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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.

05 Dec 2000 description

The changing face of disasters in the 21st century was highlighted today (December 5) by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies at the launch of its Appeal 2001-2002 seeking 355 million Swiss francs for 81 humanitarian assistance programmes world-wide.

31 Jul 2000 description


period covered: January - June 2000
A relatively calm first half of the year (in terms of recurring natural disasters) gave the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) the opportunity to be involved more consistently in their on-going Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Response and Health Programmes representing a part of the Federation assistance in enduring emergencies.

The context

31 Jul 2000 description

Period covered: January - June 2000

A relatively calm first half of the year (in terms of recurring natural disasters) gave the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) the opportunity to be involved more consistently in their on-going Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Response and Health Programmes representing a part of the Federation assistance in enduring emergencies.

The context

02 Nov 1999 description

Notwithstanding some localised flooding in the north and central regions in September, monsoon rainfall so far this year has been normal/above normal and generally favourable for development of the main aman rice crop currently being harvested. In the period 1 June to 11 October, of the 13 rainfall stations monitored, none had below-normal rainfall compared to two in 1998. Overall, the 1999/2000 production target is 9.5 million tonnes, and that for the aus and boro crops 1.8 and 9.2 million tonnes respectively.

01 Nov 1999 description
report CARE

South Asians Face Dual Problems of Too Much Water, or Not Enough

29 Oct 1999 description

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian authorities called in the army to help evacuate thousands of people from coastal areas Friday ahead of an extremely strong cyclone that was due to hit the eastern coast by noon.

''We have classified it as a super cyclone, which means one of the highest intensities,'' said an official at the control room of the Indian Meteorological Department in New Delhi.

The cyclone was located in the Bay of Bengal, some 60 miles from the port city of Paradip in the eastern Indian state Orissa.

Press Trust of India said a gale moving at 93 miles per …

28 Oct 1999 description

OCHA/GVA 99/0194
Bangladesh - Cyclone
OCHA Situation Report No. 1