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Bangladesh (MAABD001) - Programme Update 2

Programme purpose:

Bangladesh is one of the most disaster prone countries of the world. It is often buffeted with disasters like cyclone, floods, mudslides, and earthquakes. These disasters often put the people of Bangladesh in tough situations and further eroded an already weak socio-economic condition. As such, IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent) and BDRCS (Bangladesh Red Crescent Society) are working together to provide immediate relief and to improve the situation of people who are struggling with the impact of disasters regularly. The

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BANGLADESH: Community involvement key to disaster preparedness

Report
IRIN
DHAKA, 18 November 2010 (IRIN) - Working in one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, Bangladeshi aid groups have learned that well-intentioned disaster relief programmes without community participation do little to protect those communities in the long run.

"Communities have been living with disasters for much longer than we have been talking about disaster risk reduction," said Dilruba Haider, a director of NGO Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Centre (BDPC). [ http://www.bdpc.org.bd/ ]

"Unless you involve communities

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Donors failing to deliver aid for climate adaptation - report

Report
AlertNet
17 Nov 2010 11:59:00 GMT

Written by: Laurie Goering

LONDON (AlertNet) - A promised $30 billion in "fast-start" climate change aid will go largely to emissions-curbing projects rather than efforts to help vulnerable nations adapt to more extreme weather and rising seas, new research suggests.

Only between 11 and 16 percent of the money pledged so far by wealthy countries will go to support climate adaptation actions such as building sea walls and promoting new farming practices, according to a report published on Wednesday by the London-based International

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Afghanistan + 6 others
South Asia: Revised Sub-Zonal Plan 2011 (MAA52001)

Executive summary

The South Asia region is home to half of the world's population and is a region of great socio-economic contrasts as well as cultural and political diversity. The region includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and remains one of the most disadvantaged regions of the world. Situated on the most seismic-active crusts on earth, the frequency and magnitude of natural disasters in South Asia is high and continues to increase as a result of rapid and uncontrolled urbanization, deforestation and the effects of climate

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Afghanistan + 7 others
South Asia Appeal No. MAA52001 - Mid-Year Report

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: The aim of the International Federation is to coordinate and support efforts at country and regional level to assist South Asian national societies to scale up their work to improve the lives of vulnerable people.

Programme(s) summary: The focus of the South Asia regional programmes continues to be to work towards and integrated programming approach to cross-cutting issues. In disaster management, the programme continued to scale up disaster management/disaster risk reduction

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Nepal: Humla reeling under alarming food crisis

Report
Nepalnews.com
World Food Programme (WFP) has said nearly 75 percent of the population in Humla is under the grip of high level of food insecurity.

According to a fresh study carried out by WFP, more than 64 percent of the population in Bajura is facing acute food insecurity.

Other districts reeling under a high level of food insecurity include Mugu, Kalikot, Jumla, Dolpa, Dailekh, Rukum, Achham, Doti, Bajhang, Baitadi, Okhaldhunga, Khotang, and Udayapur.

The study report said, "Across Nepal, the population of moderately, highly and severely food insecure is estimated

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Albania + 38 others
Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Appeal No. MAA00010 Mid-Year report

This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: To increase the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) capacity to assist National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reduce the number of deaths, injuries and the impact of disasters through the timely and adequate financial support for disaster response from the DREF.

Programme(s) summary: At 30 June 2010, IFRC had made 73 allocations from the DREF to support 67 different operations for a total of 11,285,280 Swiss francs bringing assistance to over 3.5

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BANGLADESH: Unemployment, food prices spur growing hunger

Report
IRIN
DHAKA, 22 July 2010 (IRIN) - Rising unemployment and food prices and a sluggish economy are taking their toll on Bangladesh, where a growing number of people are struggling to survive.

"If I do not get work tomorrow or become ill, all my family members will go hungry," said Nur Islam, a 45-year-old Dhaka resident who hauls a rickshaw around town for US$3 a day to feed his wife and three children.

About 40 percent of Bangladesh's 160 million people live on less than $1 a day and are food insecure, according

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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NEPAL: Training farmers to adapt to unpredictable weather

Report
IRIN
KATHMANDU , 19 July 2010 (IRIN) - Rising temperatures, drought, floods and landslides have combined to kill crops and leave millions hungry in Nepal.

"Those traditional crops like rice, potatoes, wheat, maize, which were doing well decades ago are not doing so well recently," said Gehendra Gurung, Nepal programme leader of international NGO Practical Action. [http://www.practicalaction.org]

The number of highly food insecure people in Nepal - a country of about 29 million people still recovering from 10

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Norwegian Support Strengthens Disaster Management in Bangladesh

Dhaka: To further the reach of community-level disaster risk reduction and adaptation to climate change, the Government of Norway has committed 100 million Norwegian Kroner (USD 16 million) towards the Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme for 2010 - 2014.

The Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme - a joint initiative of the Government of Bangladesh and UNDP supported by the UK Department for International Development, the European Union, the Government of Sweden, the Government of Australia and now the Government of Norway represents a harmonized approach to supporting the

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Afghanistan + 5 others
South Asia: Appeal No. MAA52001, 2010 - Programme Update n°1

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2010.

