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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.

24 Aug 1995 description

DHA 95/0387
1. DHA/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS THAT ANOTHER MEETING OF UNDMT (DISASTER MANAGEMENT TEAM) TASK FORCE MET ON 22 AUGUST.

2. IT WAS NOTED THAT, AT PRESENT, SITUATIONS BOTH IN BRAHMAPUTRA AND GANGES BASINS ARE STABILIZING.

3. THIS IS THE LAST INFORMATIONS REPORT ON THIS EMERGENCY UNLESS THERE ARE UNFORESEEN DEVELOPMENTS.

TEL: NO. +41/22/917-1234
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY ONLY, TEL: NO. + 41/22/917-2010
DESK OFFICER. MR. Y. FAKASAWA, DIRECT TEL. NUMBER 41/22/917-3131
PRESS CONTACT. MS. MOULIN ACEVEDO, DIRECT TEL. +41/22/917-2856

30 Jun 1995 description
  1. FOLLOWING FLOODS AFFECTING BANGLADESH SINCE 15 JUNE, UNDP/DHA RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN DHAKA REPORTS THAT OVERALL SITUATION HAS IMPROVED. ALL RIVERS IN COUNTRY'S FOUR BASINS (BRAHMAPUTRA, GANGES, MEGHNA, AND SOUTH EASTERN HILL) ARE FLOWING BELOW DANGER LEVEL.
27 Jun 1995 description
  1. FOLLOWING FLOODS AFFECTING BANGLADESH SINCE 15 JUNE, OVERALL SITUATION HAS IMPROVED IN GREATER SYLHET REGION, WITH FALL OF WATER LEVEL IN SURMA BASIN. WATER IN BRAHMAPUTRA BASIN HAS ALSO STARTED RECEDING. HOWEVER, JAMUNA RIVER HAS SLIGHTLY RISEN AT DIFFERENT POINTS DUE TO HEAVY LOCALIZED RAINFALLS, WORSENING FLOOD SITUATION IN SIRAJGANJ AND GAIBANDHA DISTRICTS.
23 Jun 1995 description
  1. UNDP/DHA RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN DHAKA HELD MEETING OF UNITED NATIONS DISASTER MANAGEMENT TEAM (UNDMT) ON 21 JUNE. PARTICIPANTS INCLUDED REPRESENTATIVES FROM GOVT, UN AGENCIES (I.E., UNICEF, WHO, WFP, AND FAO), WORLD BANK, ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK, AND ASSOCIATION FOR DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES IN BANGLADESH (ADAB)(APEX BODY FOR NGO'S).
21 Jun 1995 description
  1. OVERALL FLOOD SITUATION IN NORTHEASTERN BANGLADESH HAS NOW DETERIORATED. FLOODED AREAS ARE EXPANDING NORTH-WESTWARDS AS WELL AS SOUTHWARDS.
19 Jun 1995 description
  1. HEAVY RAINS SWEEPING IN FROM INDIA CAUSED FLASH FLOODS IN NORTHEASTERN BANGLADESH ON 15 JUNE. SITUATION HAS FURTHER WORSENED DUE TO CONTINUOUS HEAVY RAINFALL ON 18 JUNE. SERIOUS DAMAGE IS REPORTED IN MEGHNA BASIN AREA, INCLUDING SYLHET, MOULVIBAZAR, AND SUNAMGANJ. FLOODS ALSO AFFECTED BRAHMAPUTRA BASIN AREA, INCLUDING NETROKONA, SIRAJGANJ, GAIBANDHA, JAMALPUR, PABNA, KURIGRAM, AND RANGPUR.