Earlier today, the United Nations Development
Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Bangladesh signed an agreement to
launch a USD 14.444 million initiative, aimed at substantially reducing
the impact of natural and man-made disasters on the people of Bangladesh
over the next five years.
UNDP contributed USD 6.340 million towards
the initiative, while the United Kingdom Department for International Development
(DFID) gave a further USD 8.104 million through UNDP.
Bangladesh, one of the world's most densely
populated countries, is prone to frequent disasters including, cyclones,