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14 May 2019 description

Who are We?

The Energy and Environment Technical Working Group (EETWG) provides a platform for the identification of environmental priorities and solutions in Cox’s Bazar. Supported by the Bangladeshi government, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, the EETWG acts as a think tank, provides technical advice to partners, ensures cross-cutting linkage between sectors and advocates for resource mobilisation.

Our Objectives

13 May 2019 description

Executive Summary

The Needs Assessment Working Group is mandated to inform the humanitarian community about the Cyclone “Fani” causing humanitarian impact and assess the needs of distressed people of Bangladesh. This report has attempted to capture an overview on of the scope of the damage, disruption and distress caused by “Fani,” as well as to highlight any possible future risks. The report will be used to strengthen further disaster preparedness and risk reduction measures under the leadership of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief.

13 May 2019 description

Cox’s Bazar is at risk of cyclones forming out of depressions in the large Bay of Bengal between April and June, and September and December. Cyclonic storms form when large masses of air begin rotating at high speed around a low-pressure area. The Bay of Bengal stretches from the Bangladesh coast in the North to the latitude of southern Sri Lanka in the south, and from the Indian coast in the west to Myanmar and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

13 May 2019 description

TSUNAMIS ARE A TERRIFYING PHENOMENON.

They have claimed lives, demolished homes and destroyed communities across the world. In the past 100 years, 58 tsunamis have killed more than 260,000 people, higher than any other natural hazard.

Tsunamis are a series of enormous waves usually started by earthquakes below or near the ocean. They can be also caused by volcanic eruptions, submarine landslides, and coastal rock falls, or even a large asteroid.

Did you know that the word ‘tsunami’ combines the Japanese words ‘tsu’ (harbour) and ‘nami’ (wave)?

12 May 2019 description

PART I: PROGRESS AGAINST STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES AND KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

OVERVIEW - MARCH - AUGUST 2018 KEY ACHIEVEMENTS AND CHALLENGES

12 May 2019 description

The 2019 Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya refugee response is only 18 per cent funded, as of 12 May 2019, with USD 165 million received against the overall needs of USD 920 million.
Continued donor support through early disbursement of funds, is essential to agencies better plan interventions, allocate resources and provide consistent assistance to beneficiaries.
JRP Partners are grateful for the ongoing and generous support from donors who have collectively contributed with over USD 1.14 billion since the onset of the crisis, 25 August 2017

11 May 2019 description

The Food Security Sector in partnership with 26 partners implemented programs to assist 1,037,831 people in the camps (86%) and in the host communities (14%). Food assistance has reached 880K people in 32 camps by GFD, E-voucher and complementary food.

Home gardening, Business Skills Training, Agriculture programs have continued to support 141,936 people livelihoods in the Host Communities in Ukhia and Teknaf. Two e-voucher outlets in Camp 17 and Camp 13 kicked off in March 2019.

10 May 2019 description

10 May 2019, Geneva - Tropical storms, monsoon floods, conflict and violence displaced 13.4 million people across South Asia and East Asia and the Pacific last year, according to a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

The Global Report on Internal Displacement reveals that 9.6 million new displacements were recorded in East Asia and the Pacific, and 3.8 million in South Asia, an overall increase compared with 2017.

10 May 2019 description

KEY FINDINGS

Internal displacement is a global challenge, but it is also heavily concentrated in a few countries and triggered by few events. 28 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and disasters across 148 countries and territories were recorded in 2018, with nine countries each accounting for more than a million.

10 May 2019 description

Cox’s Bazar – When Cyclone Fani – one of the most powerful Indian Ocean storms of the past decade – barrelled up the Bay of Bengal a week ago making landfall in northern India and western Bangladesh, it left 24 people dead, a trail of destruction and thousands displaced. Some 2.6 million people – a million in India and 1.6 million in Bangladesh – were evacuated from its path, potentially saving thousands of lives.

10 May 2019 description
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10 May 2019, Geneva – A record 41.3 million people are displaced inside their own countries because of conflict and violence, according to a new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

09 May 2019 description
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Highlights

• The cyclonic storm Fani has dissipated after crossing Bangladesh with much less damages and impact than initially anticipated.

• At the same time, 14 people were killed and 45 sustained injuries due to lightning, falling trees and house collapses.

• Of an estimated 1,666,000 people who were evacuated to cyclone shelters across affected areas of western and southern Bangladesh, most have returned home by 5 May.

09 May 2019 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

In support of the Government of Bangladesh, the humanitarian community in Cox’s Bazar has been engaging in preparedness for possible extreme weather affecting the Rohingya refugee camps and host communities, with Cyclone Fani focusing efforts in the end of April. Further cyclones are a probability this season: cyclone preparedness remains a key priority.

  • A 72-hour response plan for an extreme weather event has been agreed in Cox’s Bazar.

09 May 2019 description

Located in South- Eastern Bangladesh, thousands of wavy hills, greens rainforest, strong stream rivers, mountains make Bandarban one of the most beautiful and geographically distinctive regions in Bangladesh. The district is home to about 14 ethnic community groups, including Marma, Mro, Tripura, Chakma, Khyang, Tonchonga, Pangku, Bum, Khume, Lushei and Chak.