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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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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.

08 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service

7 décembre 2017 – Trente-sept pays, dont 29 se trouvant en Afrique, ont besoin d'une aide alimentaire externe, a mis en garde jeudi l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) dans son dernier rapport sur les 'Perspectives de récolte et la situation alimentaire'.

07 Dec 2017 description

Strong cereal harvests are keeping global food supplies buoyant, but localised drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report. Some 37 countries, 29 of which are in Africa, require external assistance for food, according to the report.

06 Dec 2017 description

New publication launched: Local Humanitarian Action in Practice – Case Studies and Reflections of Local Humanitarian Actors

06 Dec 2017 description

Dhaka: In response to the floods that engulfed Bangladesh in October this year, Citi Foundation, has contributed USD$100,000 to Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, the largest humanitarian organization in the country. The donation was made to support the rehabilitation of 3000 families affected by the heavy rains and flooding in the northern areas of the country. In addition to the Foundation grant, Citi Bangladesh employees also collectively contributed to the relief and rehabilitation efforts.

28 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP continues with the Level 3 emergency response as 607,000 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 increasing influx through the provision of fortnightly rations of rice, lentils and oil; micronutrient fortified biscuits to people as they arrive; as well as SuperCereal for pregnant and nursing women and children under 5.

23 Nov 2017 description

The rain is falling heavily in Cox’s Bazar. The ETS team – Alpha Bah, Chief of the ETC, Phyza Jameel, Services for Communities (S4C) advisor, and myself get into a minivan to visit some of the refugee camps and new settlements in the region. The vegetation around is lush and green. The plants seem to be sprouting out of the road. The day is grey and gloomy. As we make our way closer to Kutuplong refugee camp, the rain intensifies and we exchange remarks on how this will likely impact Rohingya refugees, who at best have a temporary shelter or at worse, no roof at all over their heads.

13 Nov 2017 description

Date of disaster: 13 August 2017

Summary of major changes (from initial Emergency Plan of Action):

• The appeal budget has increased from CHF 4,712,033 to CHF 4,813,498.

• The number districts targeted has reduced from 32 to 10 (most-affected), i.e. Kurigram, Dinajpur, Jamalpur,
Gaibandha, Tangail, Lalmonirhat, Sirajganj, Bogra, Naogaon, Rangpur.

13 Nov 2017 description

Appeal launched 24 August 2017

Revision n° 1 issued 11 November 2017

Appeal ends 31 August 2018

12 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

  • The benchmark US wheat price declined in October mostly because of higher supply prospects while maize quotations firmed due to rain-induced harvest delays. International rice prices strengthened in October, mainly reflecting seasonally tight Japonica and fragrant supplies.

08 Nov 2017 description

WMO report highlights impacts on human safety, well-being and environment

6 November 2017 (WMO) - It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains below average and previously stable Antarctic sea ice extent was at or near a record low.

08 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

BONN, Germany, Nov 8 2017 (IPS) - November 8 marks the fourth anniversary of Haiyan’s landfall in the Philippines. The super typhoon was the strongest ever to make landfall.

Today, the world continues to be devastated by even more extreme weather events. This year alone saw flooding in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Vietnam, and the United States; drought in Somalia; Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in the Caribbean and the U.S.; and just last week, Storm Herwart in Germany, Czech Republic, and Poland.

07 Nov 2017 description

Climate-related disasters are a major driver for global hunger. This factsheet provides an overview of how the major 2017 disasters have impacted people's food insecurity and what WFP has been doing to help.

06 Nov 2017 description

Un rapport de l'OMM met en évidence les répercussions sur la santé humaine, la qualité de vie et l'environnement