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30 Jun 2014 description

Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme Conducted series of climate change adaptation research studies and the current issue derived local level hazard maps on flood , storm surge & salinity. Based on the study a research publication has been done already. Considering the importance of data and information in the hazard for decision making by the policy stakeholder , the shorter person policy brief has be been developed and published .

05 Jan 2012 description

Sirajganj, Bangladesh─ When the rain-swollen Jamuna River breached its banks and inundated Sirajganj town 4 years ago, the streets were under knee-deep water, forcing shutdowns of businesses and schools. Even after the rain stopped, the floodwaters took more than 2 months to recede. Roads were ravaged and the town’s poor drainage system ceased to function. Residents returned to homes that were no longer fit to live in.

19 Aug 2011 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 December to 30 June 2011

Appeal target (current): CHF 14.1 million (USD 13.73 million or EUR 9.31 million);

Appeal coverage: 74%;

Appeal history:

• This Operations Update extends the emergency appeal to 30 June 2012 to enable the completion of the warehouse construction.
A Final Report will be submitted on 30 September 2012.

• Operation update 17 extended this emergency appeal until 31 December 2010, only for the warehouse construction under the organizational development component.

30 Mar 2011 description

Today, through a bridge and road inauguration ceremony in Haripur VDC, Sunsari district, the U.S. Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi, representatives of USAID, local government, and media celebrated the accomplishments of USAID’s Flood Recovery Program. The program helped more than 800,000 people in eight flood-affected districts of the Terai.

19 Dec 2010 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 September to 30 November 2010

Appeal target (current): CHF 14.1 million (USD13.73 million or EUR 9.31 million);

Appeal coverage: 74%;

Appeal history:

- Operation update 17 extended this emergency appeal until 31 December 2010, only for the warehouse construction under the organizational development component.

20 Sep 2010 description

Emergency appeal n=B0 MDRPK001

GLIDE n=B0 FF-2007-000082-PAK and TC-2007-000084-PAK

Operations update n=B0 19

Period covered by this Ops Update: 16

April 2010 to 31 August 2010

Appeal target (current): CHF 14.1 million (USD 13.73 million or EUR 9.31 million);

Appeal coverage: 74%;

Appeal history:

- Operation update 17 extended this emergency appeal until 31 December 2010, only for the warehouse construction under the organizational development component.

- Operations update 15 extended this appeal until 31 December 2009 only for the activity under …

03 May 2010 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 16 Dec 2010 to 15 April 2010

Appeal target (current): CHF 14.1 million (USD 13.73 million or EUR 9.31 million);

Appeal coverage: 65%;

Appeal history:

- Operation update 17 extended this emergency appeal until 31 December 2010, only for the warehouse construction under the organizational development component.

- Operations update 15 extended this appeal until 31 December 2009 only for the activity under organizational development component.

- Operations update 13 signalled the revision of the budget to CHF 10.2 million and extension till …

29 Dec 2009 description

Emergency appeal n=B0 MDRPK001

GLIDE n=B0 FF-2007-000082-PAK and TC-2007-000084-PAK

Operations update n=B0 17

Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 October to 15 December 2009

Appeal target (current): CHF 14.1 million (USD 13.73 million or EUR 9.31 million);

Appeal coverage: 99%;

Appeal history:

- This operations update further extends this emergency appeal until December 2010; only for the warehouse construction under the organizational development component.

- Operations update 15 extended this appeal until December 2009 only for the activity under organizational …

22 Dec 2009 description
report Sphere India

Executive Summary

The Sphere Handbook is a tool for improving humanitarian response. It's a living document which is most widely recognized and used by the I/NGOs, United Nations agencies and different actors involved in humanitarian response. The first edition of the Handbook was published in year 2000 and the revised edition was in 2004.

18 Dec 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

GENEVA, 18 December 2009 - Five years after an earthquake off the coast of Indonesia triggered a massive tsunami that spread throughout the Indian Ocean, UNICEF issued a report summarizing the results of its relief and recovery programmes in the eight affected countries.

View report: Tsunami Report 5 Year Anniversary

The tragic events of December 26, 2004 caused destruction on an unprecedented scale. Nearly 230,000 people were killed - the majority of them women and children.

18 Dec 2009 description
report UN Children's Fund

Overview

The December 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake off the coast of Indonesia triggered a massive tsunami that spread throughout the Indian Ocean, leaving nearly 230,000 dead or missing and devastating communities.

02 Dec 2009 description

DHAKA / GENEVA -- The UN independent experts on human rights, water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque*, and on human rights and extreme poverty, Magdalena Sep=FAlveda**, will visit Bangladesh from 3-10 December to collect first hand information about on the relationship between access to safe drinking water, sanitation and poverty.

"In Bangladesh, extreme poverty is interrelated with limited or lack of access to safe drinking water and sanitation," said the experts in a joint statement before starting the country visit at the invitation of the Government.

01 Dec 2009 description
report World Bank

Geography coupled with high levels of poverty and population density has made South Asia especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

Speaking ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark from December 7 to 18, 2009, Richard Damania, World Bank Lead Environmental Economist for the South Asia Region said the region faces daunting climate-related development challenges. "Impacts ranging from of higher temperatures to more variable precipitation and more extreme weather events are already being felt in South Asia.

12 Nov 2009 description

Hong Kong - Dhaka, Manila and Jakarta are topping a WWF ranking of the climate vulnerability of 11 major cities in Asia.

As Heads of States gather in Singapore for the APEC summit, WWF says that developed and developing countries must cooperate to prepare these cities for a brutal climate future, highlighting that their vulnerability is yet another compelling reason for a fair, ambitious and binding deal at the Copenhagen Climate Summit in December.

According to Mega-Stress For Mega-Cities, many of the …

23 Oct 2009 description

Improving the Academic Performance and Nutrition of Children in Gaza

From October 2009 to June 2010, Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is partnering with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to provide daily school lunches/snacks to approximately 6,200 children attending 8 elementary and preparatory schools in Gaza.

30 Sep 2009 description
report World Bank

The Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change study (EACC) will inform the international community's efforts to provide new and additional resources to developing countries through a better understanding of the global costs of adapting to climate change. It will also help decision makers at the national level to better cost, prioritize, sequence and integrate robust adaptation strategies into their development plans and budgets.

Climate Change Vulnerability in Bangladesh

With 140 million people, Bangladesh is one of the world's densest nations and also one of the most …

16 Sep 2009 description

Period covered by this Ops Update:16 May to 16 September 2009

Appeal target (current): CHF 14.1 million (=B1USD 13.73 million or =B1EUR 9.31 million)

Appeal coverage: 99%;

Appeal history:

- A Preliminary Emergency Appeal for Cyclone Yemyin/floods was launched on 4 July 2007 for CHF 10.38 million (USD 10 million or EUR 6.6 million) for six months to assist 98,000 beneficiaries (14,000 families)

- CHF 250,000 was allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 2 July 2007.

- A Revised Emergency Appeal was launched on 17 July for …