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22 Jul 2010 description

DHAKA, 22 July 2010 (IRIN) - Rising unemployment and food prices and a sluggish economy are taking their toll on Bangladesh, where a growing number of people are struggling to survive.

"If I do not get work tomorrow or become ill, all my family members will go hungry," said Nur Islam, a 45-year-old Dhaka resident who hauls a rickshaw around town for US$3 a day to feed his wife and three children.

About 40 percent of Bangladesh's 160 million people live on less than $1 a day and are food insecure, according to government figures, and a rapidly expanding population - …

08 Jul 2010 description

Sonali Huria

Research Officer, IPCS

e-mail: sonali@ipcs.org

Bangladesh, Cambodia and the Maldives recently signed an agreement with the European Union (EU), which is aimed at assisting developing countries, particularly Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in Asia to battle the onslaught of climate change. As per the agreement, the EU will provide 13.5 million Euros to the three countries, of which the biggest chunk, 8.5 million, will be granted to Bangladesh with the remaining amount being distributed among the other two.

22 Dec 2009 description
report Sphere India

Executive Summary

The Sphere Handbook is a tool for improving humanitarian response. It's a living document which is most widely recognized and used by the I/NGOs, United Nations agencies and different actors involved in humanitarian response. The first edition of the Handbook was published in year 2000 and the revised edition was in 2004.

30 Sep 2009 description
report World Bank

The Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change study (EACC) will inform the international community's efforts to provide new and additional resources to developing countries through a better understanding of the global costs of adapting to climate change. It will also help decision makers at the national level to better cost, prioritize, sequence and integrate robust adaptation strategies into their development plans and budgets.

Climate Change Vulnerability in Bangladesh

With 140 million people, Bangladesh is one of the world's densest nations and also one of the most …

25 May 2009 description

PREAMBLE

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi (the Embassy) has requested the assistance from Norad to undertake a Review of the Embassy's portfolio to identify possible ways and means of addressing/integrating appropriate climate change and environmental concerns in existing programs and projects supported by Norway. The Review was commissioned in response to the increased priority given to climate change and environment in Norwegian development cooperation policy.

12 May 2009 description
report NIRAPAD


Disaster Title: Nor'wester
Date of onset: 10.05.2009
Location: Nilphamari, Gaibandha, Rangpur and Khulna

Event details:

Another Nor'wester has shamed Nilphamar Gaibandha, Rangpur and Khulna districts and adjacent areas on Sunday 9th May.

Damages:

09 May 2009 description
report NIRAPAD


Disaster Title: Nor'wester
Date of onset: 9.05.2009
Location: Sylhet, Bangladesh

Event details:

04 May 2009 description
report NIRAPAD


Disaster Title: Nor'wester
Date: 03.05.2009
Location: Kolkata-India.

Event details:

A strong Nor'wester in west Bengal (Kolkata) caused massive destruction. Wind speed was 80km/h and within 10 minutes it caused massacre in around. Household, cropland, electricity polls have been destroyed.

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04 May 2009 description
report NIRAPAD


Disaster Title: Nor'wester
Date: 03.05.2009
Location: Bangladesh

Event details:

A nor'wester in Jamalpur caused massive destruction in Islampur. Noapara, Boushergarah, Rajnagar, Natunpara, Tartapara, Maijbari, Kajla, Kathma, Noarmara, Airmari, Ulia. Along with destruction the electricity supply completely shattered.

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04 May 2009 description
report NIRAPAD

Disaster Title: Nor'wester

Date of onset: 3.05.2009

Location of the disaster: Different regions of Bangladesh.

Event details:

A Nor'wester hit different regions of Bangladesh on 3rd May 2009. At least eight people were killed and 21 others injured while hundreds of kutcha houses were damaged by Nor'wester in eight districts.