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23 Oct 2017 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks 33,516,6271 Swiss francs – increased from 12,763,504 Swiss francs – to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to a cumulative total of 200,000 people. This revised Emergency Appeal results in a funding gap of 24,006,582 Swiss francs.

17 Oct 2017 description

A global network of aid agencies has launched four new “innovation labs” in Bangladesh, Jordan, Kenya and the Philippines, aimed at finding fresh ways to help local communities prepare for disasters.

The move by Start Network and CDAC Network is the first of its kind by humanitarian non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as the labs will facilitate locally-created innovations that are driven by client needs, making the labs more locally driven than many other investments into innovation in the sector. The £10 million programme, funded by UK Aid, will end in March 2019.

13 Oct 2017 description

by Martha Holley Newsome | Sep 27, 2017

The past month has unleashed what seems to be a startling increase in natural and manmade disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and violence. Bringing healing to people in crisis is core to who we are as an organization. It compels us to act, and to prayerfully consider where Medical Teams can help most – where the health needs are greatest, where we can gain access to those in need, and where we have the resources to respond.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

03 Oct 2017 description
report Finnish Red Cross

The first Finnish Red Cross aid workers will be flying to Bangladesh tomorrow at the earliest. The Disaster Relief Fund has granted 500,000 euros to managing the refugee crisis.

The refugees’ situation in the Cox’s Bazar area in Bangladesh is very serious. Since the end of August, more than 420,000 refugees have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh, mostly women and children.

They are in desperate need of food, clean water, shelter, basic supplies and health services.

25 Sep 2017 description
report Start Network

Crisis overview

As of 22 September, an estimated 429,000 Rohingya people have arrived in Bangladesh since 25 August (IOM 22/09/2017). Rohingya started fleeing northern Rakhine, Myanmar as the Myanmar Army is carrying out crackdown operations in the area.

25 Sep 2017 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

(Hong Kong, 22 September 2017) Bangladesh experienced several cyclones and floods this year, including cyclone “Mora” in May. Furthermore, owing to the violence in Rakhine State of Myanmar, a large number of people fled to Bangladesh’s border area Cox’s Bazar, adding burdens to the already suffering region. All these disasters and issues lead to shortage of resources and rising humanitarian needs. People are in urgent need for relief service and materials, including temporary shelters, food, water, sanitations, daily necessities, medical service and psychological support.

19 Sep 2017 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Since 25 August more than 379 000 people are estimated to have crossed from Myanmar to Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar

  • 156 000 are located in makeshift settlement/camps, 35 000 in host communities and 188 000 in new spontaneous settlements

  • 26 747 people have been displaced in Myanmar

18 Sep 2017 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Situation Update

In late August, a new wave of conflict broke out in the Rakhine State of Myanmar which has led to an influx of people crossing the border. Over the last two weeks, more than 300,000 people have crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Together with the people who fled into the country since 2012, Bangladesh is now hosting about 500,000 people from Myanmar. Most of them are living in temporary shelters and in urgent needs of basic humanitarian assistance.

01 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

358,602
# Children in need of humanitarian assistance

708,743
# People in need
(UNICEF projection according to inter-agency SitReps, MIRA and BBS census 2011)

UNICEF Appeal 2017
US$9.45 million

Highlights

29 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

358,602
# Children in need of humanitarian assistance

708,743
# People in need
(UNICEF projection according to inter-agency SitReps, MIRA and BBS census 2011)

UNICEF Appeal 2017 US$9.45 million

*Thanks to the generous contribution from donors, UNICEF Bangladesh has achieved its funding requirement for the coordination/operational set up sector, receiving US$421,530 over the requested amount for 2017.

Highlights

22 Aug 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Shahiduzzaman

BHOLA, Bangladesh, Aug 22 2017 (IPS) - Visitors might be confused after arriving in Char Chatkimarai, a tiny island of eight square miles situated in the extreme south of Bangladesh close to the Bay of Bengal. Many might think they have just landed in an amazing part of a big national park of buffalo.

It is an eye-catching sight to say the least. Whichever direction one looks, there are buffalo everywhere, moving together in herds and sometimes playfully running after each other or resting with their bodies submerged in water.

11 Aug 2017 description

By Melissa Winkler and Raqibul Alam, IFRC

Every year, monsoon rains cause the Jamuna River to overflow, flooding villages in Sirajganj, Bangladesh and damaging or destroying homes and livelihoods across the district.

07 Aug 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 1,674,188 Swiss francs (increased from1,296,519 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 80,000 people (increased from 50,000 people) for eight months.