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12 Dec 2017 description

To assist South Asia with post disaster response due to the recent flooding and population displacements in the region, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People’s Republic of China has partnered with the United Nations Development programme (UNDP), to provide US $12 million to support early recovery efforts in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal.

10 Nov 2017 description

Question

What lessons can we draw from Bangladesh and other refugee-hosting countries on how to leverage change to policies, laws and practices applied to refugees? In what situations have we seen drastic shifts towards more protective legal and policy frameworks? What endogenous and exogenous factors and incentives have contributed to those shifts and what were the associated risks?

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07 Nov 2017 description

The flight of the Rohingya has caught the world’s attention. Since 25 August, more than half a million men, women and children fled from one country to another in search of safety and respite.
The conditions of those now living in Bangladesh, having crossed from Myanmar, are dire. Many have arrived with just the clothes they happened to be wearing; they arrive scarred, wounded, traumatised.

20 Oct 2017 description

Question

What innovative WASH options exist for situations of severe population overcrowding and limited space? What lessons have been learned from their application?

Summary

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. ­­­­

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.

07 Sep 2016 description
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The learning theme for the event focused on water-related disasters and climate change, managing vulnerability and risks within the Asia and Pacific region. This publication presents highlights from the event.

11 Dec 2015 description

December 10, 2015 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced funding that will help advance gender equality, protect human rights and reduce gender-based violence in developing countries. The announcement was made on the final day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

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.

13 Oct 2014 description
report Islamic Relief

As the world marks the International Day for Disaster Reduction, Islamic Relief highlights seven of its projects that are helping vulnerable communities to reduce their risk from disasters.

Developing early warning systems in Bangladesh

15 Sep 2014 description
report Oxfam

Millions of people across South Asia have been affected by the massive floods of August and September 2014.

Donate online now to Oxfam's Disaster Response Fund. This ensures that Oxfam can quickly respond wherever and whenever the need is greatest.

Bangladesh

08 Sep 2014 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Nepal Red Cross Society and the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), have launched an Emergency Appeal and DREF respectively. While the Indian Red Cross Society and Pakistan Red Crescent Society have yet to determine if external assistance is required, and is therefore not seeking funding or other assistance from donors at this time.

02 May 2014 description
report Malteser

Focus on people with disabitlities in disaster risk reduction programs in 10 Asian countries

Asia-Pacific is the world’s most vulnerable region for natural disasters and extreme weather events. Every year, hurricanes and floods in those regions bring death and destruction, affecting hundreds of thousands. Although disasters affect all population groups, it is the most vulnerable among them that suffer the greatest burden: persons with disabilities.

28 Jan 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

A staggering 27 million children are out of school in South Asia

Kathmandu, 28 January 2014 - A new study released today by UNICEF’s Regional Office for South Asia and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) finds that a staggering 27 million children between the ages 5-13 are out of school in four countries of South Asia.

22 Jan 2014 description

Chronic conflict, 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 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S.

22 Nov 2013 description

Report urges stronger legal protections for women and girls affected by HIV in health care settings

Bangkok – A report from four Asian countries reveals serious gaps in the legal means of protection of the rights of HIV-affected women and girls in health care settings. Human rights violations include discriminatory treatment by medical workers, breaches of confidentiality, forced sterilization and abortions, denial of services and care, and misinformation on standards of care.

26 Sep 2013 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief’s Bangladesh Country Director Shabel Firuz and Holby City actor Hugh Quarshie available for interview

Islamic Relief is implementing a new £9.5 million programme to protect nearly half a million people at risk from drought and floods in five poor countries, funded by the charity’s 2012 Ramadan appeal and match funding from the Department for International Development.

02 Jul 2013 description
report International Alert

Resilience is the best defence: Improving local and national responses to climate change and security

International Alert’s latest research, produced in collaboration with the South Asia Network for Security and Climate Change (SANSaC), looks at the relationship between the environment and security in South Asia.