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Advancing Food Security in a Changing Climate

Report
World Bank
Agricultural production needs to increase by 70% by 2050 to feed a world population of 9 billion.

In the next 40 years, agricultural land will be lost to urbanization, desertification, sea level rise and increasingly salty water.

Bangladesh, Kenya eye climate-smart farming practices.

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March 15, 2011 - In November 2007, powerful Cyclone Sidr claimed the lives of thousands of people in Bangladesh and wiped out a lot of the country's rice crop. A year later, Bangladesh became

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Gender Equality Results Case Studies: Bangladesh

This publication is part of the commitment of the South Asia Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to gender equality results in its operations, selected among ADB priority sectors: urban development, rural infrastructure (including irrigation and other water infrastructure), and education. The case studies provide an overview of gender issues in selected sectors, and gender design features and implementation arrangements that contributed to achieving gender-related targets in six ADB projects, with focus on mechanisms, processes, and structures supported
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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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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.

Cet article ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues des Nations Unies. Voir IRIN droits d'auteur pour les conditions d'utilisation.

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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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Bangladesh: Plan 2010-2011 (MAABD001)

Executive summary

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) as the leading humanitarian organization plays the leading role in responding to any disaster in Bangladesh and is working with the most vulnerable section of the population in a comprehensive and integrated manner.

The BDRCS priority areas are disaster management, health and care and organizational development focusing on the global agenda goals. The disaster management (DM) programme will focus on the following key issues: i) improving BDRCS's ability to predict and

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COMMISSION DECISION of on the financing of emergency humanitarian actions in Bangladesh from the general budget of the European Union (ECHO/BGD/BUD/2010/03000)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No.1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1, and in particular Article 2 (a) and Article 13 thereof;

(1) A flash flood struck the six north-eastern districts of Bangladesh (Haor area) in mid- April 2010, just a few weeks before the annual rice harvest. These communities subsist with only one rice crop per year. Some 200,000 hectares of standing rice crop, ground nut, sweet potato and summer vegetables were quickly submerged. Rice crop

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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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Battling on the Frontlines: Bangladesh and Climate Change

Sonali Huria

Research Officer, IPCS

e-mail: sonali@ipcs.org

Bangladesh, Cambodia and the Maldives recently signed an agreement with the European Union (EU), which is aimed at assisting developing countries, particularly Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Asia to battle the onslaught of climate change. As per the agreement, the EU will provide 13.5 million Euros to the three countries, of which the biggest chunk, 8.5 million, will be granted to Bangladesh with the remaining amount being distributed among the other two. The joint

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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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Bangladesh + 4 others
Five Countries Receive Food Security Support Through Multi-Donor Fund

Report
World Bank
  * Bangladesh, Haiti, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Togo receive first round of funds from multi-donor Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP).

  * GAFSP created in response to call by G-20 leaders for the World Bank Group to work with interested donors.

  * Founding donors include Canada, South Korea, Spain, the United States and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

June 23, 2010-In Rwanda, one of the world's most densely populated landlocked countries, farmers face an uphill battle - literally - to get the best they can from the soil.

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Bangladesh + 4 others
Sécurité alimentaire : le fonds multi-donateurs attribue ses premiers dons à cinq pays

Report
World Bank
  * Le Bangladesh, Haïti, le Rwanda, la Sierra Leone et le Togo sont les cinq premiers bénéficiaires du Programme mondial pour l'agriculture et la sécurité alimentaire (GAFSP).

* Le GAFSP a été mis en place par le Groupe de la Banque mondiale afin d'encadrer les promesses de dons faites par le G20 en septembre 2009.

* Les membres fondateurs du GAFSP sont le Canada, la Corée du Sud, l'Espagne, les États-Unis et la Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates.

Le 23 juin 2010 - Le Rwanda est un pays enclavé dont la densité de population est l'une des plus élevées du monde.

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River flooding, erosion hitting earlier than usual in Bangladesh

Report
AlertNet
By Syful Islam

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AlertNet) - Hundreds of people in Sirajganj district, northwest of the capital city of Dhaka, lost their homes and crops to unusually early flooding and river erosion this year, a development experts believe is linked to climate change.

"Usually such flooding comes in late May. But this year the flood and river erosion took place at least one and half months before. This is bit unusual," said Ainun Nishat, a senior climate change adviser with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature in Dhaka.

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Bangladesh: Situation Report No.173 - River Erosion

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NIRAPAD
Name of Disaster: River erosion

Locations: Netrokona, Kurigram, Sherpur and Gaibandha District of Bangladesh

Netrokona

Erosion has taken a serious turn in Dugrapur upazila as Someshwary and other rivers became full to their brim in the last few days due to heavy rain. Onrush of hill water from across the border added to the situation.

At least 300 dwelling houses and over 500 acres of cropland at Dakumara, Kamarkhali and Ranikong villages under Durgapur upazila have been devoured by the river in the last one week rendering

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Bangladesh: Situation Report No.172 - Storm

Report
NIRAPAD
Name of Disaster: Nor'wester

Locations: Gaibandha and Joypurhat District of Bangladesh

Nor'wester storm killed one person and injured at least 32 others in Gaibandha and Joypurhat on 6 and 7 June, 2010.

Gaibandha District

An old woman was killed and 17 others were injured in Gaibandha as a nor'wester lashed two upazilas. The storm hit Gobindaganj and Sunderganj damaging over 200 dwelling huts and uprooting scores of trees. Four shops in Mohimaganj Bazar under the upazila were destroyed when a big banyan tree fell on the roofs. At least 30 schoolhouses,

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BANGLADESH: Landless numbers on the rise

Report
IRIN
DHAKA, 8 June 2010 (IRIN) - When Roton Mia could no longer make ends meet working for US$2 a day, he sold his land in central Kishoreganj District to feed his wife and two children.

With no choice but to move to a slum in Dhaka, the capital city, Mia and his family are now among millions of Bangladesh's landless.

"When you need to feed your family and you do not have enough income, selling your land is the only way to survive," the 35-year-old said. "There are many problems in the slum, like a water crisis, a lack of space - but I have no option to go anywhere."

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Bangladesh: Situation Report No.171 - Flood

Report
NIRAPAD
Disaster Title: Flood
Location of the Disaster: Moulovibazar and Lalmonirhat District of Bangladesh

Event Details:

Hakaluki haor, Moulvibazar

About 25 thousand hectares of Aus paddy land including 3500 hectares of seedbeds in villages adjacent to Hakaluki Haor in Kulaura, Juri and Baralekha upazilas of Moulvibazar district has gone under water as heavy downpour inundated fresh areas during the last couple of days.

The flooding has compelled authorities to close 30 primary and high schools and a college around the water body

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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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Storms kill 12 Bangladeshis, 2,000 made homeless

DHAKA, May 25 (Reuters) - Lightning during a fierce hailstorm in Bangladesh killed 12 people and injured 30, police and disaster management officials said.

More than 2,000 people were made homeless as the storms battered dwellings in three districts.

Maximum casualties were reported from Nawabganj district 320 km (200 miles) north of the capital Dhaka.

Vast swathes of crops were damaged and trees and electrical poles uprooted in the seasonal tropical storms, which kill dozens, sometimes hundreds, of people in Bangladesh every year. (Reporting

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