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14 May 2019 description

Cox’s Bazar – Dr. Samir Howlader remembers less than two years ago when most health services were delivered on foot or in rented ambulances to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees streaming into Bangladesh from Myanmar.

14 May 2019 description

KEY FEATURES

♦ Cyclone Preparedness was in full swing. IOM responded to the threat of Cyclone Fani forming over the Bay of Bengal with cross-cutting preparedness programming including Tie-Down Kit distribution, shelter strengthening, awareness raising sessions and capacity building of Mobile Medical Teams, among many other activities

14 May 2019 description

COMMUNICATION PROCESS

When a cyclone event is confirmed

ISCG contacts Energy and Environment Coordinator (EETWG)

EETWG Coordinator contacts the Area of Responsibility (AoR) focal points (IOM and UNHCR)

Distributors are responsible for implementing the necessary safety measures in LPG Depots (Action Plan outlined below)

14 May 2019 description

Since August 2017, over 745,000 refugees from Myanmar have crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, bringing the total refugee population to close to one million. The overcrowded camps coupled with and high-risk bamboo usage for construction, mostly untreated, and cooking fuels, heightens the vulnerability to fire incidents.

14 May 2019 description

Background

Situated in the disaster-prone region of Bangladesh, Cox’s Bazar is extremely vulnerable to natural calamities. Owing to the low elevation of the shores, the region has faced catastrophic floods and cyclones in the last few decades.

Through its varied workstreams, WFP aims to implement tailored interventions as preparedness measures to ensure that at-risk communities are prepared for and resilient to monsoon (June – October) and cyclone (October – November, April – June) seasons.

14 May 2019 description

LIQUID PETROLEUM GAS (LPG)

For a full view of IOM and UNHCR Areas of Responsibility, please consult the Shelter/NFI Dashboard

  • Distribution of LPG and monthly refills are ongoing in refugee and host communities. In total, 245,000 families are planned to be reached by July 2019.

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, and ensures crosscutting linkage between sectors

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.