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Joint Needs Assessment (JNA) on Flooding in North-West Bangladesh, September 2014

From August 13th, heavy rains in the main river basins and upstream catchments of India, along with continuous rainfall in northwest and north‐eastern Bangladesh triggered flooding in low‐lying,vulnerable and densely populated areas. At the time of launching the JNA at the request of the HCTT, districts in the north‐west of the country were worst impacted and these are the focus of this report. In addition to GoB DMIC sit reps, reports from field based non‐government organizations (I/NGOs and UN) received from the 17th to the 19th of August indicated that flooding was becoming a serious issue in various parts of the country and particularly in a significant number of districts clustered around the north‐west (Lalmonirhat, Kurigram,Nilphamari, Rangpur, Gaibandha, Bogra, Serajganj, Jamalpur, Sherpur) that are known to have many ‘hard to reach areas’ (HtR) and include populations that are classified as ‘extreme poor’. The situation in the areas represented in this assessment as well as the rest of the country continues to change rapidly. While the situation may be getting worse in some areas, the possibility that receding flood waters will reveal new and different problems exists in others and in some places reports indicate people are returning to their homes and may be starting to self‐recover. Response efforts are well underway by the government and many organizations although a consolidated picture of who is responding where and in what way is presently not available.

*Please read the attached pdf file for detail report.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Development Programme
Global Cluster(s): 
Early Recovery
Original Publication Date: 
08 Sep 2014
Document type: 
Assessment Report