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Description: Since October 2016, some 74,000 Rohingya from Myanmar's Rakhine state have crossed into Bangladesh, joining an estimated 230,000 to 500,000 who had come before them. Use ReliefWeb's Topics pages to track complex humanitarian issues, including displacement and migration along the Bay of Bengal: http://bit.ly/bayofbengal
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21 Jun 2017
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Description: For the last fifty years, since 1966 when Diakonia was established, our focus has been on people exposed to injustice. We have been working on finding opportunities and co-operations to change their situation.
Bangladesh is one of the most populated countries in the world. The livelihood of the people has improved during the last years but the low-lying country is threatened by climate change and the sea level rise.
In the third filmclip we meet Sultana Begum, who started to work for Diakonia 1980. A role model who worked for gender equality when nobody else did. Bo Forsberg, Secretary General, who followed her work says that her fight for the rights of women and girls has been invaluable.
On our behalf Marika Griehsel, Simon Stanford and Anders Kronborg have produced four documentaries to describe our work, one from each region where we work.
03 Jun 2017
Description: A woman leader from a community in Bangladesh explained her unpaid care responsibilities before and after disasters, how it hampers her to participate in community DRR initiatives and decision-making processes, and how she has managed to overcome this barrier and lead DRR and response activities in her community.
25 May 2017
Description: Bangladesh is among the most vulnerable countries to climate change impacts. Almost every year the country suffers from major natural calamities which take a big toll on the local people. With help from local NGOs they have found innovative solutions. In drought-prone regions, the sufferers have learned to produce vermi compost to make the ground fertile again which has increased their harvest. People in the flood affected regions have learned to raise plinths in clusters which provide safety from floods. They don’t have to relocate frequently anymore they have started cultivating vegetables and rearing goats on the elevated land.
25 May 2017
Description: Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in primary education. Today, nearly 98% children attend primary school. 80% children completed primary education in 2015, which increased from 60% completion rate in 2010. The dropout rate has gone down significantly. With a vision of ‘education for all’, the government of Bangladesh has undertaken the Third Primary Education Development Program (PEDPIII), which covers Grades I through V and one year of pre-primary education. As PEDP III provides the necessary tools, Bangladesh has shown how access to education can build a better tomorrow.
25 May 2017
Description: Drowning is the leading cause of death among children 1-4 years old in Bangladesh, claiming the lives of 12,000 children annually.
In an effort to confront this public health challenge, Bloomberg Philanthropies funded the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and local organizations—including community daycare centers—from 2012-2017 in order to test different drowning prevention strategies.
In this short film, meet Adnan Hyder, MD, MPH, PhD, program director of health systems in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and director of the International Injury Research Unit.
"We at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health are not just interested in developing a solution," says Dr. Hyder, "but we also want to be partners in implementing that solution so that real lives can be saved around the world."
Learn more: https://www.bloomberg.org/program/public-health/drowning-prevention-program/
02 May 2017
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
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