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10 Oct 2018 description

THE SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM ']'ITLI' OVER WEST-CENTRAL BAY AND ADJOINING AREA MOVED SLIGHTLY NORTH-NORTHWESTWARDS, INTE,NSIFIED.INTO A SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM WITH A CORE OF HURRICANE, WIND (ECP: 982 HPA) OVER WEST-CENTRAL BAY AND ADJOINING NORTHWEST BAY (LAT. 17.5oN, LONG. 85.4'E) AND wAS CENTRED Al' 06 PM TODAY (t0 OCTOBER, 2018) ABOU-| 880 KM SOI_JTHWEST OF CHATTOGRAM PORT, 850 KM SOUTHWEST OF COX'S BAZAR POR'|, 720 KM SOUTHWE,ST OF MONGLA PORT AND 740 KM SOUTHWEST OF PAYRA PORT.

30 Aug 2018 description

Background

Bangladesh is amongst those countries most vulnerable to climate-related shocks and stresses that come with frequent natural disasters. Its geographic location, land characteristics and multiplicity of rivers coupled with high population density compounds Bangladesh’s vulnerability during natural disasters.

26 Aug 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 26 August 2018 - A year ago, the world witnessed one of the largest cross-border forced displacements of recent times. Within the space of a single month, close to half a million Rohingya men, women and children fled their homes in Northern Rakhine State to seek safety in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The number of new arrivals has now risen to over 720,000 persons.

10 Aug 2018 description

Bangladesh, August 2018 - The Ministry of Finance of Bangladesh with support from the Inclusive Budgeting and Financing for Climate Resilience (IBFCR) project of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held in Dhaka a ceremony to launch Bangladesh's Citizens Climate Budget Report 2018-19.

27 Jul 2018 description

Highlights:

  • Diphtheria case-patients still reporting from the camps and confirmed case-patients from host community.
  • Overall, AWD trend remains stable.
  • Number of Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) & Acute Juandice Syndrome (AJS) case-patients reporting increases than previous weeks but overall trend remains stable.
  • Other diseases and clinical syndromes remain within the previous level.

EWARS Reporting Updates:

19 Jul 2018 description

Highlights:

• Confirmed diphtheria case-patients still reporting from the camps.

• Overall, AWD trend remains stable.

• Number of Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) case-patients reporting increases than previous weeks but overall trend remains stable.

• Introduction of injury segment in the Event-Based reporting form.

• Other diseases and clinical syndromes remain within the previous level W28 2018 | Highlights

05 Jul 2018 description
  • An estimated total FDMN population of 866 000, of which 734 176 (85%) under surveillance in the Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).

  • 171 (63%) health facilities currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites.

  • 96 (56%) facilities reported in EWARS fewer than previous week (111 weekly reports in week 25) by Tuesday 3 July, 2018 resulting in a cumulative completeness of 68% in 2018.

22 Jun 2018 description
  • 170 (63%) health facilities are currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites and no new facilities registered this week.

  • In week 24, 56 weekly reports (33%) were received by Tuesday 19 June 2018, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 69% in 2018. This sudden drop of reporting rate is mostly due to the heavy rain and the public holidays that took place this week.

  • 4 alerts were triggered this week. All alerts went through initial verification within 72 hours of being triggered by WHO EWARS team.

  • WHO EWARS team

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.

14 Jun 2018 description
  • An estimated total FDMN population of 866 000, of which 734 176 (85%) are under surveillance in the Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).

  • 170 (63%) health facilities are currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites and no new facilities registered this week.

  • This week, 104 weekly reports were received in time, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 69% for 2018.

13 Jun 2018 description

According to the information of Bangladesh Meterological Department (BMD) & Indian Meterological deaprtment (IMD) , Medium to Heavy rainfall in expected in North-eastern, South-eastern part of Bangladesh & adjoining Indian part with very heavy rainfall in some isolated areas in next 24-48 hours.

Sylhet, Sunamgonj & Moulavibazar:

Rainfall with a magnitude of 40-80 mm is expected in next 24-48 hours in this region and adjoining Indian part. Water levels in Surma- Kushiyara and Manu rivers may continue to rise at slower rate in next 24 hours.

13 Jun 2018 description
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Bangladesh is known as one of the most climate vulnerable countries in the world because of its geographical location and the adverse effects of climate change present a range of development issues and challenges that call for a strong policy response to address them. The government of Bangladesh is committed to address the vulnerabilities arising from climate change, formulating policies and frameworks.

10 Jun 2018 description

According to information of Numerical Weather Prediction Model of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), there is chance of widespread heavy to very heavy rainfall (approximately 120 mm/day on average) in the South-Eastern Hilly region of Bangladesh in next 24 to 48 hours. As a result, the water level of Muhuri, Feni, Halda, Sangu, Matamuhuri rivers of the South-Eastern Hilly region may rapidly rise in next 24 to 48 hours and places of Cox’s Bazar, Chattogram and Bandarban may experience short duration flash flood during this time.

09 Jun 2018 description

OUTLOOK

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Ganges-Padma rivers are in falling trend.

  • The major rivers of the Upper Meghna basin in the North-Eastern region are in falling trend.

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Ganges-Padma rivers may continue falling in next 72 hours.

  • The major rivers of Upper Meghna basin in the North-Eastern region may fall in next 24 hours.

07 Jun 2018 description

The main objectives of this report are to (i) assess the current state-of-the-art tools and operational practices in tropical cyclone and storm surge forecasting, (ii) assess existing operational practices at the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) and regionally, and (iii) propose recommendations for improvements in the lead times of tropical cyclone forecasts for Bangladesh.

07 Jun 2018 description

An estimated total FDMN population of 866 000, of which 734 176 (85%) are under surveillance in the Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).

  • 170 (63%) health facilities are currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites and no new facilities registered this week.

  • For week 22, 116 weekly reports were received by Tuesday of the following week, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 71% for 2018.

05 Jun 2018 description

OUTLOOK

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Ganges-Padma rivers are in falling trend, while the major rivers of South Eastern Hilly basin are in rising trend.

  • Most of the major rivers of the Upper Meghna basin in the North-Eastern region are in falling trend, except the Khowai river which is in rising trend.

  • The Brahmaputra-Jamuna and the Ganges-Padma rivers may continue falling in next 72 hours.

  • The major rivers of Upper Meghna basin in the North-Eastern region may remain steady in next 24 hours.

01 Jun 2018 description
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Summary - Bengali version

Author(s): National Institute of Population Research and Training; International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh; and MEASURE Evaluation

Year: 2017

Abstract:

01 Jun 2018 description

• An estimated total FDMN population of 866 000, of which 728 786 (84%) are under surveillance in the Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).

• 170 health facilities are currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites and no new facilities registered this week.

• For week 21, 119 weekly reports were received by Tuesday of the following week, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 71% for 2018.

25 May 2018 description

Epidemiological Highlights Week 20

• An estimated total FDMN population of 866 000 and 728 786 (84%) are under surveillance in Early Warning Alert and Response System (EWARS).

• To date, 170 health facilities are currently registered as active EWARS reporting sites and no new facilities registered this week.

• In week 20, 123 weekly reports were received by Tuesday, resulting in a cumulative completeness of 71% for 2018.