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21 Jan 2003 description

Earlier today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Bangladesh signed an agreement to launch a USD 14.444 million initiative, aimed at substantially reducing the impact of natural and man-made disasters on the people of Bangladesh over the next five years.

18 Aug 1997 description


Dear Friends,

In response to the severe cyclone which hit the coast of Bangladesh on May 19, the Co-ordinating Office issued an Appeal on May 21 on behalf of ACT/Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB), and revised it shortly thereafter to include subsequently submitted requests from two other partners, namely ACT/Bangladesh Auxiliary Services for Social Development (BASSA) and ACT/Church of Bangladesh Social Development Program (CBSDP).
01 Jul 1997 description
report Oxfam

June 1997



The Oxfam Emergencies Bulletin aims to give an overview of Oxfam's current
emergency work world-wide, for use in communications work. It appears
monthly.

Bangladesh
23 Jun 1997 description
report CARE
 <b>BANGLADESH,

June 23, 1997 -- One month after a strong cyclone hit the
southeast coast of Bangladesh, CARE has completed relief operations reaching
14,000 families and is now assessing the need for reconstruction programs.



The cyclone, packing winds of 135 mph, came ashore between Chittigong and
Cox's Bazaar on May 19. Nearly 2.5 million people were affected by the damaging
winds and rain, while 612,000 families lost, or suffered severe damage to, their
03 Jun 1997 description

New York, June 3, 1997 -- Amid widespread destruction but limited loss of life,
church aid came quickly to areas of Bangladesh hit by a cyclone the third week in
May. A local agency, the Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh,
sent a team to the affected areas one day after the storm and is handling food,
medicine, blankets and other emergency items. Lutheran World Relief is
providing $30,000 for the local relief effort including $5,000 from LCMS World
Relief.


02 Jun 1997 description

The greatest need of those affected by Cyclone Bravo One is for assistance with the reconstruction of their homes . The BDRCS has now presented a detailed budget for its reconstruction programme that will provide support for rebuilding cyclone resistant homes to 6,000 families over the next four months, plus emergency food for 35,000 for a ten day period.

02 Jun 1997 description


Revised Appeal Target : US$ 700,500

Geneva, 02 June 1997

Dear Friends,

30 May 1997 description

In consultation with the UNDP/DHA Resident Representative and the United Nations Disaster Management Team in Dhaka, the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination Team that was fielded on 21 May reports on the situation and assessment of damage/needs in the eastern coastal areas of Bangladesh affected on 19 May by a cyclone of a velocity of up to 200 kph.

Situation

1. The first overall governmental estimate of damage (as of 22nd May):

22 May 1997 description
report CARE

CYCLONE SURVIVORS RETURN HOME

Atlanta, May 22, 1997 -- As people return to their destroyed coastal homes in
Chittagong,Bangladesh, CARE is working with local Bangladeshi organizations to distribute supplies
to families as they pick up the pieces of their lives. One hundred people are confirmed dead and 750 fishermen are reported missing in the Bay of Bengal.

CARE is distributing to 14,000 families:

22 May 1997 description

Bangladesh Cyclone - ASBD71

Appeal Target : US$ 628,080

Geneva, 21 May 1997

Dear Friends,

22 May 1997 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE


33 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

(Supporting ACT Appeal # ASBD71)

SITUATION: The confirmed number of dead from a cyclone that hit the Bangladesh coast on Monday now stands at 105 -- 16 less than original official figure provided by police and others. But the figure may rise, particularly since 750 fishermen have been reported missing in the Bay of Bengal. The fishermen went to sea before the cyclone struck but they did not return.
22 May 1997 description

Reports from Bangladesh say many of the one-million people left homeless by Monday's cyclone are desperate for food and water.

Former Bangladeshi prime minister and main opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia said the majority of the affected areas -- including the region of Chittagong -- were yet to receive aid from a government-backed programme.

Rescue workers said aid was yet to reach 60 storm-hit islands because of rough seas and the Independent daily said four people were injured in a food riot on the island of Kutubdia.

21 May 1997 description

BANGLADESH: CYCLONE
THIS PRELIMINARY APPEAL SEEKS CHF 3,000,000 IN CASH TO ASSIST 10,000 FAMILIES FOR 2 MONTHS

Summary

21 May 1997 description

BANGLADESH: CYCLONE
THIS PRELIMINARY APPEAL SEEKS CHF 3,000,000 IN CASH TO ASSIST 10,000 FAMILIES FOR 2 MONTHS

Summary

21 May 1997 description

Bangladesh - Cyclone
DHA-Geneva Situation Report No.3
21 May 1997

21 May 1997 description

Geneva, 21 May 1997

Dear Friends,

21 May 1997 description

Bangladesh has appealed for international aid to help rebuild the thousands of homes and infrastructure destroyed in yesterday's cyclone.

The storm, with winds of up to 230-kilometres an hour, killed at least 67 people in the south-eastern coastal region.

The government says 900-thousand people have been left homeless.

Speaking in the cyclone-ravaged port of Chittagong, Labour Minister Abdul Mannan stressed the need for building materials and dry food.

He said there was a large number of injured.