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27 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Monsoon-related flooding temporarily displaces at least 91,000 people

  • Tropical Cyclone Mora affects approximately 150,000 people in May

  • Insecurity in Kachin, Rakhine, and Shan drives sporadic displacement, limits humanitarian access

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

26 Jul 2017 description

Feature

China

Affected areas

Country-wide Cause of displacement Disaster

Figures More than 1.8 million new disaster displacements between 22 June and 12 July

Context

25 Jul 2017 description

Executive Summary

Bangladesh graduated to lower-middle-income country status in 2015 and enters the era of the Sustainable Development Goals from a solid base, having made progress in reducing poverty, hunger and undernutrition in recent decades.

Numerous policy instruments provide a conducive environment, and emerging programmes supported by reforms, notably in social protection, have the potential to reduce the levels of food insecurity and malnutrition, which remain high, affecting a large proportion of the population.

25 Jul 2017 description
  • Heavy rain in Bangladesh over the past few days has led to several landslides.

  • According to local media, as of 25 July at 7.00 UTC, at least four people have been killed in the districts of Sadar and Cox's Bazar (Chittagong division).

  • Over the next 24 hours, thunderstorms and locally heavy rain are forecast for the southern areas of the country, including the already affected ones. The Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) has issued a warning for risk of new landslides in the Chittagong hilly areas.

25 Jul 2017 description

Introduction

Since January 2014, Give2Asia has partnered with community-based organizations (CBOs) in South and Southeast Asia to understand best practices and learnings for locally-led disaster preparedness and community resilience. This work has helped Give2Asia to identify specific CBO partners as part of an extensive effort to make Disaster Preparedness a larger part of the portfolio of international philanthropists and corporate foundations.

This Paper’s Intended Audience

25 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

This is the second of a three-part series, "Resilience in the of the Eye of the Storm," on how Bangladesh has become a leader in coastal resilience. 

24 Jul 2017 description
report Save the Children

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Images – both photographs and films – are fundamental to how Save the Children communicates its work. Images are used for fundraising, campaigning and advocacy and in these ways support the aims and objectives of the organisation.

24 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Expand prosecutions, provide protections for Rohingya migrants

(New York, July 24, 2017) – A Thai criminal court’s sentencing of 62 people, including a military general, to long prison terms for their mistreatment of Rohingya migrants is a major step in combatting human trafficking in Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today. Thai authorities should build on this case by prosecuting human trafficking gangs and urgently providing protections for Rohingya migrants from Burma and Bangladesh.

22 Jul 2017 description

OUTLOOK

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

  • Most of the major rivers of South Eastern hilly region are in falling trend.

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

  • The Ganges river may likely to continue falling for next 48 hours.

  • The Padma river may likely to continue falling for next 72 hours.

  • The Surma-Kushiyara rivers may likely to fall in next 24 hours.

21 Jul 2017 description

Contents

405 Progress towards measles elimination in Bangladesh, 2000–2016

412 Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2017

Sommaire

405 Progrès réalisés en vue d’éliminer la rougeole au Bangladesh, 2000-2016

412 Fonctionnement de la surveillance de la paralysie flasque aiguë (PFA) et incidence de la poliomyélite, 2017

21 Jul 2017 description

by Hassan Ahmadul, Climate Centre, Dhaka

The Chinese Red Cross has donated US$100,000 to the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to assist with its ongoing monsoon flood-relief operation in wetland haor areas of the country’s north-east region.

“Vast areas of Bangladesh have been suffering a series of floods since March [leading] to crop destruction and food shortages,” a BDRCS news report announcing the donation said last week.

21 Jul 2017 description

A new study with icddr,b identifies various household and community level risk factors that increase the risk of Dengue fever virus (DENV) infection.

Children older than 6 years of age are more likely to be infected by this mosquito-borne pathogen. This may be connected to the fact that they spend more time in crowded places such as schools and parks, notes the study.

At the household level, the presence of ornamental potted plants, potential breeding grounds for mosquitos was found to increase the risk for DENV infection.

20 Jul 2017 description

FCO launches its Annual Human Rights report for 2016

Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy puts human rights centre stage of foreign policy.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has published its 2016 Annual Human Rights Report. The report covers the period from January to December 2016 and for the first time includes a dedicated section on modern slavery - a key UK Government priority.