Disaster Risk Management in Cox's Bazar Programme

The climate and topography of Cox’s Bazar creates an environment where local communities are exposed to multiple natural hazards, and experience recurring extreme weather events. Vulnerable Bangladeshi communities in the district have long borne the brunt of cyclones, landslides and flash flooods. The Rohingya crisis has increased the size of the population at risk and is driving the creation of new risks due to defor- estation, hill-cutting, and infrastructure pressure. To support government and humanitarian actors’ efforts to manage the seasonal and extreme weather events associated with the cyclone and rainy season, UNDP is implementing an area-based programme for strengthening Disaster Risk Management in Cox’s Bazar.

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

The objective of the project is to reduce the seasonal weather and disaster vulnerability of at-risk Rohingya and Bangladeshi host communities in Cox’s Bazar through effective multi-hazard risk management. The Project works to achieve this objective by supporting contingency planning in host communities and within the Rohingya response; improvement of forecasting and risk analysis; implementation of landslide and flash flood mitigation measures in underserved communities; technical support to humanitarian actors and local government; support to improve disaster risk literacy of duty bearers; and support to enhance local landslide search and rescue capacity.

AREAS OF WORK

Enhancement of local government preparedness for response

Hazard and disaster risk analysis in Cox’s Bazar and Rohingya camps

Community-based disaster risk reduction

Support to humanitarian actors for mainstreaming of disaster risk management in refugee response

Capacity enhancement for risk-informed development

and residual risk management

Impact

START DATE

October 2018

END DATE

December 2022

STATUS

Ongoing

PROJECT OFFICE

Bangladesh

IMPLEMENTING PARTNER

United Nations Development Programme

DONORS

Australian DFAT

BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION

Canada Deparment of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

ClimateWorks Foundation

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development

European Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid Operations

GOVERNMENT OF BANGLADESH

GOVERNMENT OF GERMANY

GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN

GREEN CLIMATE FUND

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION

MINISTRY OF COMMERCE, CHINA

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, NORWAY

MONTREAL PROTOCOL

SWEDISH INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION (SIDA)

SWISS AGENCY FOR DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION - SDC

UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES (UNHCR)

UN Office for Project Services

UNDP Funding Windows

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT FUND FOR WOMEN (UN WOMEN)

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PRO

UNOCHA/Central Emergency Response Fund, CERF

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS

$36,399,197

DELIVERY IN PREVIOUS YEARS

2018$647,209

2019$5,242,691

2020$8,427,380

2021$6,910,523

2022$3,006,167

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