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14 Jun 2018 description
As Bangladesh’s annual wet season has arrived, the UN migration agency is working against the clock to secure infrastructure and strengthen preparedness measures in the refugee camps.
12 Jun 2018 description
WHO is supporting the Government of Bangladesh to ensure that malaria cases among Rohingyas are detected early. WHO leads the health response in Cox’s Bazar.
01 Jun 2018 description
22 diarrhea treatment centers (DTC) with a total bed capacity of 597, and hundreds of oral rehydration points (ORPs), have been set up across the various camps.
08 May 2018 description
The 12-acre plot is ready to receive shelters, water, hygiene and education facilities. It will provide new homes for nearly 500 families living in high-risk parts of the refugee site.
01 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF estimates that over 100,000 people, with about 55,000 children, at risk due to floods and landslides and this figure could go up to 200,000 depending on the intensity of rains.
24 Apr 2018 description
At least 120,000 people are expected to be at grave risk of landslides and floods when the monsoon hits the steep sandy slopes of the Cox’s Bazar settlements, where almost a million Rohingya live.
20 Apr 2018 description
The damage caused by this week’s early rains highlights the desperate need for more funding. The cost of protecting almost a million refugees far exceeds financial resources and pledges.
29 Mar 2018 description
The Bangladeshi government, UNHCR and its partners are taking urgent steps to avert a catastrophe by protecting some 100,000 people deemed at greatest risk of flooding and landslides.
14 Mar 2018 description
In addition to an analysis of disaster impact on the subsectors of fisheries, aquaculture and forestry, the report reveals a methodology for evaluating damage and loss.
13 Dec 2017 description
With a particular focus on women and marginalized groups, the new project will promote community-based preparedness and adaptation in the highly vulnerable provinces of Jawzjan and Nangarhar.
06 Dec 2017 description
Running until March 2021, the project will strengthen weather-, climate- and water-related impact-based decision support services and so help protect lives and property.
27 Nov 2017 description
Normal to above-normal rainfall is predicted for January to March 2018. While conducive to agricultural production, the rains will inevitably lead to flooding, and tropical cyclones will likely affect Indian Ocean countries.
10 Oct 2017 description
Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2017 shows that the greatest impacts of disasters are in countries which have the least capacity to prepare or respond to these events.
22 Jun 2017 description
Many ideas are emerging about how growing African cities can cut their risks. Among them: organise slum dwellers to improve the infrastructure or simply sort out which risks are the key ones, experts say.
29 May 2017 description
An estimated 503,560 people in 15 of Sri Lanka’s 25 districts have been affected by floods and landslides, with 82,998 people displaced. A total of 156 deaths has been confirmed.
08 May 2017 description
Tropical Cyclone Donna has intensified into a category 5 storm as it moves towards New Caledonia, while Bangladesh has seen an increase of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.
06 Apr 2017 description
A new publication focuses on five priority Asian countries that are highly vulnerable to large-scale natural disasters: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, and the Philippines.
22 Feb 2017 description
Mankind's ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a FAO report.
08 Feb 2017 description
After Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines shook up its methods for keeping the public risk-informed, and ensuring early dissemination of warnings and efficient evacuations to promote a “zero casualty” approach.
16 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The El Niño-induced drought and saline intrusion emergency has adversely impacted the lives of some two million people, including 520,000 children, in the 18 most affected provinces.