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14 Jun 2018 description

In the South Asia region, flash floods account for a significant portion of the casualties and property damages that result from flooding. Given that flash floods can occur at any time or place, with potentially disastrous results, there is an urgent need to prioritize efforts that aim to improve early warnings capabilities.

12 Jul 2017 description

Bangkok, Thailand – Six years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of Japan has committed funding to UNDP to improve disaster risk information and carry out tsunami-awareness programmes in schools across the Asia-Pacific region. ­­­­

27 Jun 2017 description

BANGLADESH

On June 13, Bandarban, Chittagong, Rangamati, Khagrachari and Cox’s Bazaar districts suffered from one of the deadliest landslides in Bangladesh history affecting around 80,000 people. The disaster killed an estimated 160 people, including 115 people in Rangamati alone. Emergency shelter and water, sanitation and hygiene services are key priorities according to initial assessment results. The Humanitarian Coordination Task Team is finalizing an inter-agency response plan.

80,000 people affected

CHINA

02 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF ramps up aid delivery for children and families affected by severe weather in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Myanmar

NEW YORK/BANGKOK/KATHMANDU, 1 June 2017 – At least 1.3 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance across the Bay of Bengal region following severe weather over the past six days, UNICEF has warned. Devastation wrought by Cyclone Mora in Myanmar and Bangladesh, and torrential monsoon rains across Sri Lanka have left children homeless and in need of protection, nutrition and health services.

31 May 2017 description
report American Red Cross

Volunteer teams from the Bangladesh Red Crescent were out in full-force this weekend as Cyclone Mora barreled towards the South Asian country. Volunteers helped their neighbors before the storm struck—working with local government authorities to evacuate more than one million people from low-lying coastal areas such as Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, and some of the offshore islands. Red Crescent teams spread early warnings in communities via megaphone and also helped families find safety in storm shelters.

30 May 2017 description

SG/SM/18542

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned by the devastating impact caused by Cyclone Mora on Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The United Nations stands ready to scale up its support to the Government-led response efforts in both countries.

For information media. Not an official record.

29 May 2017 description

by Reuters
Monday, 29 May 2017 13:09 GMT

Floods reached roof level and cut off access to many rural Sri Lankan villages, disrupting life for half a million people

  • Sri Lanka sees worst disaster from torrential rains since 2003

  • Bangladesh still recovering from flash floods in April

  • Storm likely to hit Bangladesh coast Tuesday morning

By Ruma Paul and Dinuka Liyanawatte

28 Feb 2017 description

Key facts, figures and examples of how we support actions to better mitigate the risks of disasters and support humanitarian response work that is underpinned by UNFPA’s unique mandate encompassing sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, population data and youth empowerment.

23 May 2016 description
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  • TC ROANU formed over the southwestern Bay of Bengal, near the southeastern coasts of India, on 18 May. On 21 May morning (UTC) it made landfall in the division of Chittagong (Bangladesh) with approx. max. sustained wind speed of 102 km/h. It later moved into India and Myanmar/Burma, over Mizoram and Manipur states (India) and eventually dissipated over Sagaing region (Myanmar/Burma).

19 Apr 2016 description
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South Asia - version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2016/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 14 800 000

11 Sep 2015 description
South Asia - version 8
Technical Annex - version 9

0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Seventh modification

Due to the heavy floods and landslides end of June in the districts of Chittagong,
Bandarban and Cox’s Bazar in the Southeast of Bangladesh, the humanitarian response takes the needs of natural disaster affected people into consideration. For this reason, an amount of EUR 160 000 had to be shifted from man-made crisis specific objective to natural disasters specific objective.

Sixth Modification

14 Mar 2015 description

Six countries in Asia are taking the lead in collaboration with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization to deliver “blue growth” – a regional initiative which aims to promote the intensification of aquaculture production in an ecological and sustainable way, FAO officials announced today.

The six countries, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam are taking the lead to pilot plans to upgrade aquaculture in order to help meet the food security needs of a growing global population – expected to top nine billion people by 2050.

14 Nov 2014 description
South Asia version 1
Technical Annex - version 1

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 23 000 000

1. CONTEXT

This HIP covers the response to natural and man-made disasters as well as disaster preparedness, disaster risk reduction and resilience activities in South Asia. For the response to natural and man-made disasters, this HIP focuses largely on Bangladesh, India and Nepal, with the potential for interventions to new disasters also in Sri Lanka .

17 Oct 2014 description

Chronic conflicts, earthquakes, recurrent seasonal storms, floods, droughts, and severe winter weather, as well as limited government response capacity, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in South Asia. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

01 Sep 2014 description

BANGLADESH

More than one million people in 17 districts are affected by floods. The Joint Needs Assessment reports that communities across nine of these districts identified the priority sectors as food, sanitation and livelihoods. Humanitarian organizations are complementing relief efforts of the Government. The Directorate general of Health Services deployed over 500 medical teams to tackle a variety of flood related health problems in the affected areas.

1 million people affected

17 flooded districts

SRI LANKA

07 Jul 2014 description
infographic Terre des hommes
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(EN): In Asia, Terre des hommes (Tdh) uses both action and advocacy in order to protect children from all forms of abuse, trafficking and exploitation. Tdh develops community awareness and informs relevant stakeholders with the aim of better protecting children and respecting their fundamental rights. The Foundation also works towards improving access to basic services (sanitation, schools, etc.) .Finally, during humanitarian crises, Tdh provides emergency aid, as well as technical, material and human support to the local populations.