On 19th August 2011 the CBHA released a total of £ 325,000 in response to similar flooding in Bangladesh.
Floods in August affected 13 out of 64 districts in Bangladesh, causing widespread damage and loss of assets including houses, standing crops, livestock, garden produce, fisheries, cattle, and poultry. The flooding was caused by incessant monsoon rains since late July combined with a variety of other factors: the lack of adequate drainage, lack of maintenance of river embankments, increased sediment load and siltation of rivers, restricted river flow due to embankments built for shrimp farming along the coast, and release of monsoon water from barrages in India. Three southwest coastal districts of Bangladesh - Satkhira, Khulna and Jessore - were the worst hit and experienced severe flood damage.An estimated total of 1.25 million people were affected.
The CBHA released £ 325,000 to 5 agencies to carry out immediate relief work in a number of sectors: water and sanitation, hygiene promotion, food security, non-food items, emergency shelter and nutrition. The total number of planned beneficiaries is 16,295 households (81,475 individuals).
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- 31 Oct 2012
- HLWG Donor Discussion on a New Global Humanitarian Pooled Fund in Geneva on the 1st of November 2012
- 31 Oct 2012
- Global Humanitarian Assistance article on CBHA Emergency Response Fund by Lydia Poole
- 30 Oct 2012
- Blog piece by Randolph Kent from the Humanitarian Future’s Programme at King’s College