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DMIC Situation Report on Countrywide Inundation - August 30, 2014

Highlights

  • Saturday, 30 August 2014 : 16:30 BST Countrywide Inundation Situation Special Instruction (if any): RAINFALL AND RIVER SITUATION SUMMARY AS ON AUGUST 30, 2014.

  • The Brahmaputra, Ganges and Meghna are in falling trend while Jamuna and Padma are in rising trend.

  • The Brahmaputra, Ganges and Meghna may likely continue to fall in next 72 hours and Jamuna may start to fall after 24 hours.

  • The Padma may likely to rise in next 48 hours.

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Rainfall and River Situation Summary as on August 30, 2014

OUTLOOK

  • The Brahmaputra , Ganges and Meghna are in falling trend while Jamuna and Padma are in rising trend .

  • The Brahmaputra, Ganges and Meghna may likely continue to fall in next 72 hours and Jamuna may start to fall after 24 hours.

  • The Padma may likely to rise in next 48 hours.

  • The rivers around Dhaka City (Buriganga, Balu, Turag and Tongi Khal) may likely to rise in next 72 hour but may remain their respective danger level.

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ACT Alliance Alert: Flooding in Northwest Bangladesh

Report
ACT Alliance

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

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Rainfall and River Situation Summary as on August 29, 2014

OUTLOOK

  • All the Major river system are in rising trend except Ganges.

  • The Ganges may likely to fall in next 72 hours and Surma-Kushiyara system may continue to fall in next 72 hours.

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and Padma may likely to rise in next 72 hours.

  • The rivers around Dhaka City (Buriganga, Balu, Turag and Tongi Khal) may likely to rise in next 72 hour;Turag at Mirpur may cross danger level in next 72 hours..

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DMIC Situation Report on Countrywide Inundation - August 28, 2014

Highlights

RAINFALL AND RIVER SITUATION SUMMARY AS ON AUGUST 28, 2014.

  • All the Major river systems are in rising trend except Ganges.

  • The Ganges may likely to fall in next 72 hours and Surma-Kushiyara system may continue to fall in next 72 hours.

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and Padma may likely to rise in next 72 hours.

  • The rivers around Dhaka City (Buriganga, Balu, Turag and Tongi Khal) may likely to rise in next 72 hours, but may remain under their respective Danger Levels.

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Humanitarian funding analysis: Bangladesh floods

  1. Key messages
  • Donors have committed/contributed US$20.7 million of humanitarian funding to Bangladesh so far in 2014 – a decline from previous years. None of this amount is in response to the current floods.

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ACAPS Briefing Note: North Bangladesh: Floods

People have taken shelter on embankments, high ground, roads, and in flood shelters. Food and cooking material, safe drinking water, and emergency shelter are reported as the main immediate priority needs.

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Bangladesh: Floods, Information bulletin n°1

Most of them have taken shelter on the embankments (around 20,000 people), high grounds, roads and flood shelter and are in immediate need of food and safe drinking water.

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Rainfall and River Situation Summary as on August 27, 2014

OUTLOOK

  • All the Major river system are in rising trend except Ganges.

  • The Ganges may likely to fall in next 72 hours and Surma-Kushiyara system may continue to fall in next 48 hours.

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and Padma may likely to rise in next 72 hours.

  • The rivers around Dhaka City (Buriganga, Balu, Turag and Tongi Khal) may likely to rise in next 72 hours, but may remain under their respective Danger Levels.

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Fifth Annual Disaster Relief Exercise Closes in Bangladesh

By Ms. Angela Kershner
USARPAC

DHAKA, Bangladesh, August 26, 2014 — The fifth annual Pacific Resilience Disaster Relief Exercise and Exchange (PR DREE) drew to an end during a closing ceremony at the Lakeshore Hotel in Dhaka Thursday.

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Bangladesh floods leave thousands homeless, damage crops

Source: Reuters - Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:10 GMT

By Serajul Quadir

DHAKA, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Heavy flooding across Bangladesh has forced thousands of people from their homes and caused severe damage to crops, with officials on Tuesday warning the situation could worsen as floodwaters poured into the capital, Dhaka.

Read the story on AlertNet

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For more humanitarian news and analysis, please visit www.trust.org/alertnet

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Bangladesh + 1 other
Canada Announces Support to Improve Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Bangladesh

Canadian leadership improving research and services for women and children across the developing world

August 26, 2014 - Mississauga, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

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World + 48 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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WFP Starts Food Distributions Following Floods In Kurigram, Sirajganj And Jamalpur

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributing biscuits fortified with micronutrients to more than 30,000 people severely affected by recent floods in six upazilas of Kurigram, and one upazila each in Sirajganj and Jamalpur. WFP is working in coordination with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief and local government.

“Many households’ earthen cooking stoves have been destroyed or are under water. The distribution of fortified biscuits provides much needed relief assistance to them,” explained WFP Representative Christa Räder.

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Pharmacist Training Has Big Impact in Bangladesh

Report
AmeriCares

Training program successful in pilot phase, benefits pharmacy staff and patients

In Bangladesh, it’s not hard to find a pharmacy. But trained pharmacists are in short supply – fewer than one for every 10,000 Bangladeshis—so patients receive prescription medicine without oversight, increasing risk for damaging side effects, antibiotic resistance or worse.

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Bangladeshi Girls Seek Equal Opportunity

By Naimul Haq

RANGPUR, Bangladesh, Aug 25 2014 (IPS) - Until five years ago, Shima Aktar, a student in Gajaghanta village in the Rangpur district of Bangladesh, about 370 km northwest of the capital Dhaka, was leading a normal life. But when her father decided that it was time for her to conform to purdah, a religious practice of female seclusion, things changed.

The young girl, now 16 years old, says her father pulled her out of school at the age of 11 and began to lay plans for her marriage to an older man “for her own protection” he said.

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Cambodia + 5 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (19 - 25 August 2014)

Heavy seasonal rain has caused flooding that has killed at least 45 people in Cambodia. In Nepal, 123 people have died, while the death toll in India is 41 in flood-related incidents.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Myanmar + 5 others
South-East Asia Irregular Maritime Movements

UNHCR: Over 20,000 people risked lives in Indian Ocean in first half of 2014

A new UNHCR report on irregular maritime movements in South East Asia estimates that 20,000 people risked their lives in sea crossings in the first half of this year. Many were Rohingya who fled Myanmar and arrived in the region suffering the effects of malnutrition and abuse during the journey. Several hundred people were also intercepted on boats heading to Australia.