Disaster Management and Infrastructure Development

As global climate changes, the risk of floods, drought and severe storms increase. It is projected that rising global temperatures will cause increased drought, increased water stress in many parts of the world, damage from storms, and coastal flooding affecting millions more people each year. Almost 20 million of Bangladesh’s population is below the poverty line and especially vulnerable to natural disasters. With climate change, it is possible that 40% of the country will flood during the monsoon season, compared to 25% today.

Climate change increases disaster risk. Friendship adopts a holistic approach to relief and rehabilitation, addressing climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction techniques in the communities we work. Our relief and rehabilitation programme follows three phases: the immediate emergency relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction, and disaster risk management and preparedness.

Emergency ReliefWhen disaster strikes, whether it is a flood or a cyclone, a team from Friendship immediately goes to the affected area and works with other organisations and bodies to reach people as quickly as possible. Our priorities are to provide shelter, access to  . . . 
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Rehabilitation and ReconstructionAfter the immediate relief is over, the next stage is to help people return to normal lives, with an upgrade. Before starting reconstruction Friendship assesses which of the disaster victims are the poorest and most affected. We provide material to rebuild   . . .

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Risk Management and PreparednessOnce the community has recovered from the disaster, it is important to make sure they are prepared for the next one. Friendship helps in anticipating disasters and taking action to protect life and property. In the northern chars, Friendship acts as a bank . . .
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Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction(CMDRR)

Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction (CMDRR) is a multi-hazard approach to disaster risk reduction, which brings communities to the center of hazard identification and analysis, risk assessment and managing disaster when it occurs. It aims at mainstreaming disaster risk reduction in sectors such as health. . . .
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Dutch Lottery

In the coastal region, lack of sufficient drinking water has been an acute long-lasting problem. The main reason is high salinity in the ground water. A study by Concern Universal (Community Perspective on Water and Sanitation . . .
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Community-based Water Treatment Plant

Bangladesh is an extremely disaster-prone nation. Shocks in the form of floods and cyclones affect 30-50% of the country annually which renders a lot of anti-poverty steps taken pointless. The brunt of the damage is borne by the coastal regions to the south of the country which have been repeatedly hit by cyclones SIDR (2007), Aila (2009) and Mohasen (2013).. . .
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Read the Fact Sheet of Disaster Management & Infrastructure Development Programme


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