HCTT Contingency Plan 2020 for Climate-Related Disasters in the COVID-19 Pandemic Context   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "The objective of this document is to help the humanitarian community to complement preparedness and response efforts undertaken by Bangladesh's national authorities in relation to climate-related disasters. It reflects the increased level of preparation of national authorities as well as the accumulated experience of the humanitarian community in supporting their efforts. The primary assumption of this plan is the fact that climate-related events to which Bangladesh is highly exposed to will not vanish due to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic. Therefore, adapting preparedness and response interventions in a way that factors in this new reality is key. The second basic assumption is related to the fact that out of the 64 districts that comprises Bangladesh, 25 are most vulnerable to the socio-economic impact of the pandemic mitigation measures and most of those the ones most exposed and vulnerable to climate-related disasters. Therefore, the resilience of the most vulnerable population to climate-related disasters is already negatively impacted prior the occurrence of such disasters in 2020."

United Nations Bangladesh
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