Bangladesh: Floods - Apr 2010
Agricultural production needs to increase by 70% by 2050 to feed a world population of 9 billion.
In the next 40 years, agricultural land will be lost to urbanization, desertification, sea level rise and increasingly salty water.
Bangladesh, Kenya eye climate-smart farming practices.
March 15, 2011 - In November 2007, powerful Cyclone Sidr claimed the lives of thousands of people in Bangladesh and wiped out a lot of the country's rice crop.
Bangladesh is one of the most disaster prone countries of the world. It is often buffeted with disasters like cyclone, floods, mudslides, and earthquakes. These disasters often put the people of Bangladesh in tough situations and further eroded an already weak socio-economic condition. As such, IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent) and BDRCS (Bangladesh Red Crescent Society) are working together to provide immediate relief and to improve the situation of people who are struggling with the impact of disasters regularly.
This publication is part of the commitment of the South Asia Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to gender equality results in its operations, selected among ADB priority sectors: urban development, rural infrastructure (including irrigation and other water infrastructure), and education.
DHAKA, 18 November 2010 (IRIN) - Working in one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, Bangladeshi aid groups have learned that well-intentioned disaster relief programmes without community participation do little to protect those communities in the long run.
"Communities have been living with disasters for much longer than we have been talking about disaster risk reduction," said Dilruba Haider, a director of NGO Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Centre (BDPC).
17 Nov 2010 11:59:00 GMT
Written by: Laurie Goering
LONDON (AlertNet) - A promised $30 billion in "fast-start" climate change aid will go largely to emissions-curbing projects rather than efforts to help vulnerable nations adapt to more extreme weather and rising seas, new research suggests.
Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) as the leading humanitarian organization plays the leading role in responding to any disaster in Bangladesh and is working with the most vulnerable section of the population in a comprehensive and integrated manner.
The BDRCS priority areas are disaster management, health and care and organizational development focusing on the global agenda goals.
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No.1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1, and in particular Article 2 (a) and Article 13 thereof;
(1) A flash flood struck the six north-eastern districts of Bangladesh (Haor area) in mid- April 2010, just a few weeks before the annual rice harvest. These communities subsist with only one rice crop per year. Some 200,000 hectares of standing rice crop, ground nut, sweet potato and summer vegetables were quickly submerged.
DHAKA, 22 July 2010 (IRIN) - Rising unemployment and food prices and a sluggish economy are taking their toll on Bangladesh, where a growing number of people are struggling to survive.
"If I do not get work tomorrow or become ill, all my family members will go hungry," said Nur Islam, a 45-year-old Dhaka resident who hauls a rickshaw around town for US$3 a day to feed his wife and three children.
About 40 percent of Bangladesh's 160 million people live on less than $1 a day and are food insecure, according to government figures, and a rapidly expanding population - …
Research Officer, IPCS
Bangladesh, Cambodia and the Maldives recently signed an agreement with the European Union (EU), which is aimed at assisting developing countries, particularly Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Asia to battle the onslaught of climate change. As per the agreement, the EU will provide 13.5 million Euros to the three countries, of which the biggest chunk, 8.5 million, will be granted to Bangladesh with the remaining amount being distributed among the other two.
This report covers the period 01/01/2010 to 30/06/2010.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) are providing funding and technical support to Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) for capacity building. IFRC and BDRCS are trying to achieve the goals of strategy 2020 through its activities. The national society with the help of IFRC is providing immediate and recovery support after every disaster: to save lives and protect livelihood of the community people.
This report covers the period 01/01/2010 to 30/06/2010.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) are providing funding and technical support to Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) for capacity building. IFRC and BDRCS are trying to achieve the goals of strategy 2020 through its activities.
* Le Bangladesh, Haïti, le Rwanda, la Sierra Leone et le Togo sont les cinq premiers bénéficiaires du Programme mondial pour l'agriculture et la sécurité alimentaire (GAFSP).
* Le GAFSP a été mis en place par le Groupe de la Banque mondiale afin d'encadrer les promesses de dons faites par le G20 en septembre 2009.
* Les membres fondateurs du GAFSP sont le Canada, la Corée du Sud, l'Espagne, les États-Unis et la Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates.
Le 23 juin 2010 - Le Rwanda est un pays enclavé dont la densité de population est l'une des plus élevées du …
* Bangladesh, Haiti, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Togo receive first round of funds from multi-donor Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP).
* GAFSP created in response to call by G-20 leaders for the World Bank Group to work with interested donors.
* Founding donors include Canada, South Korea, Spain, the United States and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
June 23, 2010-In Rwanda, one of the world's most densely populated landlocked countries, farmers face an uphill battle - literally - to get the best they can from the soil.
Land in …
By Syful Islam
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AlertNet) - Hundreds of people in Sirajganj district, northwest of the capital city of Dhaka, lost their homes and crops to unusually early flooding and river erosion this year, a development experts believe is linked to climate change.
"Usually such flooding comes in late May. But this year the flood and river erosion took place at least one and half months before.
Name of Disaster: River erosion
Locations: Netrokona, Kurigram, Sherpur and Gaibandha District of Bangladesh
Erosion has taken a serious turn in Dugrapur upazila as Someshwary and other rivers became full to their brim in the last few days due to heavy rain. Onrush of hill water from across the border added to the situation.
At least 300 dwelling houses and over 500 acres of cropland at Dakumara, Kamarkhali and Ranikong villages under Durgapur upazila have been devoured by the river in the last one week rendering more than 1000 people homeless.
Name of Disaster: Nor'wester
Locations: Gaibandha and Joypurhat District of Bangladesh
Nor'wester storm killed one person and injured at least 32 others in Gaibandha and Joypurhat on 6 and 7 June, 2010.
An old woman was killed and 17 others were injured in Gaibandha as a nor'wester lashed two upazilas. The storm hit Gobindaganj and Sunderganj damaging over 200 dwelling huts and uprooting scores of trees. Four shops in Mohimaganj Bazar under the upazila were destroyed when a big banyan tree fell on the roofs.
DHAKA, 8 June 2010 (IRIN) - When Roton Mia could no longer make ends meet working for US$2 a day, he sold his land in central Kishoreganj District to feed his wife and two children.
With no choice but to move to a slum in Dhaka, the capital city, Mia and his family are now among millions of Bangladesh's landless.
"When you need to feed your family and you do not have enough income, selling your land is the only way to survive," the 35-year-old said.
Disaster Title: Flood
Bangladesh, Indonesia and Iran have been rated as the nations most at risk from extreme weather and geophysical events according to a new study ranking 229 countries on their vulnerability to natural disasters.
The Natural Disasters Risk Index (NDRI), released by global risks advisory firm Maplecroft, has been developed to enable businesses and insurance companies to identify risks to international assets. It is calculated by measuring the human impact of natural disasters, in terms of deaths per annum and per million of population, plus the frequency of events over the last 30 years.
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By James Melik
Reporter, Business Daily, BBC World Service
Soggy fields surround Wasib Uddin's village when he wakes at 0530, yet he is not unduly concerned.
Usually the water evaporates in the heat within a couple of hours, so he gets up to release his livestock, which has been locked up for the night to protect it from wild dogs and rustlers.
The ducks flap their wings as they head for the water, the cows and sheep are more reluctant as they walk down the concrete steps that Mr Uddin has built from the front …