Bangladesh food

Bangladesh: Food Aid Fact Sheet – March 12, 2020 – Bangladesh

SITUATION • Attacks by armed actors on Burmese security posts in August 2017 and subsequent military operations in Burmese Rakhine state, home to the majority of Rohingya, triggered a major humanitarian crisis in neighboring Bangladesh. Violence in Burma forced nearly 706,000 people, most of them Rohingya refugees, to flee to south-eastern Bangladesh, joining more than […]

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Bangladesh: Food Aid Fact Sheet – March 3, 2019 – Bangladesh

Recurrent natural disasters, such as floods and cyclones, continue to exacerbate poverty-related problems, including food insecurity and malnutrition, in many parts of the country. A massive influx of refugees from Burma to Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh, one of the least developed districts in the country, has sparked a large-scale humanitarian response. SITUATION • Attacks […]

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Bangladesh: Food Aid Fact Sheet – May 15, 2018 – Bangladesh

Attacks by armed actors on Burmese security posts in August 2017 and subsequent military operations in Rakhine State, home to the majority of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, sparked a major humanitarian crisis in neighboring Bangladesh. Violence in Burma forced nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees to flee to southeastern Bangladesh, joining more than 212,000 Rohingya living in […]

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Bangladesh: Food Aid Fact Sheet – August 11, 2017 – Bangladesh

More than 31 percent of Bangladeshis live below the national poverty line, according to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). Frequent natural disasters, including floods and cyclones, compound the problems caused by the high national poverty rate. In addition to natural disasters, the most socially vulnerable Bangladeshis historically lack access to health and hygiene […]

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New power plant threatens agriculture and food security in Bangladesh

The government of Bangladesh is advancing plans to install a coal-fired power plant in the Rampal region of Bagerhaat district. This project is only 10 kilometers from the Sundarbans, an ecologically critical area, and threatens its very existence. The Rampal power plant will have dangerous impacts on agriculture and food security, plant and wildlife diversity, […]