Local governments play an essential role in disaster risk reduction and building resilience. At UNDRR’s 2022 Global Platform, the Local Leaders Forum opened a productive discussion on important issues around disaster resilience at city and district level.
Bangladesh and the Netherlands are both situated in low-lying lands, making them prone to floods. As a result, both countries have found benefits in cooperation around flood control and water management.
In Bangladesh, Rohingya refugees are playing an important role in reforestation efforts to protect the campsites from the risk of landslides, flash floods, and higher temperatures, which can worsen humanitarian crises.
Under the ‘Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient’ project, an analysis of Dhaka North City Corporation's resilience revealed issues around governance, scaling of interventions, social connectivity and community-based DRR, among other topics.
The need for a multi-hazard approach is one of the key lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic, and one that UNDRR advocates for all to follow as an important building block to save lives and to reduce the percentage of GDP that countries lose to disasters.
The Cyclone Preparedness Programme in Bangladesh is to undergo it's largest ever expansion since it was founded in 1972, a large recruitment drive and the inclusion of urban risk, earthquakes, floods and other hazards.
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) organized a regional workshop to identify entry points for enhanced integration of DRR into humanitarian programming in both recurrent and protracted crisis settings.
During last year's monsoon season, over 40,000 Rohingya refugees were affected by landslides and floods. UN agencies, Bangladesh Red Crescent and other NGO partners are working to reduce disaster risk in the camps with a strong focus on the environment.