In brief

Programme outcome: The aim of the International Federation is to coordinate and support efforts at country and regional level to assist South Asian national societies to scale up their work to improve the lives of vulnerable people. Programme(s) summary: The focus of the South Asia regional programmes continues to be to work towards and integrated programming approach to cross-cutting issues. In disaster management, the programme continued to scale up disaster management/disaster risk reduction

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Bangladesh: Appeal no. MAABD001 Programme Update

This report covers the period 01/01/2010 to 30/06/2010.

In brief

Programme outcome:

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) are providing funding and technical support to Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) for capacity building. IFRC and BDRCS are trying to achieve the goals of strategy 2020 through its activities. The national society with the help of IFRC is providing immediate and recovery support after every disaster: to save lives and protect livelihood of the community people.

Also, to enable healthy and safe living,

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Bangladesh: Appeal no. MAABD001 Mid-Year Report

This report covers the period 01/01/2010 to 30/06/2010.

In brief

Programme outcome:

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) are providing funding and technical support to Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) for capacity building. IFRC and BDRCS are trying to achieve the goals of strategy 2020 through its activities. The national society with the help of IFRC is providing immediate and recovery support after every disaster: to save lives and protect livelihood of the community people.

Also, to enable healthy and safe living,

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Afghanistan + 18 others
Asia Pacific Appeal No. MAA50001- Mid-Year Report

This report covers the period 01/01/2010 to 30/06/2010.

In brief

This programme update focuses on the work of the Asia Pacific zone office in the first six months of 2010 to provide leadership and guidance to the International Federation efforts to increase the impact of Asia Pacific national societies' humanitarian activities. Many societies across the zone have maintained a high level of programming in several new disaster response operations and continued comprehensive post-disaster recovery activities, while others have started

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Bangladesh: Cold Wave DREF Operation No. MDRBD005 Final Report

CHF 219,317 (USD 210,914 or EUR 148,704) was allocated from IFRC's DREF on 21 January 2010 to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to 50,000 people (approximately 10,000 families). At the Final Financial Report, expenditure is reported at CHF 200, 990 (USD 182, 140 or EUR 147, 868); and the balance of CHF 18, 327 (EUR 13, 483 or USD 16, 608) has been paid back to DREF.

The northern and south-western part of Bangladesh experienced a severe cold wave from mid December 2009 till the

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Bangladesh + 4 others
Bangladesh, Indonesia and Iran top natural disaster ranking - France, Italy, USA at "high risk"

Report
Maplecroft
Bangladesh, Indonesia and Iran have been rated as the nations most at risk from extreme weather and geophysical events according to a new study ranking 229 countries on their vulnerability to natural disasters.

The Natural Disasters Risk Index (NDRI), released by global risks advisory firm Maplecroft, has been developed to enable businesses and insurance companies to identify risks to international assets. It is calculated by measuring the human impact of natural disasters, in terms of deaths per annum and per million of population, plus the frequency

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INDIA: STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE FOR RESPONDING TO NATURAL DISASTERS 2010

Chapter - 1

INTRODUCTION

The world over it has been experienced that a prompt, well-coordinated and effective response mounted in the aftermath of disasters not only minimizes loss of life and property but also facilitates early recovery. The important ingredients of an effective response system are integrated institutional arrangements, state of the art forecasting and early warning systems, fail-safe communication system, rapid evacuation of threatened communities, quick deployment of specialized response forces and coordination and synergy among various agencies at various levels in

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Bangladesh: Cold Wave DREF Operation No. MDRBD005 Operation Update No. 2

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24 March 2010

Period covered by this update: 19 February to 23 March 2010

Summary: CHF 219,317 (USD 210,914 or EUR 148,704) was allocated from IFRC's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 21 January 2010 to support the national society in delivering immediate assistance to some 50,000 people (approximately 10,000 families).

From the middle of December 2009 until the end of January, the northern and south-western parts of Bangladesh

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OCHA Nepal Monthly Situation Update No. 58, 01 - 28 Feb 2010

I. HIGHLIGHTS

- Humanitarian agencies launch the Nepal Humanitarian Transition Appeal 2010 (on 10 March)

- Constitutional Committee adjourns its proceedings until further notice

- WFP has received US$8 million from DFID to food- and cash-for-assets programming

- Disaster Risk Reduction Tool Kit rolled out to Constitutional Assembly members

II. CONTEXT

During the reporting period, the overall political and security situation of the country remained moderately calm in comparison with the past month. However, there was continued insecurity,

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Bangladesh: Cold Wave DREF Operation No. MDRBD005 Operation Update No. 1

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Period covered by this update: 22 January to 18 February,2010

Summary: CHF 219,317 (USD 210,914 or EUR 148,704) was allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief

Emergency Fund (DREF) on 21 January 2010 to support the national society in delivering immediate assistance to some 50,000 people (approximately 10,000 families).

From the middle of December 2009, the northern and south western part of Bangladesh experienced a severe cold wave which lasted up to end of January 2010. The cold wave combined with