July 3, 2012

The story of the flood, its people and BRAC- BRAC’s programmes reaches out to the flood affected regions in Bangladesh

The pervasive torrential rains in the Bandarban, Cox’s Bazar, Sylhet, Chittagong, & Feni district of Bangladesh have left a significant number of people homeless and distressed in the past one week. Roads and railways communication network are left in devastating conditions which has made any kind of aid or assistance impossible to reach. Under such circumstances, BRAC’s Disaster, Management and Climate Change (DMCC) programme has geared up to challenge the extremes and reach out to those in dire need.
May 7, 2012

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets the “two national treasures” of Bangladesh

Knight Commander, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed and Nobel Laureate, Muhammad Yunus, have been marked as the creators of the world’s two best organizations – BRAC and Grameen Bank – by the visiting US secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. In an early morning 9 o’clock meeting on 6 May 2012, at the Gulshan Residence of the US ambassador of Bangladesh, Dan W Mozena; Sir Fazle and Dr. Yunus met with Secretary Clinton for an hour long discussion which was primarily focused on the development of Bangladesh and women’s rights and empowerment.
October 15, 2010

Update on BRAC Pakistan Flood Relief & Rehabilitation

Over 20 million people have been affected by the floods in Pakistan, 75% of whom are in the Sindh and Punjab provinces. The floods damaged or destroyed 1.9 million houses.BRAC has a relief and rehabilitation program in place in the provinces of Sindh, Punjab, Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. The flood waters have started to recede and the displaced population is returning to their homes and villages.
September 20, 2010

BRAC and American Pakistan Foundation (APF) Join Hands in Post-Flood Rehabilitation Efforts in Pakistan

Almost 21 million people are now reported as having been directly affected by the devastating floods in Pakistan. With 23 out of 94 BRAC Pakistan’s microfinance branches affected by the flooding, BRAC is close to the people and communities that have been suffering as the disaster began to unfold in July.
August 10, 2010

Latest Update on Pakistan Flood Situation

We have the latest update from the flood situation: The flood situation is worsening, with Sindh and Punjab regions now severely affected due to flooding of the river Sindh. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been experiencing torrential rains for the last two days, and flood warnings are being issued again. The level of the Kabul river has risen to dangerous heights and rain has contributed to more flooding in the already affected areas. People who had been returning to their homes are experiencing difficulties as the water is coming in again.
August 7, 2010

Pakistan Flood Situation as of 7 August

We have the latest update from the flood situation: It has stopped raining in various parts of the province and the water level is receding. However, the Meteorological Department has issued warnings of further rains and chances for flood until 6th August, 2010. Our BRAC Health Team has reported from the field that some people are now returning to their homes, initiating cleaning and fumigation activities.Update on BRAC Response:
August 6, 2010

Pakistan’s Worst Flood in 80 Years Needs Heart and Soul

Disasters seem to be happening all the time now. Maybe climate change is the culprit. But when they happen to you or to people you know, it becomes very personal. I get that. And I know most Americans don’t know the people in Pakistan who have just had their homes and lives swept away in the worst flooding in 80 years, but let me share with you why you should care as if they were your own family. Our Country Manager, Farid Rahman, wrote to me this morning to thank us saying "we are very much happy that you are working heart and soul to raise funds for the flood victims in Pakistan." Actually, I think we should all be “working our heart and soul” to support and be in solidarity with these people. Here’s why: 1) there are millions of people suddenly in need. 2) we can ease their suffering and 3) this is a strategic region important for long term peace.
August 3, 2010

Press Release: BRAC providing flood relief in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (formerly the North-West Frontier Province), Pakistan

2 August 2010 - With the heavy rainfalls and the ensuing flood in Pakistan, BRAC temporarily halted its microfinance and health operations in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and is focusing on providing emergency relief.“Drawing upon years of experience in flood relief work in Bangladesh, a flood-prone country, BRAC Pakistan staff are rapidly and effectively assisting the people of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province,” said Susan Davis, President & CEO of BRAC USA.
July 21, 2010

Flood Warning in Bangladesh

BRAC's Disaster, Management and Climate Change Programme (DMCC) has been informed by Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (ADPC/AIT, Thailand) that the Ganges river flow is increasing and the Brahmaputra is at a critical stage. Jamuna crossed the danger level once on June 29th and it was the highest for the last 52 years. The model run by RIMES is consistently showing that the Brahmaputra will reach a critical stage from July 22nd onwards with more than 90% probability and cross the danger level. The danger level for Brahmaputra at Bahadurabad station is 19.50 m and currently it now flowing at 19.31 m.