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24 Oct 2018 description
report Start Network
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A revolution in aid: Start Network releases 2017 Annual Report

Start Network, a global network of aid agencies, has today published its first annual report showcasing its collective efforts to revolutionise the humanitarian aid system.

10 Oct 2018 description

Message from the WFP Representative

2017 marked another year of progress for Bangladesh. The country met the Least Developed Country (LDC) graduation requirements for the first time, meaning that LDC graduation could be formalized as soon as 2021. Bangladesh moved up in the Human Development Index rankings (to 142). GDP growth for 2017 was an impressive 7.3 percent. The Government of Bangladesh has shown strong commitment to development and has the results to show for it, as a member of lower middle-income countries since 2016, according to the World Bank.

18 Jun 2018 description

Description of the disaster

Since 12 August 2017, heavy monsoon rains above the seasonal average severely impacted the riverine region of India,
Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. This resulted in intense flooding in almost two-thirds of Bangladesh, affecting over 8 million people. Bangladesh experienced floods for the fourth time in 2017 and the latest flood had inundated the country.
As of 12 September, the Government of Bangladesh reported that the floodwaters had receded in 28 of the 322 floodaffected districts.

23 May 2018 description
report Start Network

A global fund that provides rapid humanitarian aid for overlooked crises, is marking the second anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit by sharing the impact of its 4th year, through its new annual report released today.

The Start Fund fills a critical gap in humanitarian financing. It pools funding from donors for immediate release for underfunded small to medium scale crises, spikes in chronic humanitarian crises, and to act in anticipation of impending crises.

13 Mar 2018 description
report UN Women

The Chittagong Hill Tracts area in southeastern Bangladesh is prone to natural disasters. The resulting displacement of local tribal people has spurred many conflicts in the past. On 13 June 2017, heavy rains triggered the deadliest landslide in the area to date, killing at least 160 and injuring hundreds more.

27 Feb 2018 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Situation Update

Population Movement: Six Months On

25 Feb 2018 description


  • Favourable prospects for 2018 boro rice output

  • Paddy production in 2017 estimated marginally below-average

  • Cereal imports in 2017/18 marketing year forecast to remain high

  • Prices of rice and wheat higher year-on-year

Favourable production prospects for 2018 boro rice

18 Feb 2018 description

Key messages

  • International prices of wheat and maize were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker US dollar. Export price quotations of rice also strengthened mainly buoyed by renewed Asian demand.

  • In East Africa, in the Sudan, prices of the main staples: sorghum, millet and wheat, rose sharply for the third consecutive month in January and reached record highs, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

12 Feb 2018 description

By Sajid Hasan and Raqibul Alam, IFRC

Beauty Khatun, 35, was living a peaceful life with her farmer husband and three children in one of the most remote areas of Bhandarbari, Bangladesh, when a flood changed everything. One night, while Beauty and her family were fast asleep, the Jamuna River, located several hundred meters from her home overflowed and swept through their entire village. Triggered by seasonal rains, the monsoon flood which struck parts of Bangladesh in August 2017 submerged 32 districts in the country and affected more than eight million people.

09 Feb 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

ACT members ICCO Cooperation and Kerk in Actie (KiA) provided emergency food and seeds so that islanders could replant their food crops and restart their lives

31 Jan 2018 description


• The WFP Level 3 Emergency Response for the refugee crisis in Bangladesh-Myanmar has been extended until 21 March 2018.

• An estimated 655,500 refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence broke out in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State on 25 August 2017.

• WFP is providing food assistance to the influx through the provision of a general food basket to families and SuperCereal to pregnant and nursing women and children under 5 years.

30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

In 2017, South Asia was impacted by large-scale natural and human-caused disasters.

29 Jan 2018 description

Highlights of the operations update:

• As of 15 January 2018, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society reached 13,329 families with multipurpose cash grant (CHF 50 per family) and eight types of vegetable seeds. Corrugated iron sheets and shelter toolkits were distributed to around 1,900 families.

• Multipurpose cash grant and blankets distribution are still continuous, and will be completed by the end of February.

05 Jan 2018 description
report The Guardian

When monsoon rains swept Bangladesh last autumn, flooding forced people from their homes in droves. With some scientists estimating that shifting weather patterns could cost the country almost a quarter of its existing landmass, climate migration is fast becoming alarmingly commonplace

All photographs by the Environmental Justice Federation
by John Vidal

View the entire photo essay on the Guardian.

04 Jan 2018 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 04 Jan 2018.

ICIMOD has prepared flood inundation maps in view of the floods and landslides that this year’s monsoon has triggered in Bangladesh. The maps have been prepared using Advanced Land Observing Satellite 2/ Phased Array L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (ALOS-2/PALSAR) and Sentinel-1 satellite images made available by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the European Space Agency (ESA).

21 Dec 2017 description
report Theirworld

The education and development of so many children was disrupted this year by humanitarian emergencies - we look at some of the stories of despair and dreams.

One in four of the world’s school-age children - nearly 500 million - live in countries affected by humanitarian crises such as conflicts, natural disasters and disease outbreaks.

About 75 million children are either already missing out on their education, receiving poor quality schooling or at risk of dropping out of school altogether.

11 Dec 2017 description

Key messages

↗ International prices of wheat and maize remained relatively stable in November, reflecting good supply conditions, while export quotations of rice strengthened amid increased buying interest and currency movements.

11 Dec 2017 description

Bangladesh is one of the most flood-prone countries in the world due to its unique geographical location, topography and exposure to tropical cyclones. With 50% of the land less than 8 meters above sea level, and a coastline of some 600 km, coastal flooding is a common problem, as witnessed once again in 2017. However, loss of life in the densely populated South Asian nation has been greatly reduced by disaster risk reduction measures and early warning systems.