Description: Our teams in Bangladesh are working to improve the health of children under the age of five and of their mothers. Terre des hommes also trains local communities so that they are better prepared for natural disasters.
26 Apr 2017
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Description: The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), supported by International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), has started distributing food assistance to more than 19,000 people. These people from Myanmar's Rakhine state have been residing in host communities in Bangladesh since October 2016. The ten day distribution, in the rural villages, was launched on April 10 in Teknaf area. The food ration should cover the needs of the families for one month. The assistance came following a joint needs assessment done by BDRCS and ICRC that indicated the dire food insecurity among the new arrivals from Myanmar. The BDRCS & ICRC have been responding to most urgent needs of the families from Rakhine since the beginning of the crisis. They provide health services in two major health complexes in Teknaf and Ukhia. There are also attempts to restore family links services.
24 Apr 2017
Description: When it comes to natural disasters, few countries are as exposed as Bangladesh. From floods to cyclones and earthquakes, the country is among the most vulnerable worldwide.
Bangladesh's high population density means a relatively small event can immediately affect a huge population. In a bid to help communities better prepare for these recurring natural hazards, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Operations supported the creation of the National Alliance for Risk Reduction and Response Initiative (NARRI), a consortium which has become central to the country’s Disaster Risk Reduction policies.
Over the past six years, this group of dedicated aid agencies has been working closely with both communities and local authorities to help build a disaster-resilient Bangladesh.
Video by NARRI
06 Feb 2017
Description: This video was filmed during the implementation of the IOM Development Fund funded project "Assessing the climate change, environmental degradation and migration nexus in South Asia", a regional project in Bangladesh, Nepal and Maldives to provide an assessment of climate change, environmental degradation and migration dynamics based on which a Model Plan of Action for strategic interventions has been drafted. This will form the basis for a regional framework to address the challenges related to the migration-environment and climate change nexus in South Asia.
South Asia, comprising eight countries including Bangladesh, Maldives and Nepal, is affected by a range of natural disasters including floods, glacial lake outburst floods, storm surges, droughts, cyclones and heavy precipitation. These disasters take a huge toll as they displace thousands of people every year. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has predicted that slow-onset and sudden-onset disasters will increase in severity and frequency, threatening lives and livelihoods across the region. To provide evidence to this issue and assess these trends, the International Organization for Migration has produced an assessment study on climate change, environmental degradation and migration in South Asia. The study contains a review of literature and policies, as well as findings from field research conducted in Bangladesh, Maldives and Nepal. To ensure that climate migration is comprehensively addressed, the study also contains model plans of action ‒ developed after a consultative process at the national level ‒ that can be implemented.
The final report is available here: http://environmentalmigration.iom.int/assessing-climate-change-migration-nexus-south-asia
20 Jan 2017
Description: The Income Support Program for the Poorest is helping vulnerable rural populations in Bangladesh find a way out of poverty and access better healthcare. Through conditional cash transfers, this program aims to encourage mothers to use child nutrition and growth monitoring services to promote their children’s health and cognitive development.
22 Nov 2016
Description: There was a time when 70 percent of Bangladesh suffered from poverty. But the nation has made remarkable progress through innovative programs to promote solar power, education, equality, food security and health. Be inspired and watch how #ItsPossible to #EndPoverty.
14 Oct 2016
07 Sep 2016
Description: With our eleven commitments (http://buff.ly/2b5wMNt), we have focused on meeting people’s essential needs and developing solutions with and for those impacted; investing in local capacities, and putting people at the centre of the response through local and national empowerment and building community resilience.
Watch the video produced by ACT member Christian Aid which remember us that humanitarian action is first and foremost about humanity.
19 Aug 2016
Description: Since 2010, Concern Bangladesh’s DIPECHO (Disaster Preparedness ECHO) programme has been helping communities to prepare and protect themselves against natural disasters. Learn more about our work in Bangladesh: www.concern.net/bangladesh.
Produced by NARRI, a consortium of 10 international NGOs in Bangladesh, this video documents the work of three members of this consortium in the area of disaster risk preparedness.
Credit: DIPECHO programme/ NARRI partners communication staff/ Timothy Webster from Reelmedia.
17 Aug 2016
Description: Communities and families in the Khagrachari, Bandarban and Rangamati districts of Chittagong Hill Tracts, in southern Bangladesh have been struggling to sustain their livelihoods. Since mid-2014, the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) and ICRC's economic security programme has been helping these vulnerable families and communities to regain their capacity to cover their essential needs with dignity. The programme aims to develop sustainable agriculture, livestock and small business initiatives through cash grants.
21 Jul 2016
Description: In Bangladesh’s south-western district of Satkhira, residents face flooding so regularly that entire areas are waterlogged for months on end, severely affecting farming activities in the predominantly agricultural region. With no source of income, impacted populations are left with little or no means to meet daily needs or to maintain their day-to-day livelihoods. With an aim to reduce the vulnerability of the affected families and restore their livelihood resources, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has funded a project in the area. This project will enable communities to apply agricultural practices designed to enhance people's social protection, eventually opening the road to a better life.
Read more about other humanitarian projects in Bangladesh funded by the EU: http://bit.ly/1mrYqWG
Video by FAO
29 Apr 2016
Description: Approximately 20 years after initially coming to international attention, an estimated 20 million people in Bangladesh – mostly rural poor – still drink water contaminated over the national standard.
15 Apr 2016