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20 Jul 2015 description

Situation Overview

Heavy rainfall hit Bangladesh on 23 June 2015, causing landslides and flooding. The south-eastern districts of Cox Bazar, Bandarban and Chittagong are worst affected. Government information identifies 29 upazilas as most affected.

• In the 29 upazilas classified as affected by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), a total of over 1.8 million people are impacted.

• Since 23 June, 22 people have died due to landslides, electrocution, drowning and capsizing boats, and over 20,651 have been injured.

08 Sep 2014 description

KEY FINDINGS

  • Almost 2 million people are affected in the nine districts assessed. By visiting officials at the Union level, the JNA found that 1,876,636 people were reported as affected – this is 33% of the population in the affected area.

  • 642,264 people affected in Kurigram (38% of the total population of the affected)

  • 423,679 people affected in Sirajgonj (43% of the total population of the district affected)

  • 338,459 people affected in Gaibandha (41% of the total population of the district affected)

18 Jun 2007 description

Note: This consolidated response matrix is prepared by DER Secretariat for circulation to DER member agencies.

19 Sep 2006 description

Introduction

A devastating storm triggered from a sea depression with violent wind struck the coastal belt of Bangladesh namely Satkhira, Bagerhat, Patuakhali, Barfuna, Noakhali and Cox's Bazar dstricts at the period of evening on 19 September 2006. Meanwhile, the heavy downpour was active entire the Bangladesh and strong over the North Bay under the impact of depression. Therefore, Different districts of coastal area including some parts of Dhaka have been inundated due to rainfall for four consecutive days.

20 Dec 2005 description

Summary Observation on Rapid Emergency Needs Assessment Exercise to three severely flood affected northern districts of Bangladesh

Background

While the Bangladesh monsoon was on the wane, late flooding has affected some 11 north and north=ADwestern districts between October 3-6, 2005.

15 Dec 2005 description

Note: After the release of theoriginal (November) versioin of this report, a DER meeting was held on 16 November to discuss follow-up issues. A consensus view emerged that future RENA reports should be strengthened to better inform potential interventions. A second DER working group meeting was held on the 21 November to discuss revising the structure of the RENA report, and the feasibility of updating the earlier November report. This "December Update" represents the outcome of the revisioins.

24 Mar 2005 description

This report is consolidated from reports provided by the following:

  • DER Group member agencies: ActionAid Bangladesh, BRAC, Disaster Forum, Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), NIRAPAD, Oxfam, Rangpur Dinajpur Rural Service (RDRS), Save the Children Alliance, and World Food Programme (Rangpur Regional Office).
  • Primary sources of information (i.e. local NGOs present on the ground): Eco-Social Development Organisation (ESDO), Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK), Samaj Kallyan Sangstha (SKS), …
22 Mar 2005 description


- DER Group sources of information: ActionAid Bangladesh, BRAC, Disaster Forum, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), NIRAPAD, and Rangpur Dinajpur Rural Service (RDRS).
- Primary sources of information (i.e. local NGOs present on the ground): Gana Unnayan Kendra (GUK), Samaj Kallyan Sangstha (SKS), and UDDYOG.

1. Disaster Impact

21 Mar 2005 description
  • DER Group sources of information: ActionAid Bangladesh, BRAC, Disaster Forum, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), NIRAPAD, and Rangpur Dinajpur Rural Service (RDRS).
10 Nov 2004 description

1. Definition of 'Monga'

Monga is seasonal scarcity of employment and hence household incomes leading to lack of access to food amongst mainly rural poor landless families. It occurs almost every year mostly in the northwestern districts, west of the Brahmaputra, particularly after the planting but before the aman harvest in the months of September, October, and November.

10 Nov 2004 description

1. Definition of 'Monga'

Monga is seasonal scarcity of employment and hence household incomes leading to lack of access to food amongst mainly rural poor landless families. It occurs almost every year mostly in the northwestern districts, west of the Brahmaputra, particularly after the planting but before the aman harvest in the months of September, October, and November.