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20 Nov 2015 description

This Preliminary Final Report informs a final reporting extension for two months – the Final Report will be available by 31 January 2016. The reporting extension is to accommodate the Lessons Learned Workshop (LLW) findings which is scheduled to be completed by end-December 2015. The LLW findings will be included in the Final Report. Upon clearing the expenses for LLW, the remaining unspent balance will be returned to DREF pot.

Challenges:

15 Jun 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY

WFP aims to achieve significant gains in reducing hunger and undernutrition in the coming years by implementing and developing — through effective partnerships — innovative nutrition and hunger solutions and responding to emergencies.

08 Jun 2015 description

Overview

The Asia Pacific zone (APZ) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) comprises the zone office in Kuala Lumpur, four regional offices in Suva (Pacific), Bangkok (Southeast Asia), Delhi (South Asia) and Beijing (East Asia) and 12 country offices, adopting a “best-positioned” strategy to support the national societies (NSs) in the zone according to their needs. Through this decentralized management structure, the Asia Pacific zone office directs the work of the regional and country offices.

17 May 2015 description

Project Introduction

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) has been implementing a four-year community-based programme titled ‘Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) programme’ with financial supports from the ‘Swedish Red Cross and technical support from IFRC since 2012. The programme aims to reduce the risk of vulnerable people by bringing them in decision making process and the impact of disasters on the lives of over 25,000 vulnerable people living in targeted flood, cyclone and waterlogged communities by:

29 Apr 2015 description

Overview

The BDRCS has continued the work to enhance communication with and involvement of beneficiaries in programmes. The live call-in radio program ‘Hello Red Crescent-We listen to you’ is the only one of its kind in Asia Pacific, and will rotate between community radio stations located in some of the most vulnerable areas of Bangladesh. A story has been published on this event on the IFRC public website.

30 Mar 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY

WFP aims to achieve significant gains in reducing hunger and undernutrition in the coming years by implementing and developing—through effective partnerships—innovative nutrition and hunger solutions and responding to emergencies.

To underpin the ambitious development agenda of the Government of Bangladesh, WFP focuses on enhancing the Government’s safety net programmes and on mainstreaming nutrition. WFP’s interventions are geographically directed to areas of greatest food insecurity and vulnerability, increasingly to urban slum areas.

23 Feb 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Retail price of food: The national average retail price of rice decreased after Aman harvest which started in November and that of wholemeal wheat flour (atta) remained stable at 36 Tk/kg since June. Prices of lentils (masur) and oil (palm oil) began to increase prior to the month of Ramadan (July 2014). Although prices of oil have been decreasing since after Ramadan, prices of lentils are on an increasing trend.

19 Jan 2015 description

During the 20th century, millions of people were forced to flee their homes in what is now Bangladesh. They were displaced both within the territory and to neighbouring areas by different triggers. As of January 2015, IDMC estimates that at least 431,000 people were displaced in the country as a result of conflict and violence. Information on their number and situation is limited, contested and outdated, however, with little known about the scale of new displacement in 2014.

19 Dec 2014 description

Thailand - When Typhoon Hagupit roared across the east coast of the Philippines two weeks ago, the death toll was in the tens, rather than in the thousands, unlike Typhoon Haiyan the previous year.

This was in part due to Hagupit being weaker than Haiyan, but mainly due to a massive evacuation effort by the Philippine authorities, assisted by IOM and other humanitarian partners.

16 Dec 2014 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Bangladesh is among the most vulnerable countries to flooding and climate change impacts.

  • Innovative community-driven adaptations are building climate change resiliency. Around 15,000 families escaped the calamity of recent floods and protected their homes and assets by building on elevated grounds.

25 Nov 2014 description

Pakistan: Drought conditions in Sindh have affected nearly 1.7 million people; nearly 500 have died in Tharparkar, including 296 children. In FATA, the number of people displaced by the military’s operation Khyber One in the Tirah Valley has grown to 440,000 people, adding to 993,000 displaced by operations in North Waziristan.

Liberia: Two million children are thought to be affected by the consequences of the Ebola epidemic. High levels of unemployment are affecting income: 70% of households in a recent survey said they do not have enough money to afford food.

25 Nov 2014 description
report Oxfam

Project NAME:
Developing Alternative Risk Transfer Mechanism of Disaster & Climate Vulnerable Communities

PROJECT OBJECTIVE:
Development of pro-poor river basin flood risk insurance cover for improved resilience of poor and vulnerable women, men, girls, boys, and the elderly in Sirajganj district of Bangladesh