In regions Asia and Bangladesh and in group Bangladesh

Bangladesh Flash Flood and Monsoon Rain 2023

Preliminary Report_Damage and Needs Assessment

Preliminary Report_Damage and Needs Assessment
Coordination Management
Shelter Cluster
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The Chattogram Division has been severely affected by monsoon rain between 5 – 8 August 2023, resulting in severe flash flood and landslides in Bandaerban, Rangamati and Cox’s Bazar. The flood has caused a humanitarian crisis and people are still struggling for their basic necessities, such as food, household essential, drinking water, hygiene items, house repairing materials etc.

The Shelter Cluster, It's important to keep in mind that many of the affected individuals in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) live in remote areas, making it even more challenging to make a holistic loss and damage assessment and identify the overall requirement.  So, there is a need for Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) to holistically assess and quantify the extent of damage to infrastructure, shelter and housing, agriculture, WASH and other sectors, as well as the losses incurred. This information is crucial for understanding the scale of the disaster's impact and for planning recovery efforts. PDNA would also help to identify immediate humanitarian needs, such as food, water, shelter, WASH and medical assistance. This information is vital for coordinating the initial response to save lives and provide relief to affected populations.

The Displacement Management Cluster, Shelter Cluster and WASH Cluster have conducted a ‘Damage and Needs Assessment’ to determine the pattern of damages and post disaster key immediate needs at the HHs level for the affected population in the short term and long term. at the same way the assessment reveals the long-term needs of the affected people. Furthermore, the assessment identified the needs of temporary displaced at the evacuation shelters - information which can be used during future disasters.  

This assessment has been conducted at Bandarban, Rangamati and Cox’s Bazar Districts. Assessment methodologies involved household survey, community-based Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and key informant interviews (KIIs) at the Union, Sub-district and District level. This is a preliminary report on the findings with a full report expected to be published soon. The members of the clusters contributed to this assessment and Displacement Management Cluster, Shelter Cluster and WASH Cluster are grateful to each of the members.