1 Information bulletin Asia Pacific: Cyclone Fani - Information bulletin n° 2; 0000 41 - BGD Date of issue: 3 May 2019 C T Glide n° 2019 - Mghendi, head of Point of contact: Date of disaster : 3 May 2019 Necephor disaster and crisis prevention, response and ( IFRC Asia Pacific regional office) recovery (IRCS) Host National Societies: Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) ; ; Indian Red Cross Society Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), with the support of the International Federation of Red requested f or Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), as a Disaster Emergency Relief Fund (DREF) no international assistance is imminent crisis in supporting the preparedness measures . In addition, . requested at this stage for Bangladesh and Myanmar here
2 P a g e 2 | m Indian Red Cross edicines and also coordinated with to provide assistance. It has kept ready 17 public Society health response teams and five quick response medical . teams with emergency drugs he Indian Coast Guard and the Indian Navy have Besides, t deployed ships and helicopters for relief and rescue operations while the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force units in the three states have also been put on standby. t he Banglad In Bangladesh, esh Meteorological Department (BMD) advised to hoist danger signal seven for coastal districts of Satkhira, Khulna, Bagerhat, Jhalokathi, Pirozpur, Strong winds on the outskirts of Puri in the Indian state of Odisha Barisal, Patuakhali, Borguna, Bhola and their offshore islands Associated Pres : Credit ( on Friday s) have been and chars. Maritime ports of Mongla and Payra advised to hoist danger signal number Seven while Maritime signal number Six. Coastal Districts of Chattogram, Ports of Chattogram has been advised to hoist danger Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni, Chandpur and their offshore Islands and chars will come under danger signal number Six. Maritime ports of Cox’s bazar ha been advised to keep hoisted local Warning signal number Four. Apart ve from those coastal districts, Jessore, Kustia, Rajshahi, Bogura, Natore are also likely to be affected by the storm followed by heavy rain falls and potential flash flood, as the meteorologist predicts. that the Cyclone will pass According to the Needs Assessment Working Group, the projected track anticipated as risk through Chuadan district on 4 May. A total of 26 ga districts are projected prone due to cyclonic wind or 59,010,780 population of Bangladesh are exposed to cyclonic storm and heavy deep depression. A n estimated There is likelihood of heavy rainfall. There is a possibility of tidal inundation in low lying areas of 14 coastal areas. damages of crops due to heavy rainfall. The Bangladesh government issued mass evacuation orders in 19 coastal districts t o over 4,000 shelters erected also kept ready for disaster response. were The armed forces . along the coastlines According to the media report, he evacuees will be provided with dry food and potable water. The district administrations are also equipped with t . phase as well medicines and other relief materials to tide over the post disaster Red Cross and Red Crescent action In India implementing has been Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) preparedness measures before the Cyclone make landfall. In family kits such as 1,000 tarpaulins, National Headquarters, 500 cotton blankets, 1,000 bed sheets, 250 kitchen sets, 500 cotton towels and 300 gents dhotis are dispatched from the regional warehouse in Kolkata to Odisha State . Water ers, State Disaster purification units along with trained volunte Response Team (SDRT) and National Disaster Response are on standby to be deployed. Team (NDRT ) branches Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal State have been preparing for the Cyclone, especially in Odisha , of where a response team consisting of six Youth Red Cross Volunteers and staff members of Odisha State Branch packing Counsellors and 30 trained Volunteers has been formed in 11 (Photo: IRCS) dry food items. districts likely to be affected by the Cyclone. Odisha state ave branch 500 dry food packets which contains flattened rice, Jaggery, biscuits, Sattu (flour), prepared 2 , h candles & match boxes. Additional 3 , 000 more packets will be ready by Friday afternoon for immediate dispatch. disha State Branch and additional community based local 5 Cyclone Shelters managed by O There are 6 The community leaders ready required. volunteers in all 65 Cyclone shelters on standby to provide any support , 5 INR 000 IRCS necessary dry food and to arrange (CHF 73) to each S helter house . state branch released
