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17 Dec 2018 description

Following the positive reception of OCHA’s set of 250 public domain humanitarian icons in 2012, the organization is releasing an extended and completely redesigned new collection in 2018 (295 and counting).

The original suite was developed because at OCHA we understand that during the response to an emergency it is critical to share and understand complex information in a timely fashion. Icons — with their easily accessible, universal visual language — are vital to achieve this.

24 Oct 2018 description
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A revolution in aid: Start Network releases 2017 Annual Report

Start Network, a global network of aid agencies, has today published its first annual report showcasing its collective efforts to revolutionise the humanitarian aid system.

17 Oct 2018 description

Este documento es el resultado de la evaluación que los especialistas del Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres (cenapred) realizaron de los principales desastres que ocurrieron en 2016, mediante visitas de campo y consultas directas con las autoridades locales.

Contiene los efectos de los fenómenos sobre la población, sus bienes y la infraestructura pública y privada de los estados impactados. También incluye algunos eventos que no pudieron ser evaluados a detalle, sin embargo, presentan algunas estimaciones del impacto económico de estos fenómenos.

10 Oct 2018 description

Message from the WFP Representative

2017 marked another year of progress for Bangladesh. The country met the Least Developed Country (LDC) graduation requirements for the first time, meaning that LDC graduation could be formalized as soon as 2021. Bangladesh moved up in the Human Development Index rankings (to 142). GDP growth for 2017 was an impressive 7.3 percent. The Government of Bangladesh has shown strong commitment to development and has the results to show for it, as a member of lower middle-income countries since 2016, according to the World Bank.

27 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers
- 203.1 mt of food assistance distributed
- US$ 0 cash based transfers made
- US$ 7,914,883 six months (May-Oct 2018) net funding requirements, representing 64% of total

Operational Updates

22 Jun 2018 description

Este producto es elaborado por OCHA con aportes y contribuciones de:

18 Jun 2018 description

Description of the disaster

Since 12 August 2017, heavy monsoon rains above the seasonal average severely impacted the riverine region of India,
Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. This resulted in intense flooding in almost two-thirds of Bangladesh, affecting over 8 million people. Bangladesh experienced floods for the fourth time in 2017 and the latest flood had inundated the country.
As of 12 September, the Government of Bangladesh reported that the floodwaters had receded in 28 of the 322 floodaffected districts.

30 Mar 2018 description

WHO Sierra Leone’s ‘Annual Report: A Year in Review’ documents major milestones, lessons and challenges from our work in the health sector in 2017, achieved following two years of intensive post-Ebola support to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation. Together with our government counterparts, colleagues and our valued partners, we have aimed to help restore and strengthen essential health services, rebuild people’s trust and confidence in the public health system, and better protect the population against health emergencies – be this Ebola, or any other critical health threat.

13 Mar 2018 description
report UN Women

The Chittagong Hill Tracts area in southeastern Bangladesh is prone to natural disasters. The resulting displacement of local tribal people has spurred many conflicts in the past. On 13 June 2017, heavy rains triggered the deadliest landslide in the area to date, killing at least 160 and injuring hundreds more.

31 Jan 2018 description


• The WFP Level 3 Emergency Response for the refugee crisis in Bangladesh-Myanmar has been extended until 21 March 2018.

• An estimated 655,500 refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence broke out in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State on 25 August 2017.

• WFP is providing food assistance to the influx through the provision of a general food basket to families and SuperCereal to pregnant and nursing women and children under 5 years.

30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

In 2017, South Asia was impacted by large-scale natural and human-caused disasters.

29 Jan 2018 description

Highlights of the operations update:

• As of 15 January 2018, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society reached 13,329 families with multipurpose cash grant (CHF 50 per family) and eight types of vegetable seeds. Corrugated iron sheets and shelter toolkits were distributed to around 1,900 families.

• Multipurpose cash grant and blankets distribution are still continuous, and will be completed by the end of February.

22 Dec 2017 description


  1. Contexto humanitario

  2. Cierre del Fondo Humanitario de Colombia en Diciembre 2018

  3. Proyectos en implementación y aprobados

  4. Nuevos lineamientos globales del Fondo Humanitario de Colombia

  5. Common Performance Framework (CPF)

  6. Seguimiento y Monitoreos

  7. Capacitaciones

  8. Historias exitosas y lecciones aprendidas

1. Contexto Humanitario

06 Dec 2017 description

New publication launched: Local Humanitarian Action in Practice – Case Studies and Reflections of Local Humanitarian Actors

28 Nov 2017 description


  • WFP continues with the Level 3 emergency response as 607,000 refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence broke out in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State on 25 August 2017.

  • WFP is providing food assistance to the increasing influx through the provision of fortnightly rations of rice, lentils and oil; micronutrient fortified biscuits to people as they arrive; as well as SuperCereal for pregnant and nursing women and children under 5.