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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.

31 Aug 2001 description

Summary of Review1

This recently published paper by the British Red Cross aims to answer the following questions:

  • Can cash transfers improve access to food in the same way as direct food distribution?
  • What effect does a cash distribution have on the local economy?
  • Is cash assistance practically feasible?
20 May 1998 description

A cyclone has slammed into the coast of Bangladesh.

However, residents and local officials have indicated its ferocity could be less than at first feared.

In the southeastern port city of Chittagong, the storm hit with rain and winds of up to 65-kilometers an hour.

Local officials added the wind strength was higher on off-shore islands.

State-run Bangladesh radio which carried cyclone reports throughout the night, quoted weather officials as saying the eye of the storm was 80-kilometers from Chittagong.

The radio urged residents in vulnerable areas to seek shelter and make …

20 May 1998 description

By Nizam Ahmed

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh, May 20 (Reuters) - A severe storm has left at least 26 people dead and over 100 injured after battering Bangladesh's southeast coast, volunteers and other monitors said on Wednesday.

"Now the storm is over, we are trying to get detailed information from the devastated areas. Many places have not been reached yet.