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14 May 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Rice production in 2017 forecast to increase, but floods dampen prospects for main “boro” crop

  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 marketing year (July/June) forecast to increase to record levels

  • Rice prices increasing and at near-record highs, while those of wheat decreasing

Flash floods dampen prospects for 2017 main “boro” paddy crop

24 Mar 2017 description
report ActionAid

INTRODUCTION

ActionAid is working with poor communities across the world to support them in building their resilience to disasters, climate change and other shocks and stresses. This work is of ever-growing importance, not only because of changing weather patterns and rising temperatures increasing the likelihood of disasters, but also because of growing risks related to violent conflict, human and livestock epidemics, environmental degradation and political and economic crises.

10 Mar 2017 description

Operational Summary

  • 19-23 July: Heavy rains in the main river basins of Bangladesh and upstream catchments of India have caused severe flooding in the north and north-eastern parts of Bangladesh affecting 19 districts. Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) mobilized volunteers to provide immediate assistance, including evacuation services.

17 Jan 2017 description
report CARE

Aid organisation CARE International today issued a new report highlighting the top ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2016.

The report, Suffering in Silence, features food crises in Eritrea, Madagascar, North Korea and Papua New Guinea; conflicts in Burundi, Lake Chad Basin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan and last year’s monsoon floods in Bangladesh.

11 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

The South Asia region is prone to flooding, landslides, droughts and earthquakes, and faces a number of protracted conflicts and related internal and cross-border population displacement. By the end of March 2017, the refugee return crisis from Pakistan and Iran to Afghanistan – brought about by the obligatory or forced repatriation of Afghan refugees from both Pakistan and Iran to their country of origin – will affect an estimated 1.5 million people, 60 per cent of whom are children under 18.

30 Nov 2016 description

If children are taught how to respond to disasters and climate change, the whole community benefits

By Mushfique Wadud

KURIGRAM, Bangladesh, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Bangladeshi teacher Monjurul Islam was talking to his class of 10-year-olds about how the planet is heating up, when Mosammat Ferdousi stood up and asked: "We are experiencing heavy floods in the last few years - is this linked to climate change?"

26 Nov 2016 description

Need Analysis

Cyclone Roanu
- Joint response plan of HCTT targeted 35,000 HHs to provide support in terms of emergency shelter and NFIs.

Monsoon Flood
- People displaced by floods are staying on the nearest high ground to their houses. This includes roof tops, roads, and embankments as well as in flood shelters and schools.
- Over 250,000 houses have been damaged or completely destroyed.
- 16,770 houses have been washed away due to river erosion and over 65,000 houses/ homesteads have been damaged due to erosion.

21 Nov 2016 description

DHAKA – Some 42,500 people in northwest Bangladesh are to receive financial assistance through a WFP initiative, enabling them to buy food and other necessities they lost when the area was hit by recurrent monsoon floods from August.

18 Nov 2016 description

Operational Summary

19-23 July: Heavy rains in the main river basins of Bangladesh and upstream catchments of India have caused severe flooding in the north and northeastern parts of Bangladesh affecting 19 districts.
Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) mobilized volunteers to provide immediate assistance, including evacuation services.

28 Oct 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Aggregate rice production in 2016 forecast slightly below last year’s record level

  • Cereal imports in 2016/17 marketing year (July/June) forecast to decrease

  • Rice prices surged to record highs, while those of wheat are stable

Aggregate rice production in 2016 forecast slightly below last year’s record level

25 Oct 2016 description

THE CYCLONIC STORM ‘KYANT’ OVER EAST CENTRAL BAY AND ADJOINING AREA MOVED SLIGHTLY WESTWARDS OVER THE SAME AREA (NEAR LAT. 17.00N AND LONG. 90.50E) AND WAS CENTRED AT 06 PM TODAY (25 OCTOBER 2016) ABOUT 595 KMS SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CHITTAGONG PORT, 520 KMS SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF COX’S BAZAR PORT, 615 KMS SOUTH OF MONGLA PORT AND 555 KMS SOUTH OF PAYRA PORT. IT IS LIKELY TO INTENSIFY FURTHER AND MOVE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION.

24 Oct 2016 description

SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN: SL. NO. 09 (NINE): Date: 24.10.2016

The deep depression over east central bay and adjoining area moved slightly north-northwestwards over the same area (near lat. 16.50n and long. 93.00e) and was centred at 06 pm today (24 October 2016) about 650 kms south of Chittagong port, 560 kms south of Cox’s Bazar port, 760 kms south-southeast of Mongla port and 680 kms south-southeast of Payra port. It is likely to intensify further and move in a north-northwesterly direction.

12 Oct 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP, together with UNICEF, is responding to significant monsoon flooding in the north-west of Bangladesh. Food Security, Nutrition and WASH assistance will be provided to 150,000 people following confirmation of funding from the United Kingdom. The joint response has been informed by a Multi-sector Rapid Needs Analysis undertaken in August. WFP will provide food assistance to 42,500 people in the four most affected districts with unconditional cash transfers for three months beginning in November.

09 Oct 2016 description
report NIRAPAD
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Overview of Hazard Incidences in September 2016

Natural hazards that occurred in September include Boat and launch capsize, Lightening and Riverbank erosion. Apart from these hazards, Fire incident was the only manmade hazard reported in this month.

09 Oct 2016 description
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OUTLOOK

  • All Major river systems are in falling state.

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Ganges-Padma & Surma-Kushiyara rivers may likely continue to fall in the next 24 hours.

08 Oct 2016 description

OUTLOOK

  • All Major river systems are in falling state.

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Ganges-Padma & Surma-Kushiyara rivers may likely continue to fall in the next 24 hours.

05 Oct 2016 description

OUTLOOK

  • The Ganges river is in rising state while the Brahmaputra-Jamuna, the Padma & Surma-Kushiyara rivers are in falling state.

  • The Ganges river may remain steady in the next 24 hours.

  • The Padma river may likely fall in the next 24 hours.

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna & Surma-Kushiyara rivers may likely continue to fall in the next 24 hours

30 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Jointly organized with the Bangladesh Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, an earthquake simulation brought together key emergency response agencies, including government officials, NGOs and United Nations agencies in Sylhet on 30 August. The simulation exercise is designed to improve logistical readiness in order to reduce the impact of a future urban disaster.

22 Sep 2016 description

Summary of 10 day forecast:

  • Brahmaputra-Jamuna is in falling trend and may slightly rise in next 7 days.

  • Ganges river may remain steady

  • Padma river is in steady state and may remain so.

  • Rivers around Dhaka city may remain steady.