The disaster risk reduction (DRR) status report provides a snapshot of the state of DRR in Bangladesh under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. It also highlights progress and challenges associated with ensuring coherence among the key global frameworks at the national level; and makes recommendations for strengthening overall disaster risk management (DRM) governance by government institutions and stakeholders at national and local levels.
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.
UNDRR is supporting the Member States of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) maintain and protect their development gains by strengthening their ability to develop, implement and monitor coherent disaster risk reduction strategies.
Early warnings saved lives when Cyclone Fani hit the Indian state of Odisha but there are lessons to be learned on resilient infrastructure as a result of the widespread damage caused by the category 4 storm.