 2014, la Fondation IKEA a lancé lundi une nouvelle collecte de fonds dans les magasins à travers le monde pour financer des programmes d'énergie renouvelable et d'éducation au Bangladesh, au Tchad, en Ethiopie, en Jordanie et au Soudan.

La campagne « Un brillant avenir pour les réfugiés » se déroule depuis le 1er février jusqu'au 29 mars dans plus de 300 magasins IKEA et 40 pays. Pour chaque ampoule LED achetée dans les magasins participants, la Fondation IKEA versera un euro au HCR.