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Key recommendations for Disaster Risk Reduction mainstreaming into post disaster emergency response in the North Western part of Bangladesh

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.

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Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides - Emergency Appeal appeal n° MDRBD010 Final Report

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.

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The State of Environmental Migration 2013 - A review of 2012

The publication gathers a variety of cases studies, such as Typhoon Bopha, planned development-induced migration from hydroelectric dams in China and the Lower Mekong Delta and slow-onset droughts displacing pastoralists in Kenya.

International Organization for Migration:

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Bangladesh + 1 other
Bangladesh Annual Report 2012

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.

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Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides (MDRBD010) - 12-month emergency appeal operation update

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).

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Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Bangladesh (ECHO/BGD/BUD/2013/91000) Last update: 02/08/2013 Version 3

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

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

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A future for flood-hit Bangladeshi families

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.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Bangladesh 12-June-2013

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
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Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides Emergency appeal n° MDRBD010 Operation update n°4

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:

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Bangladesh: Tropical Storm DREF operation n° MDRBD011 - Final Report

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.

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Bangladesh (MAABD001) Annual Report 2012

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.

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ECHO Factsheet Bangladesh/South Asia – April, 2103

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.  

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Bangladesh: Floods and Landslides Emergency appeal n° MDRBD010 Operation update n°3

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:

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Monthly Activity October 2012

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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.

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Bangladesh: Tropical Storm (MDRBD011) - DREF Operation Update no 2

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.

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Needs assessment fatigue in Bangladesh

Report
IRIN

Unified, evidence-based assessment of needs will help donors, NGOs and the government to respond more effectively in an emergency

IRIN:

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

Une sélection d'articles d'IRIN sont publiés sur ReliefWeb. Trouvez d'autres articles et analyses d'IRIN sur http://www.irinnews.org

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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Bangladesh's once welcome floods are now harbingers of disaster

Report
Guardian

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

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Bangladesh: Cold wave (MDRBD012) - DREF Operation

Bangladesh Red Crescent delivered blankets to 75,000 severely affected people in 21 districts.

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GIEWS Country Brief: Bangladesh 14-December-2012

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable weather at the start of the 2012/13 cropping season

  • Record 2012 paddy harvest estimated

  • Rice prices remain generally stable at low levels while wheat prices continue to rise

  • Localized food insecurity persists