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These guidelines are intended to help Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) incorporate effective gender-sensitive and inclusive approaches into their disaster management strategies when assisting communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.
Prices of food in Bangladesh went up in the last few months. Rice and wheat prices were 15-17% higher than international prices.
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About this Document
Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP) has developed the guidebook, Community Risk Assessment (CRA) to assist Bangladesh to meet the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) to mainstream risk reduction within development and operational planning and also to ensure that scientific inputs influence community risk assessment processes. Plan Bangladesh and Islamic Relief Worldwide Bangladesh work with the children who suffer from vicious cycles of sustained poverty and become marginalized and discriminated in all walks of life.
This manual is based on consultations with and inputs from a number of local, national, regional and international experts and stakeholders including the Ministry of Primary Education (MoPE), Government of Bangladesh, Comprehensive Disaster Management Program (CDMP). The consultation process was conducted at three levels; first with the teachers, school management committee and students in different parts of the country focusing on multi hazard such as Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Netrakona, Khulna, Sathkhera, Shyomnagar and Jamalpur areas of Bangladesh.
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The decision will enable WFP to continue development programmes to reduce malnutrition and improve the food security of ultra-poor households in Bangladesh until the end of 2011.
The one-year extension of the ongoing country programme will not only strengthen our partnership with the Government but also support Bangladesh in achieving …
Summary: CHF 125,874 (USD 113,575 or EUR 91,697) was allocated from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent's (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 22 June 2010 to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to 1,300 families (approximately 6,500 people) affected by landslide in Cox's Bazaar and Bandarban districts.
BDRCS, with the support of IFRC under the DREF operation, responded to the landslide that occurred in Cox's Bazaar and Bandarban, two south-east districts of Bangladesh, on 15 June 2010 by …
This report covers the period 1 July to 31 December 2010.
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