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.
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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.
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 :
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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Post-Crisis Environmental Assessment
Post-Crisis Environmental Recovery
Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding
Disaster Risk Reduction
The Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC)
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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;
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.
Asia Report N°264
9 Feb 2015