Conducting Needs Assessment for Designing Program on Disaster Risk Management in Cox's Bazar, UNDP
Duration: 31 January-15 March 2021
Bangladesh is still in the Rohingya crisis. Since August 2017, a total of 745,000 Rohingya have fled the border from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar and Chattogram hill Tracts due to the violence that was put upon them. They have joined the over 300,000 Rohingya who took refuge in Bangladesh earlier. The people of Bangladesh have offered them generous hospitality but the scale of the crisis has become so high that the country cannot be expected to single handily meet the needs of the Rohingya.
In recent years, Bangladesh has ranked among the top ten most disaster-prone countries in the world and Cox’s Bazar district is exposed to numerous hazards including cyclones, landslides, flash floods, and earthquakes. Rohingyas are now vulnerable to disastrous impacts from these hazards. Humanitarian actors in Cox’s Bazar have stepped up their disaster risk reduction and preparedness efforts to manage the threat to life and health posed by these threats. An Emergency Task Force has been formed to support sectors and UNDP is playing an advisory role, with a particular focus on disaster risk reduction and coherence with national systems and capacities.
Lead Consultant of CRD Dr. Mokhlesur Rahman has been appointed for the development and delivery of full project project proposal and necessary annexes on disaster Preparedness focusing on forecast-based early actions in line with DG ECHO HIP 2021 guidelines.