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18 Jul 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF scaling up emergency response to support children and families affected

KATHMANDU/NEW YORK, 18 July 2019 – Heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides across three countries in South Asia – Nepal, India, and Bangladesh – have killed at least 93 children, and put the lives of millions more at risk. UNICEF estimates that more than 12 million people, including about five million children, have been affected.

18 Jul 2019 description
report Start Network

Heavy monsoon rain and water from upstream sources have triggered river levels to rise and cause slow-onset flooding in low lying areas of Northern Bangladesh. Major river systems, except the Surma river, are showing an increasing trend and, as of 16 July 2019, 23 stations are measured as flowing above danger level. As of 14 July, an additional 20 stations were measured over the warning level.

18 Jul 2019 description
report Start Network

Heavy monsoon rain has swelled the Sangu and Matamuhuri rivers, triggering flooding in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region of Bangladesh. As of 14 July 2019, both rivers were flowing above danger level. According to the Bandarban’s DC office control room, Lama, Bandarban Sadar, Alikadam, Rowangchhari, Thanchi, and Ruma have been declared as affected by flooding (SAPLING 14/07/2019). Though, according to FFWC (16/07/2019), the water levels of Sangu and Matamuhuri rivers have decreased back to normal level and the flood waters have begun to recede.

17 Jul 2019 description

A. Monsoon Response Plan (Moderate)

I. Scenario

17 Jul 2019 description
report Save the Children
  • Landslides, damaged roads and bridges are making access to remote communities difficult with thousands of villages cut off from outside world

  • Fears that water-borne diseases could lead to a health emergency

  • Frequency and intensity of flooding as a result of climate change is putting the lives of millions of children at risk

JULY 17, New Delhi, Dhaka & Kathmandu - More than a week of heavy monsoon rains in South Asia has led to major flooding in three countries affecting 3.2 million children.

17 Jul 2019 description

INTRODUCTION

This plan summarizes the immediate response plan to an extreme weather event in the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar district. It is built from the preparedness and response plans from the various Sectors and from the individual plans of UN and (I)NGO agencies with the largest operational capacities. This document aims to:

  • Guide operations;

  • Highlight coordination, information sharing and decision-making processes of the response

16 Jul 2019 description
report CARE

Low Lying areas of 21 districts are flooded and 3 districts are affected by river bank erosion

Bangladesh is facing inundation in low lying areas of 21 districts associated with the river bank erosion and landslide. The major river systems are showing increasing trend since 11 July and currently at 25 points of different rivers in north and north-western part of the country are flowing over danger level.

16 Jul 2019 description

SG/SM/19664-IHA/1468
15 JULY 2019

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

The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life, displacement of people and destruction of property due to the heavy monsoonal rains and associated flooding across South and South-East Asia, most notably in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar. He extends his condolences and solidarity to the families of the victims, to the Governments and people of the affected countries and wishes those injured a speedy recovery.

16 Jul 2019 description
  • Monsoon rains continue to affect most of the country (particularly central-northern regions and the Chittagong Division in the south-east) causing severe flooding and leading to casualties and widespread damage.
  • According to the Pacific Disaster Centre (PDC) weekly report, as of 16 July at 0.00 UTC, 37 fatalities were reported across the country (18 from lightening), more than 14,000 people displaced and around 960,000 people affected.
  • Roads, communications networks, schools and livelihoods have been disrupted in remote areas.
  • Over the next 24 hours, …
16 Jul 2019 description
report Christian Aid

Millions of people have been displaced, as monsoon rains cause extreme flooding and devastation in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. The most vulnerable have been hit the hardest. Children are particularly affected, with widespread damage and closure to primary schools.

16 Jul 2019 description

Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 16 July 2019 --Nearly 6 million people across South Asia are under threat from rising flood waters following heavy monsoon rains, with more than one million displaced in one Indian state alone.

Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers across Bangladesh, India, and Nepal are racing to deliver emergency supplies to communities and prepare them as the situation in many areas is likely to worsen in the coming days. The numbers of people affected is likely to rise and there are growing concerns about potential food shortages and disease outbreaks.

16 Jul 2019 description

Cox’s Bazar — When last year’s rains killed two small boys in her village, Bangladeshi villager Liba Akter decided that she had to do something.

A storm had blown in off the Bay of Bengal, bringing flood waters three feet deep in some places. A seven-year old boy had been walking home and was swept away and died. In a separate incident, a 10-year-old drowned in his house.

15 Jul 2019 description
infographic World Vision

INTERVENTIONS

World Vision has conducted extensive disaster risk reduction work to help make the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh safer during the annual June-October rainy season.

  • 23,000 m2 slopes stabilized to prevent landslides
  • 393 metres pathways/ground levelled
  • 13 bridges and culverts built
  • 4.1 km drains constructed
  • 3.7 km canals cleaned
  • 1.6 km roads constructed
15 Jul 2019 description

I - SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • During the reporting period, from 04 July 18:00 to 11 July 18:00, monsoon-related events affected over 13,738 refugees. Rainfall peaked1 in the 72 hours between 5 to 7 July, resulting in incidents in all 34 camps.

  • Several facilities were damaged, including more than 2,000 shelters. Response activities were hampered by heavy rainfall.

15 Jul 2019 description
  1. Situation Overview:

15 districts of northern, north-eastern and south-eastern Bangladesh are most affected where continuation of 5 days or more flooding is predicted based on upstream flow and continuous rainfall throughout the country. A greater impact in the northern districts may be visible by 18th or 19th instant. Several other districts may also be affected due to the rainfall.

15 Jul 2019 description

The IFRC said late last week that heavy monsoon rain had triggered landslides in camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh that house more than 900,000 people from Rakhine state, Myanmar.

Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) response operations were underway in seven camps where at least 1,800 shelters have been damaged or destroyed and some 8,500 people affected.