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17 Aug 2016 description
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SUMMARY

PERIOD: August – October 2016

3.7 million People affected

130,965 persons Targeted

US$ 13,620,052 REQUIRED

Background

09 Aug 2016 description

Crisis Overview

According to official government estimates from the NDRCC, as of 6 August almost 3.7 million people across 19 districts of Bangladesh1 have been affected by monsoon-induced floods that began around 19 July. Dozens of people have died as a result of the floods, mostly from drowning and snakebite, with the death toll continuing to rise.2 Most deaths are thought to be children. (Health Cluster, 04.08.2016).

23 Jun 2016 description

Humanitarian Response

Food Security

  • To date, 20 organizations have started their response, mainly INGOs (14 INGOs: Islamic Relief, Muslim Aid, Christian Aid, Concern World Wide, ACF, Save the Children International, CRS, BRAC, Oxfam, DanChurchAid, Solidarites International, ADRA and World Vision Bangladesh), five (5) local NGOs (Coast Trust, Mukti, YPSA, RIC and Shushilan), the Red Cross-Red Crescent (IFRC/BDRC) and one (1) UN agency (WFP);

09 Jun 2016 description

Food Security

  • To date, 19 organizations have started their response, mainly INGOs (13 INGOs: Islamic Relief, Muslim Aid, Christian Aid, Concern World Wide, ACF, Save the Children International, CRS, BRAC, Oxfam, DanChurchAid, Solidarites International and ADRA), five (5) local NGOs (Coast Trust, Mukti, YPSA, RIC and Shushilan), the Red Cross-Red Crescent (IFRC/BDRC) and one (1) UN agency (WFP);

  • The estimated amount delivered (or in process) is 1,000,033 USD (29% of the amount requested);

05 Jun 2016 description

Prepared jointly by Humanitarian Coordination Task Team (HCTT)

SUMMARY

Background

PERIOD June-August 2016

1.3 million people affected

People targeted for humanitarian assistance:
33% of affected population
432,162

USD 12 million requested

08 Jan 2015 description

On December 9, an oil tanker accident in the Sundarbans of Bangladesh led to the release of approximately 350,000 litres of heavy fuel oil into the river and mangrove ecosystem. The responsible shipping company estimated that 68,000 litres had been recovered, based on payment records to local communities. The response to the accident was led by the Forest Department of the Ministry of Environment and Forests with the help of local communities.

20 May 2013 description

Dhaka, 19 May 2013 - While Tropical Storm Mahasen reached the coastline of Bangladesh on Thursday weaker than anticipated, the preparedness work undertaken by the Government and humanitarian partners saved countless lives.

Preliminary assessments from the Government indicate that some 1,280,000 people were affected with 13 lives lost. 10 districts were hit with in the wake of the storm. Early recovery support in terms of restoring livelihoods, shelter and providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene in localized areas is the priority now.

26 Aug 2010 description

Dhaka, 26 August 2010: The United Nations (UN) System has extended its support to 14,000 cyclone Aila affected families still living on embankments in Bangladesh.

11 Sep 2008 description

This situation report is compiled from information provided by the UN agencies, the Government of Bangladesh, the NGO community and other sources.

Dhaka, Bangladesh, 11 September 2008

Summary

- Large scale flooding did not occur following the recent increased monsoon activity.

- Localized flooding and flash flooding prompted disaster response from the government and the humanitarian community.

- Continued need for localized disaster response estimated to be within national capacity.

31 Aug 2008 description

This situation report is compiled from information provided by the UN agencies, the Government of Bangladesh, the NGO community and other sources.

Dhaka, Bangladesh, 31 August 2008

Summary

- Recent seasonal monsoon activities increases the risk for significant flooding in Bangladesh.

10 Dec 2007 description

Dhaka, Bangladesh, 10 December 2007 - This situations report is compiled from information provided by the Coordination Clusters, from Government Sitreps, and other sources.

Situation

1. A super cyclonic storm (category 4) moved north through the Bay of Bengal and hit southern Bangladesh on 15 November with wind speed reaching 220 km/h. It continued northward causing extensive damage, especially to the country's southwestern districts.

2. More than 8.9 million people in 31 districts have been affected by the storm.

22 Nov 2007 description

Summary:

The devastating Cylone Sidr struck Bangladesh on the evening of the 15th November bringing with it large damages and associated large humanitarian needs. A rapid initial UN emergency assessment team was fielded on the 17th November to assess both the needs and damages in 9 of the worst affected districts. Approximately 4.7 million people in these worst affected districts were affected and a further 2.6 million people, most of them the poorest of the poor, are in need of immediate life and livelihoods saving relief assistance.

21 Nov 2007 description

Dhaka, Bangladesh 21th of November 2007

Situation

A super cyclonic storm (category 4) moved north through the Bay of Bengal and hit southern Bangladesh at 7:30 pm on 15 November with wind speed reaching 220 km/h. It continued northward causing extensive damage, especially to the country's southwestern districts.

More than 6 million people in 30 districts have been affected by the storm. Latest official reports indicate 2,942 killed, 28,188 injured and 1,724 unaccounted for. The death toll is expected to increase further.

07 Sep 2007 description

Dhaka: The United Nations system in Bangladesh has mobilised additional funds of 6 million US dollars (approximately 42 crore taka) to alleviate the suffering of the flood affected people of Bangladesh. This is in addition to UN system assistance of approximately 11 million US dollars since the flood started.

This support was made possible through a grant from the Central Emergency Respond Fund (CERF), a global initiative to enhance UN's response to emergencies.