The government of Japan will provide over 340,000 items including isolation gowns to Bangladesh to fight Covid-19, which are part of the Asia-Europe Foundation’s stockpiled items financed by Japan.
UNHCR’s joint response plan to be launched Tuesday
The 2021 Joint Response Plan (JRP) of US$943 million for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis will be launched on Tuesday.
Ramping up response for Rohingya Refugees after camp fire
United Nations agencies have stepped up their efforts to assist thousands of Rohingya refugee families left homeless after last week’s devastating fire at the Kutupalong refugee camp in southern Bangladesh.
Covid-19 response: SIA operates 2nd flight to Dhaka
Singapore Airlines has operated the second flight to Dhaka in partnership with Temasek Foundation to support World Food Programme and the global Covid-19 response.
We can’t ignore adolescent girls in Covid-19 response
Opinion by Michelle Obama and Melinda Gates (CNN)Today should have been a school day for 15-year-old Fortunate Ayomirwoth. But for the past five months, her school has been closed. Fortunate now spends her days at home in a small suburb…
ADB’s COVID-19 response reaches $9.3b in last six months
Dhaka, Aug 4: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) committed $9.3 billion in financial resources in the last six months since early February when ADB started its initial response to support its developing member countries and the private sector to address…
UN chief lauds life-saving work in face of Cyclone Amphan
23 May 2020 – The UN chief António Guterres commended the governments and people of India and Bangladesh on Saturday, for their life-saving efforts ahead of devastating Cyclone Amphan, and for the effective relief effort, wishing those survivors injured and…
Can graft risks be mitigated not hindering Covid-19 response
Ed Olowo-Okere As governments respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the need for speed can lead to short-circuiting the normal procedures designed to control corruption risks. The circumstances of the pandemic can make traditional oversight even more challenging. Moreover, the…
Scaling up Covid-19 response now to avoid higher costs later
Ceyla Pazarbasioglu & Ayhan Kose After a decade of uninterrupted growth, the global economy came to a sudden halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The question now is not whether there will be a global recession but how deep it…
Don’t Waste the Pandemic Response
By Bertrand Badré PARIS – The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the greatest global challenges in generations. Governments and monetary authorities are correctly using every policy lever at their disposal to prevent a grave public-health emergency from becoming an even…
Australia for independent probe into global virus response
Australia on Sunday called for an independent investigation into the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, including the World Health Organization’s handling of the crisis.
Community Radio Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Bangladesh
AHM Bazlur Rahman Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has been mobilizing all community radios for developing and broadcasting awareness-building programs on COVID-19: Coronavirus contamination to protect lives and livelihoods since March 1, 2020. www.bnnrc.net
Signs missed and steps slowed in Trump’s pandemic response
Washington, April 13 – By the time President Donald Trump first spoke publicly about the coronavirus, it may already have been too late. Interviewed at Davos, a gathering of global elites in the Swiss Alps, the president on Jan. 22…
Covid-19: Pacer Rubel unhappy at politicians’ response to help poor
Dhaka – Expressing his unhappiness with the county’s politicians, Bangladesh pacer Rubel Hossain has said why they are not going to the doorsteps of the poor people with food as they are unable to work due to the nationwide shutdown…
Coronavirus: China admits ‘shortcomings and deficiencies’
China’s top leadership has admitted “shortcomings and deficiencies” in the country’s response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
England fined for haka response, yet All Blacks fine with it
There’s been plenty of derision over the fine imposed on England for its players’ response to New Zealand’s pre-match haka in the Rugby World Cup semifinals, a scene which tournament organizers used to promote the contest and had 1.2 million…
Monsoon rains destroy Rohingya shelters, prompt WFP response
13 September 2019, Unusually heavy monsoon rains have inundated shelters in refugee camps in southern Bangladesh creating “havoc”, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday, as it launched its biggest emergency response of the year for displaced Rohingya families.
Guterres for world youth to keep leading climate response
Lisbon, June 23 – Older generations have “failed to respond properly” to the climate emergency said the UN chief on Sunday, while the young are “stepping up to the challenge” and taking the lead to slow the destructive pace of…
UN stresses Dhaka’s strong disaster response capacity
Dhaka, Jan 24 (UNB) – UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh Mia Seppo on Thursday highlighted how a strong response capacity to disasters ties into longer-term needs by allowing countries to focus on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She made…
Hurricanes at the Ballot Box
by Vinod Thomas Singapore – Hurricane Florence, which smashed into the southea stern United States last week, is the latest in a string of extreme weather events that have raised expectations for disaster preparedness.
Trump’s claim in Puerto Rico hurricane response success derided
President Donald Trump has been criticised for hailing the US response to the deadly Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year as “tremendous”. The mayor of its capital tweeted: “If he thinks the death of 3,000 people is a success…