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27 Jun 2014 description
report HOPE'87

Swim for your lives. Every year some areas of Bangladesh suffer from severe floods and mudslides. Nevertheless, many Bangladeshi children do not know how to swim and therefore are potential victims to drowning. In the context of our project “Children & Sports in Bangladesh”, which was launched in 2013 and recently reached completion, HOPE’87 conducted several swim classes, particularly for street kids and disadvantaged children, in order to improve their chances of surviving in a disaster situation. Consequently, the child mortality rate due to drowning has already decreased.

23 Apr 2014 description

From December 2012 to July 2013, three NGOs from the National Alliance for Risk Reduction and Response Initiatives consortium (Solidarités International, Islamic Relief and Oxfam) implemented a Food Security response after flash floods that occurred in the North Western districts of Bangladesh.

The response focused on cash for work to support affected households in covering their basic food needs as well as repairing and strengthening community infrastructure. Vulnerable people that were unable to work received unconditional cash grants.

13 Jan 2014 description

Period covered by this Operation Update: 4 July 2012 to 30 September 2013

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,753,139

Appeal coverage: To date, the appeal is 95 per cent covered in cash and kind. The IFRC DREF allocation has been replenished. With this final report, this emergency appeal will be closed. As there is still a remaining balance of CHF 1,643 currently outstanding, IFRC seeks to transfer the funds over the next 30 days to the Bangladesh development operational plan 2014 under its disaster management components.

02 Jan 2014 description

This volume is the third of an annual series, which aims to provide the reader with regularly-updated assessments on the changing nature and dynamics of environmental migration throughout the world. The idea for it stemmed from the course 'Environment and Migration', taught at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) of Sciences Po. The course, which is thought to be the first of its kind in the world, examines the complex relationship between environmental change and migration flows. The best of these papers have been selected and edited, and are presented in this volume.

09 Dec 2013 description

2012 at a Glance

30,000 women lifted their families out of extreme poverty.

105,700 young children received specialized nutritious food from WFP to prevent and treat undernutrition.

1,848 communities built assets that help protect their homes and fields from natural disasters and the effects of climate change.

2.3 million schoolchildren ate a nutritious snack every day they attended class. More than half of these kids were supported by the government following a successful scale-up.

05 Sep 2013 description

Appeal history:

This Emergency Appeal was launched on 8 August 2012 for CHF 1,753,139 to support Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to assist 9,500 families (47,500 beneficiaries) for 10 months. The initial operation aimed to complete by 7 June 2013. However,

· considering the on-going works as well as follow-up activities, the operation asked for a timeframe extension and will continue until 30 September 2013. Thus, A Final Report will be available by 31 December 2013 (three months after the end of operation).

20 Aug 2013 description

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Changes introduced with the HIP amendment n°2 dated 2/08/2013

03 Jul 2013 description
report Islamic Relief

Almost 19,000 vulnerable families have received support to rebuild their lives and communities following disastrous flooding last year in Bangladesh.

A £2m project, delivered by a consortium of aid agencies including Islamic Relief, will come to an end in September.

Last summer, an estimated 1.3 million people were affected by heavy rains in Bangladesh – one of the most disaster-prone countries on the planet. Severe floods, water logging, landslides and flash floods drove people from their homes in the districts of Chittagong, Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar.

14 Jun 2013 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Good performance for the 2012/13 early season crops
  • Near record 2012 paddy harvest estimated
  • Rice prices remain generally stable at relatively high levels while wheat prices stabilise after a steady increase
  • Localized food insecurity persists
06 Jun 2013 description

Period covered by this Operation Update: 1 February to 15 May 2013

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,753,139

Appeal coverage: To date, the appeal is 81 per cent covered in cash and kind. The IFRC DREF allocation has been replenished.

Appeal history:

20 May 2013 description

Summary: CHF 292,693 was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC)’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 17 October 2012 to support Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance to 25,000 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

09 May 2013 description

Overview

A notable achievement by the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS)/ the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) was the very first photography exhibition on Red Cross Red Crescent works titled Mindscape held in Dhaka on 8 May 2012 in celebration of World Red Cross Red Crescent day. This event showcased disaster management and rehabilitation works that have been carried out over the years since 1971 war in Bangladesh.

19 Apr 2013 description

Key messages   

• Responding to emergency needs of people affected by monsoon floods in North West and South-East districts, and in the Southern island of Hatiya should be maintained.  

• Support for early recovery needs of those affected by repeated water- logging in the South-West, in sectors of food assistance, shelter, water and sanitation facilities, and livelihood support should continue.  

11 Mar 2013 description

GLIDE n° FL-2012-000106-BGD

Period covered by this Operation Update: 16 November 2012 to 31 January 2013

Appeal target (current): CHF 1,753,139

Appeal coverage: To date, the appeal is 81 per cent covered in cash and kind; and 83 per cent covered including contributions currently in the pipeline.

Appeal history:

18 Feb 2013 description

(extract)

In Cox„s Bazar, Sirajganj and Kurigram district, flood has caused serious damage to local livelihood, economy and infrustructure. A total of 5,000 people are affected by flood in 8 districts. In this critical situation, Red Crescent Youth (RCY) in the mentioned affected districts has provided crucial support for affeacted people through distributing cash, conducting relief activities and delivering primary health care services. Respective ULOs, representatives of Frderation and Unit Youth members have worked collectively in relief activities.

05 Feb 2013 description

Period covered by this update: 23 November to 21 December 2012

Summary: CHF 292,693 was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC)’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 17 October 2012 to support Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance to 25,000 beneficiaries. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

31 Jan 2013 description
report IRIN

DHAKA, 31 January 2013 (IRIN) - Donors and the Bangladeshi authorities have welcomed the recent implementation of the joint needs assessment (JNA) approach to better serve disaster-affected communities and reduce the harassment of survivors by multiple aid agency assessors.

23 Jan 2013 description
report Guardian

Floodwaters that used to create fertile ground for rice crops have become violent and random – with catastrophic consequences