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30 Nov 2018 description

The rise of water level in Padma river during the first two weeks of last September caused major damage to the riverbank which led to collapse of embankments. In Naria and Zajira upazilas, an estimated 8,710 families or approximately 43,550 people have been displaced, all their houses were washed away.

17 Jun 2018 description

This is not a list of messages to be read aloud to the community. Instead, field workers are encouraged to use this information to inform discussions with community members. These discussions should be as participatory as possible and allow time for questions and discussions of answers.

We encourage all field workers to:

  • Listen to the concerns and worries about cyclone early warning coming from communities. Cyclones can be a frightening concept and individuals may have different needs.

26 May 2018 description

This framework illustrates an inclusive approach to the Federation-wide humanitarian response to the population movement from Rakhine state, in Myanmar, to Bangladesh, as well as the role of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society and Movement-wide coordination.


13 Mar 2018 description

1. The Partnership Meeting at a glance

The scale and speed of people fleeing violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, and seeking shelter and protection in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, has created one of the most critical, complex and challenging crises in the region in decades.

22 Dec 2017 description

This guide highlights the necessity of providing timely and relevant during disasters, as well as encouraging the use of live/phone-in programs, and is useful for those working on health, education, and agriculture issues along with disaster management, who are interested in conducting live/phone-in programs.

It has been produced by the Bangldesh Red Crescent Society and the International Federation of the Red Cross.

06 Dec 2017 description

Dhaka: In response to the floods that engulfed Bangladesh in October this year, Citi Foundation, has contributed USD$100,000 to Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, the largest humanitarian organization in the country. The donation was made to support the rehabilitation of 3000 families affected by the heavy rains and flooding in the northern areas of the country. In addition to the Foundation grant, Citi Bangladesh employees also collectively contributed to the relief and rehabilitation efforts.

24 Nov 2017 description

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, 24 November 2017 - It is three months since the latest wave of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state triggered one of the world's largest humanitarian crises.

Since 25 August, at least 621,000 people have fled into Bangladesh. Arriving on foot or by boat, they join more than 307,000 who earlier fled seeking safety in Bangladesh, taking the numbers up to almost one million people, with many thousands more reported to be waiting to cross the border.

18 Oct 2017 description

NHQ, BDRCS/Oct 17: To support the flood-affected population in the Kurigram District, Bangladesh, BDRCS and ShelterBox has signed a MoU today. BMM Mozharul Huq, ndc, Secretary General, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, Nazmul Azam Khan, Director, Response and representatives from shelterBox Trust was present on the occasion.

03 Oct 2017 description

Situation Summary:

An estimated 501,800 people have arrived in southeast Bangladesh since an escalation of violence in Rakhine state in Myanmar on August 25, 2017. Their needs are urgent and immense, and include shelter, food, water, sanitation, protection, psychosocial support, and health care.

27 Sep 2017 description

Chittagong City Red Crescent Unit has come forward to help the people from Rakhine State of Myanmar. Taka 3,70,000 was handed over to the National Headquarters of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society from Chittagong City Unit as a part of humanitarian assistance.

Treasurer of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society Advocate Tauhidur Rahman received the check of donations at the Chairman's Office of the National Headquarters this morning.

19 Sep 2017 description

With a view to providing the humanitarian assistance to the people fled from Rakhine state of Myanmar to Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society received supports in terms of urgently needed items from the Government of Uzbekistan. Each of 8000 vulnerable families (about 50 thousand people) will get 14 types of food and other essential items including puffed rice (Muri), sugar, Beaten rice (chira), Peanut, Milk Powder, Energy Biscuit, Mosquito Net, Sari, Lungi, Blanket, Tshirt and pant set (children), Sandle, Basic medicines and Drinking water.

14 Sep 2017 description

Purpose of this note: Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) has produced this update to inform respective Stakeholders, including partners of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (the Movement), about the ongoing Restoring Family Links (RFL) response together with the ICRC for the recent Population Movement from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

17 Aug 2017 description

At a glance

No of affected districts- 24

No of affected sub-district- 106

No of affected unions- 672

No of affected municipality-34

No of death- 54

No of affected families- 832,348

No of Affected Population - 3,917,184

No of house damaged- 531,517

No of temporary shelter opened- 1,392

No of people have taken shelter- 282,479

No of Crops land damaged (Hectare.) -309,542

06 Aug 2017 description

Today 27 July 2017, the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) under the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDR), People's Republic of Bangladesh; the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society(BDRCS) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have signed a tri-partite memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding implementation of training on strengthening capacity of crisis responders on addressing mental health issues within crisis preparedness and management in Bangladesh.

13 Jun 2017 description

Dhaka/Kuala Lumpur, 13 June 2017 – Southeast Bangladesh is reeling from the effects of the monsoon season as days of severe rains have triggered landslides in the Chittagong Hills, reportedly killing more than 40 people and leaving dozens missing.

05 Jun 2017 description

By Hassan Ahmadul, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Dhaka

The Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) yesterday distributed a humanitarian cash grant to 2,300 households threatened by Cyclonic Storm Mora, then over the east-central Bay of Bengal and intensifying.

11 May 2017 description

Since 9 October, 2016 more than 69,0001 Myanmar nationals arrive in Bangladesh due to internal violence. The huge number of new flux of Myanmar nationals’ in Cox Bazar district; is not only related with suffering of them, it’s also suffering for old influx and Bangladeshis host communities since it brings competition over limited local job market, food and health facilities.

11 May 2017 description

Relatively early monsoon rains have inundated vast areas of low paddy fields just before harvest rendering many struggling for livelihoods in Sunamgonj.

To assess the present needs of those flood affected area Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) and IFRC Bangladesh Country Office have made a visit to North-East Flash flood affected area jointly at Bishompur and Taherpur Upazila under Sunamgonj District to observe the current situation of affected areas.

08 Jun 2016 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched an emergency appeal of two million Swiss francs (around two million US Dollars) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society in providing relief and recovery assistance to 55,000 people affected by Cyclone Roanu. Cyclone Roanu made landfall on Bangladesh’s coastline on 21 May. Heavy and continuous rainfall accompanying the cyclone caused landslides in the Chittagong hills region and tidal surges brought widespread flooding in the coastal belt.

02 Jun 2016 description

Since its inception in 1973, Bangladesh Red Crescent Society has responded to every single cyclone that has hit the country – and tropical storm “Roanu” that swept 14 coastal districts on May 20-21 is no different.

“Roanu” might not be as intense as some of the recent massive cyclones such as “Sidr” and “Aila”, which literally flattened to ground the areas they nudged; still a very large number of people, who are eternally vulnerable because of their exposure to the sea, have been affected by “Roanu”.