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by Reuters
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 11:00 GMT

Many people are still missing and the death toll could rise further as rescuers search for bodies

  • Death toll rising as rescuers recover more bodies

  • Bangladesh likely to see more rains in next 24 hrs

  • India offers help to Bangladesh with rescue efforts (Updates death toll; adds fresh landslides, paragraph 4; weather forecast in paragraph 9)

By Ruma Paul and Zarir Hussain

14 Jun 2017 description

SITUATION

• Heavy rain in Bangladesh over the past few days have led to several landslides in the Chittagong Division.

• Local media, as of 14 June, reported that landslides have caused 142 deaths.

• In addition to mudslides, the rains caused severe flooding in low lying areas, causing significant damage to road and communication infrastructure. Remote communities in Bandarban, Chittagong and Rangamati districts have been cut off and remain without water, electricity, and food supplies.

14 Jun 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Aid in Danger partner agency incidents. Partner agencies operate in 21 countries. Agencies reported 32 incidents in 11 countries and 22 security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in five countries.

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report NIRAPAD

Overview of Landslides, June 2017

Depression originated at northwest Bay of Bengal and adjacent areas causes extreme rainfall in the coastal regions on June 12, 2017 and triggered massive landslides in three districts of southeast Bangladesh i.e. Rangamati, Bandarban and Chittagong. About 132 people including several rescuer (officers and members of the army) have been killed by this landslides in these three districts. Scores more were hurt and many remained missing. Rescue operations were delayed due to bad weather, but were continuing with difficulties.

14 Jun 2017 description

In spite of several measures to prevent irregular entries to Europe and irregular movement between European states, refugees and migrants continue to enter the region as well as travel on irregularly from one European country to others, albeit at a significantly reduced scale.

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June 14, 2017: Deadly mudslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains yesterday in southeastern Bangladesh are estimated to have so far claimed 135 lives. This disaster occurred just two weeks after Cyclone Mora killed 9 people and caused significant damage across the region. In addition to mudslides, the rains caused severe flooding in low-lying areas, causing significant damage to road and communication infrastructure. Remote communities in Bandarban, Chittagong and Rangamati districts have been cut off and remain without water, electricity, and food supplies.

14 Jun 2017 description
report World Bank

Bangladesh is one of most vulnerable countries to climate change due to its unique geographical position. The Government has set up a multi-donor trust fund Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund (BCCRF), a ‘one-stop’ mechanism for large-scale climate change financing in Bangladesh. The Community Climate Change Project (CCCP) is one of the two windows of BCCRF, and videos highlighted show how the project recognizes the importance of local empowerment and NGOs in community-based programs and services.

Challenge

14 Jun 2017 description

This Annual Report highlights the impact of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. In 2016, the Joint Programme provided support to 45 countries, including through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors.

14 Jun 2017 description

Switzerland - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) reports that 73,189 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 11 June, with almost 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 211,433 arrivals across the region through 11 June 2016.

13 Jun 2017 description

Death toll can go up as rescuers search for bodies

DHAKA, June 13 (Reuters) - At least 94 people were killed in Bangladesh on Tuesday when landslides triggered by heavy rain buried hillside homes, officials said.

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13 Jun 2017 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 1,296,519 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 50,000 people for six months. The operation focuses on the following sectors: water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH); shelter; food security and livelihoods; disaster risk reduction (DRR) and National Society capacity building. The Appeal also reflects the allocation of 64,273 Swiss francs to support the IFRC’s role as convenor of the IASC Shelter Cluster.

13 Jun 2017 description

Dhaka/Kuala Lumpur, 13 June 2017 – Southeast Bangladesh is reeling from the effects of the monsoon season as days of severe rains have triggered landslides in the Chittagong Hills, reportedly killing more than 40 people and leaving dozens missing.

13 Jun 2017 description

BANGLADESH - The United Nations remains concerned about the safety and welfare of victims of Severe Cyclone Storm Mora, two days after it damaged homes and facilities across the southern part of Bangladesh.

13 Jun 2017 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 11 Jun 2017): 61,762
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 11 Jun 2016): 51,768

Total arrivals 1 Jun - 11 Jun 2017: 1,459
Total arrivals 1 Jun - 11 Jun 2016: 3,917

Average daily arrivals in June 2017: 49
Average daily arrivals in May 2017: 744

Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 11 Jun): 1,782

11 Jun 2017 description

Shelter

9.300 HouseholdsTargeted
2,200 Reached
3 Makeshift settlements
2 Refugee Camps

Partners: IOM, ACF, UNHCR, UNICEF, Save the Children

• A total 9,300 households with severe shelter damage, and lacking the capacity to self-repair, are targeted for the first phase (4,000 targeted for Kutupalong, 1,500 for Balukhali, 2,300 for Leda, 1,500 for Shamlapur) of response for emergency shelter and NFI distribution in three makeshift settlements and Shamlapur.

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Key Figures

30 Partners

76 Unions with partner presence

74,000 UMNs New Arrivals since Oct 2016

100,000 UMNs in makeshift settlements

33,000 Registered refugees in two camps

Overview

10 Jun 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Bangladesh is urgently seeking US$ 1.5 million to boost emergency reproductive health services and safety for women, girls and newborns impacted by Cyclone Mora.