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20 Jun 2016 description

Situation Overview

  • A massive fire has occurred in Bajo town under Wangduephodrang Dzongkhag in the early hours of 17 June 2016 around 2 am.

  • The fire has razed 6 structures consisting of five single-storied houses and 1 two storied house. A nearby concrete building was also partially damaged by the fire.

  • Eleven families lost all their belongings to the fire.

  • The fire was contained at 6 am in the morning and relief support to the affected families initiated by the Dzongkhag Administration.

17 Jun 2016 description

1. Introduction

The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) has organized the exercise of collecting the cases of disasters/hazards that occurred 2015 in order to create their shapefiles and produce localization maps and at the same time keep the disaster/hazard records in the Database.

The activity was planned in two quarters (Quarter Ill8c1V) and entitled "Organize and conduct Hazard and Disaster Mapping in Prone Areas Nationwide".

08 Jun 2016 description
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First to Respond : A Success Story of Community Volunteers
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Wall Collapse: Changing Attitude in Community Response

CARE Bangladesh is implementing Building Resilience of the Urban Poor (BRUP) Project through its local partner VERC with the financial assistance of C&A Foundation. BRUP is trying to address both shocks and stresses by simultaneously working at both community and institutional levels, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and Bangladesh National Plan for Disaster Management. Under this project, a number of two hundred Urban Community Volunteer have been trained by the BFSCD.

01 Jun 2016 description

Period covered: January to December 2015

The DREF allocated a total amount of CHF 19,762,920 in 2015, to 77 different National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to support their response to 109 disaster events. The amount was 3.6 per cent lower than forecast but 3 per cent higher the amount allocated in 2014. The amount of allocations made as start-up funding for emergency appeal operations continued its upward trend against the last two years, with a small increase of 5 per cent against 2014 figures.

13 May 2016 description

The wildfire situation in Amur Region is stabilizing today: no thermal spots have been caught by satellites. None the less, the team of Emergency Ministry rescuers keep patrolling the settlements and airmobile teams are moving around. More than 1,000 people and 200 units of equipment with aircraft among them are on standby.

10 May 2016 description

Nearly 60 people were left homeless when a fire broke out at the Umpiem refugee camp in Thailand’s Tak Province on Saturday.

The fire that started in the camp’s Zone-C and destroyed 13 homes, leaving 58 people empty-handed and in need of assistance, said the zone’s administrator Naw Lwe Say.