Breaking News
June 20, 2019 - Begum Zia can be released only in legal way: Hasan
June 20, 2019 - SC upholds HC order declaring gazette on FF’s minimum age illegal
June 20, 2019 - President, PM greet recipients of tree plantation, wildlife conservation awards
June 20, 2019 - CEC hopes for peaceful environment of Bogura-6 by polls
June 20, 2019 - President, PM for preservation of environment to attain SDGs
June 18, 2019 - Shakib’s ton powers Tigers to a facile victory over West Indies
June 18, 2019 - Supplementary budget of Tk 15,166 cr passed
June 18, 2019 - Probe report on Biman pilot’s travel without passport submitted
June 18, 2019 - No positive politics in Oikyafront: Nasim
June 18, 2019 - CAAB urges all not to throw laser ray targeting aircrafts
June 18, 2019 - Tribunal sends ex-Sonagazi OC to jail
June 17, 2019 - General holiday declared at 23 upazilas on June 18
June 17, 2019 - UKBCCI keen to explore opportunities in ICT, garments sectors
June 17, 2019 - Former OC of Sonagazi Moazzem held in capital
June 17, 2019 - Backlog of women, children prevention cases reducing: Anisul
June 16, 2019 - Hasan rejects criticism of CPD, BNP about budget
June 16, 2019 - Quader urges party-men to read budget to reply critics
June 16, 2019 - President, PM urge people to plant more local fruit trees
June 16, 2019 - 5th phase polls in 21 upazilas on June 18
June 16, 2019 - Police compiles citizen data of 63 lakh: DMP Chief
June 15, 2019 - Budget is pro-people, business-friendly, implementable: experts
June 15, 2019 - Bus driver held with 10,000 yaba pills in Dhaka
May 27, 2019 - S.M Amzad Hossian, Chairman of South Bangla Agriculture and Commerce (SBAC) Bank Limited, presiding over its 6th Annual General Meeting at a hotel in the city on Thursday. Vice-Chairman and Khulna City Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque and Managing Director Md. Golam Faruque of the Bank were also present.
May 27, 2019 - Bangladesh Development Bank Limited (BDBL) organized a daylong workshop on “e-File System” held on May 25, 2019 at its Karwan Bazar Training Institute. Deputy Managing Director and Managing Director in- Charge, Md. Abdul Matin, inaugurated the workshop as chief guest. Head of Training Institute Rubina Yeasmin Khan, AGM and concerned officials were also present.
May 27, 2019 - Padma Bank to offer new scheme for women
May 27, 2019 - Hasan urges BNP leaders not to do ‘ill politics’ over Khaleda’s health
May 27, 2019 - People don’t trust BNP, says Nasim
May 27, 2019 - PM keeps promise by launching ‘Panchagarh Express’: Sujon
May 27, 2019 - Discussion on Bangabandhu’s birth centenary held
May 27, 2019 - Security strengthened ahead of Eid: DMP commissioner

Country’s 4 ml people displaced by disaster in 6 years

DHAKA: More than four million people of Bangladesh have been displaced by sudden onset disaster in six years from 2008 to 2013 mainly due to flood and river erosion.

“Riverbank erosion and seasonal floods displaces as many as 400,000 people each year in Bangladesh,” said a recent study conducted by Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

ActionAid Bangladesh and the NRC revealed the research report tiled Community Resilience and Disaster Related Displacement in South Asia today at function in a city hotel.

Between 2008 and 2013, the report revealed South Asia ranked second behind East Asia and the Pacific in the number of people displaced by disasters in both absolute and relative terms.

It said countries in South Asia observed effects of climate change include risks that threaten lives, food security, health and wellbeing. It all triggers displacement, it added.

The report said the scale of displacement caused by disasters is largely determined by communities’ underlying vulnerability to shocks or stresses.

“To mitigate the suffering of the displaced people Bangladesh needs to prepare communities for sudden-onset disasters and reduce risk of displacement through awareness rising and adaptation schemes,” it suggested.

Presenting the research paper Dr Dorien Braam said, “Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable areas for the displayed people. To address the issue Government should transfer more responsibilities and resources from the national government to local authorities for the displayed people”.

Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque said displacement for disaster and climate change ought to be incorporated in the global debate. “We need a common understanding and work plan with national and international support develop a sustainable solution for the displaced people,” he said.

The Government of Bangladesh is in the forefront of finding a viable international better solution, he said.

Commenting on the research paper climate expert Dr Atiq Rahman said, “Every year we are facing lot of disaster with long term climate change impact. To mitigate the problem Bangladesh can’t solve the problem alone. We need greater a global working plan and commitment from international stakeholders to solve the problem.”

Action Aid Bangladesh Country Director Farah Kabir said adequate resources, sufficient policies, DRR and Climate centric education and technology are the only way to address the displacement issue.

About author

AWARD

Reflection Team

বাংলা

স্যান্ডউইচের দামে দেহ বিক্রি করছেন গ্রিক নারীরা!

স্যান্ডউইচের দামে দেহ বিক্রি করছেন গ্রিক নারীরা!

ভেঙে পড়ছে গ্রিসের অর্থনীতি। দুই মেয়াদে ক্ষমতায় এসেও সিপ্রাস সরকার চিত্রটা পাল্টাতে পারেনি। দিন দিন বাড়ছে বেকারত্ব। গোটা দেশটার আর্থ-সামাজিক…

Recent Video

Photo Gallery

Folder not found
wp-content/uploads/2012/02/