3 P a g e | 3 24x7 in Two emergency control rooms have been operational the State Branch in the DM Unit to closely monitoring all preparedness and relief activities in the vulnerable areas and in the Cyclone shelters. A quick action team consisting of 100 fully trained and Odisha State Branch to be olunteers are ready in v equipped IRCS is also c oordinating with deployed at required places. Cross (YRC) Units in local authorities and Youth Red vulnerable places to prepare cooked foods and distribution amongst affected people. Central Red Cross Blood Bank is ready to meet any kind of Dry Food items such as Flattened Rice, Flour is being packed . (Photo: IRCS) s or demand s . urgent need could be For post c yclone response, 500 NFI household kits onsisting of two Sarees, two Dhotis (wrap c dispatched which around for men) buckets, one mug, night one gown, one towel , two tarpaulins, and two bedsheets, one kitchen set and one cooking stove. Leaflets consisting dos and don’ts (before, during and after en circulated in vulnerable areas by Social Cyclone) have be Emergency Response and besides Volunteers announcement on loud speakers. In Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal, IRCS State Branches are also preparing relief suppliers ready to be dispatched. Social and Emergency Response Volunteers are giving early (Photo: IRCS) Community Meeting at the Cyclone Shelters . warning messages and helping authorities evacuate vulnerable people. approved for supporting IRCS to d eliver assistance and support to A DREF allocation of CHF 87,703 has been million people for one month, with a focus of DRR (mainly early warning campaign) and Shelter (family some 20 . here More details can be found pack). In Bangladesh has been ) DRCS angladesh Red Crescent Society (B B consistently monitoring the situation since the beginning of the depression formed in the bay. The cyclone contingency plan of BDRCS is being activated and control room continues to be open for 24 hours since 1 May. Control room already communicated with 60 cyclone shelters in the districts of Barguna, Bagerhat, Khulna and re ready for sheltering people. Satkhira to ensure those a BDRCS hotline number +8801811458524 is active and to 5 :00 pm managed by volunteers (9 :00 am local time) for answering questions about cyclone Fani. BDRCS is maintaining close coordination with Cyclone Preparedness Program (CPP) at NHQ level as well in the 13 coastal districts. CPP volunteers are continuing with the CPP volunteers are disseminating early warning messages. dissemination of Early warning messages with support from (Photo: BDRCS) RCY/ community volunteers of BDRCS . BDRCS allocated in Khulna, Baguna, Barisal and Bhola zone CPP commanding area ensuring 000 BDT 435,000 ) 5 (CHF , BDRCS units and CPP have participated Districts Disaster Management Committee continuous communication. coastal districts. - tricts and also the non (DDMC) meeting in all coastal dis
4 P a g e 4 | All coastal units (branches) and the non units, have been - coastal units like Rajshahi, Jessore, Magura communicated and been advised to be prepared. An Official has been deployed to perform as Unit Level Officer (ULO) for the Satkhira Unit since the ULO position was vacant there. In terms of human resources, 148 National Disaster Respon se Team (NDRT) members and 84 National Disaster WASH Response Team (NDWRT) members have been kept standby at NHQ level to be deployed whenever needed. Besides, the Units have been asked to engage trained Community Disaster Management Committee (CDMC) membe rs and Community Disaster Response team (CDRT) members to support the current situation. Youth and Volunteers department has sent an email to all units asking their trained volunteers to be ready for deployment if needed. National Disaster Response Eight Team (NDRT) members have already reached in Bagerhat, Khulna, Satkhira and Barguna to support the Units. Three emergency Medical four Team, with health professionals in each, have been formed already in coordination with Health Department who be deployed anytime with necessary medicines are ready to for two weeks. teams comprising relevant and Two skilled officials of - country Red Cross Red Crescent Movement BDRCS and in Partners are formed and ready for deployment to the affected districts. ting this with Movement partners. IFRC coordina Also, IFRC is coordinating with Movement partners for possible Joint Need Assessment (JNA). d In terms of dissemination to the public, o’s and don’ts before cyclone has been shared in BDRCS social media to make warning messages BDRCS volunteers are disseminating early (Photo: BDRCS) along coastal areas. what to do ’ and ‘ what not to ’ on ware a vulnerable people ‘ before the cyclone as a part of Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA). Ministerial Meeting and also media - BDRCS continues participating coordination meeting at MoDMR and Inter meetings have already been conducted among BDRCS Manage ment and briefing. For internal coordination, four country Movement Partners. - in The following disaster preparedness stock of BDRCS is ready to meet the immediate need of the affected people, this includes the PMO stock: Items of DP stock # of Stock Blankets 29,000 pcs 60,000 pcs Tarpaulins 2,251 pcs CGI sheets 40,000 pcs Mosquito Nets Plastic Bucket - 10L 25,000 pcs Sleeping Mat 47,000 pcs Rope 20,000 packs 5,000 pcs Hygiene Parcel 100,000 packs Oral Saline 20,402 pcs Jerrycan (including PMO) 47,000 pcs Water Purifying Tablets Water Treatment Plant/Man Pack 27 Mobile medical teams - standby 10 teams In Myanmar MRCS, in coordination with the IFRC country office, continue to closely follow the developments and path of Cyclone Fani April. MRCS has put in place its alert system in all states and regions as per its Standard since 25 Operating Procedures for disaster response, and MRCS’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Nay Pyi Taw
5 P a g e 5 | usly. MRCS’s EOC continues to be in daily contact with its and Yangon are monitoring the situation continuo branches with a focus on Rakhine State, coastal areas and the Bay of Bengal providing weather updates on the ther conditions. 200 path of the cyclone to staff and volunteers and in return receiving updates on local wea emergency response team and national disaster response team volunteer members from seven states and regions are available for deployment within 24 hours should it be required. Prepositioned relief items in central and regional warehous es are being reviewed. MRCS is coordinating closely with the relevant government departments, in particular the Department of Disaster Management, Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, and the National Emergency Operations Centre For more latest information regarding the Cyclone Fani, it can also be found in the GO webpage. Here . Click here available) here to return to see the map ( not 1. Click Click here to return to the title page 2. Contact information For further information specifically related to this operation please contact: India India Red Cross Society (IRCS) In the n • j • s ecretary; email: [email protected] Dr. Veer Bhushan, oint In the IFRC country cluster support team (CCST), New Delhi • Marwan Jilani, head of CCST ; email: [email protected] • acting • Bali, disaster preparedness and logistics officer; email: [email protected] Meenu Bangladesh In the Red Crescent S ociety ( BDR CS) Bangladesh • Md. Feroz Salah Uddin, secretary general email: [email protected] ; • In the IFRC Bangladesh Country Office • Azmat Ulla, head of country office; email: [email protected] • Surendra Regmi, programme coordinator; email: [email protected] • Hasibul Bari Razib, manager, humanitarian response & shelter; • [email protected] email: Myanmar In the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) • [email protected] U Khin Maung Hla , s ecretary g eneral; email: • In the IFRC country office, Yangon • Joy Singhal, head of country office; email: [email protected] • Sonja Veronica Bjorklund, programme coordinator; email: [email protected] • IFRC Asia Pacific regional office, Kuala Lumpur • Alka Kapoor, acting deputy regional director; email: [email protected] • Mghendi, head of disaster and crisis prevention, response and recovery (DCPRR); Necephor email: [email protected] • Alice Ho, operations coordinator; email: [email protected]
6 P a g e 6 | IFRC Geneva Nelson [email protected] • Castano, manager, operations coordination; email: Tiffany Loh, sr. officer, operations coordination; email: [email protected] • For Resource Mobilization and Pledges Nabila Nasir - • Myers, marketing and partnerships coordinator; email: [email protected] For Performance and Accountability (planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting enquiries) • Liew Siew Hui , PMER manager ; email: siew [email protected] How we work All IFRC assistance seeks to adhere to the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and Non - Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Disaster Relief and the Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response (Sphere ) in del ivering assistance to the most vulnerable. The IFRC’s vision is to inspire , encourage, facilitate and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies, with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering , and thereby co ntributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.