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03 May 2019 description
report Direct Relief

Cyclone Fani expected to generate winds up to 124 miles per hour, and coastal communities are bracing for impact.

By Lara Cooper

Nearly 1 million people are being evacuated from coastal communities in India, ahead of a powerful cyclone expected to make landfall Friday.

02 May 2019 description

Disaster management authorities in India have mobilized in preparation for extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani, which is forecast to make landfall in Odisha on 3 May as one of the most intense tropical cyclones for 20 years.

Fani (pronounced as Foni) reached a peak of the equivalent of a Category 4 with maximum sustained wind speeds of 190 – 200 km/h, gusting to 220 km/h on 2 May, according to the India Meteorological Department.

02 May 2019 description

Includes different kinds of nutritional support and assistance in Bangladesh, Nepal and Haiti

Over 67,000 people in eight countries will benefit from nine projects totaling $2.9 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in March.

02 May 2019 description

Red Cross volunteers in the Indian state of Odisha are ramping up efforts to warn 20 million people of the imminent and potentially deadly arrival of Cyclone Fani.

Fani is predicted to make landfall on India’s east coast on 3 May. It is expected to bring heavy rainfall and strong winds which could lead to loss of life and injuries, as well as damaging houses, infrastructure and crops. An estimated 1,500 Indian Red Cross volunteers are working within communities to warn people at risk.

02 May 2019 description
report World Vision

2 May 2019 - World Vison is ready to respond to Cyclone Fani, which continues to intensify, threatening millions of families and their children in Bangladesh and India.

02 May 2019 description

Tropical Cyclone FANI continues moving north-northeast over the western Bay of Bengal, towards the north-eastern coast of India and western Bangladesh. On 2 May at 0.00 UTC, its center was located approximately 230 km south-east of Visakhapatnam City (Andhra Pradesh, India) with maximum sustained winds of 204 km/h.

02 May 2019 description

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[Updated 19 April 2019 to reflect the revisions to the flag signalling system]

The audio messages below, in Rohingya language, are designed to help communicate early warning of an approaching cyclone to Rohingya communities living in camps, without access to formal cyclone shelters.

02 May 2019 description

**Hyderabad, May 1, 2019: **Over 100 participants from eight South and South-East Asian countries attended today the “Regional Workshop on Fall Armyworm Management in Asia” organized in Hyderabad. ** **The Fall Armyworm (FAW) is one of the most destructive crop pests and has invaded crops in India and other countries in the region including Bangladesh, Thailand, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.

02 May 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• WHO Cox’s Bazar has undertaken a rapid review of the current Sexual and Reproductive Health(SRH), Mother and Child Health (MCH) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) services landscape.

• The Health Sector Cyclone Season Contingency Plan 2019 for Cox’s Bazar is updated now.

• A ‘’Non-communicable Diseases(NCD) Core Group” is being formed to serve as a common platform for health partners to take related activities forward.

01 May 2019 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 51 million Swiss francs, to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 260,000 people in Cox’s Bazar until 30 June 2020.

01 May 2019 description

THE VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM “FANI” ECP: 970 hPa OVER WESTCENTRAL BAY AND ADJOINING AREA MOVED NORTHWARDS FURTHER OVER THE SAME AREA (LAT. 14.8°N, LONG. 83.9°E) AND WAS CENTRED AT 06 PM TODAY (1ST MAY 2019) ABOUT 1205 KM SOUTHWEST OF CHATTOGRAM PORT, 1160 KM SOUTHWEST OF COX’S BAZAR PORT, 1060 KM SOUTHWEST OF MONGLA PORT AND 1070 KM SOUTHWEST OF PAYRA PORT. IT IS LIKELY TO INTENSIFY FURTHER AND MOVE IN A NORTH /NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION.

01 May 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Cyclone Idai: Media monitoring

Latest incidents affecting response efforts

From 21 to 31 March 2019 Insecurity Insight partnered with Standby Task Force, a global network of digital humanitarians, to monitor local news and social media sources in the aftermath of the Cyclone Idai to see if these sources can provide useful insights on the security context for aid agencies. This Monthly News Brief starts with the information from this special monitoring before covering all other countries with information from main stream media.

01 May 2019 description
report Xchange

In March 2019, Xchange returned to Bangladesh to conduct a survey with Rohingya refugees living in protracted displacement. - This is what we found.

INTRODUCTION