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Relief Support for flood and cyclone affected Population (RESPONSE) Project

A woman receiving relief support Chakmarkun in Ramu
A woman receiving relief support at South Mithachari in Ramu
Flood affected area of Ramu Upazila in Cox’s bazaar
Union Inception meeting at GhumDhum union of Naikkhanchari Upazila
Project Orientation of YPSA-Oxfam Response project at Conference Room of Hotel Media International in Cox’s bazar
Relief support for people affected by flood and cyclone
Project Orientation of YPSA-Concern Worldwide Response project at Chakaria in Cox’s bazar
Union Inception meeting at Sonaichari union of Naikkhanchari Upazila
Union Inception meeting at Barobakia in Pekua Upazila
Flood affected area of South Mithachari union

A lot of people were affected by flood and cyclone ‘KOMEN’ in Cox’s Bazaar and Bandarban districts during the month of June’15 to August’15. On 23 June 2015 heavy rainfall hit South-East Bangladesh which causes landslides and flooding in 29 Upazilas of 02 districts. The flash floods were followed by cyclone ‘KOMEN’ causes further damage. Most of the agricultural lands, livelihood, food security systems and fishing equipments of fisherman in Cox’s Bazaar were damaged by flood.

Ten thousands of peoples displaced from their home and land. Peoples had to stay cyclone shelters, embankment and other high level areas for survival. Majority of the people were suffering from food shortages. The most reported problem was having insufficient food.  They could not afford safe food and basic commodities and they faced challenges accessing markets and lost their income.

Affected people have lost their livelihood assets. The most vulnerable situation becomes limited opportunities to invest for the upcoming season. Many affected areas in Ramu, Pekua , Chakaria upazila in Cox’s Bazar and Naikkhonchari upazila of Bandarban district are agricultural land. So, large numbers of affected people are likely to have lost their crops due to submerged their land in the flood water.

YPSA (Young Power in Social Action) has started implementing a project Under NARRI consortium supported by OXFAM, CONCERN Worldwide and PLAN International in Bangladesh and funded by DFID in the South-East region of the Bangladesh named ‘Relief Support for flood and cyclone affected Population in Need in South-East Bangladesh (RESPONSE)’.

South Mithachari and Chakmarkul union of Ramu, Demoshia and Konakhali union of Chakaria, Barabakia and Mognama union of Pekua under Cox’sbazar district and GhumDhum and Sonaichari union of Naikkhanchari upazila under Bandarban district have been selected as cyclone ‘KOMEN’ affected areas on the basis of the declaration of local administration.

YPSA-OXFAM Response Project at Ramu.

Name of Project : Relief Support for flood and cyclone affected Population in Need in South-East Bangladesh (RESPONSE) project 2015

Project Objective : To meet the immediate lifesaving needs and reduced vulnerabilities of flood and cyclone-affected HHs in South-East Bangladesh

Funded By : DFID

Supported By  : OXFAM

Implemented By : Young Power in Social Action (YPSA)

Duration: 15th September 2015 to 14th December 2015.

Distribution of Target HH demographic data of the 2 union is given below—

SL NO Name of Union Number of target  HH Remarks
01 South Mithachari 1700 HHs
02 Chakmarkul 1559 HHs
Total= 3259 HHs  

Major Activities

  • Beneficiary selection in the targeted Upazilas in consultation with local government and administration at Ramu Upazilla in Cox’s Bazaar District
  • Beneficiary profiling (voter ID card, photo, registration) for cash transfer and field preparation
  • Orientation to beneficiaries on cash transfer mechanism
  • Distribution of BDT 9,000 (3,000 for 3 months) a total of 3259 households to meet their daily needs and necessary goods
  • Coordinate with the local government and administration
  • Attributions monitoring (PDM), including market assessment
  • Lesson learning exercise, experience sharing, challenge and dissemination of the findings through a workshop among the consortium members, with wider humanitarian community and others stakeholders

Field Implementation Steps

  • Upazilla Inception meeting
  • Community Consultation meetings
  • Sensitization of Men on Gender & Women Empowerment
  • Door to Door Checking & Form Fill up
  • Finalize Beneficiary List
  • Collect Photo
  • Contract with Financial Institutions
  • Procure SIM
  • Mobile Account opening
  • Distribution of SIM
  • Distribution of CASH
  • Prepare documentation

YPSA-CONCERN Worldwide RESPONSE Project at Chakaria.

Name of Project  : Relief Support for flood and cyclone affected Population in Need in South-East Bangladesh (RESPONSE) project 2015

Project Objective : To meet the immediate lifesaving needs and reduced vulnerabilities of flood and cyclone-affected HHs in South-East Bangladesh

Funded By : DFID

Supported By : CONCERN Worldwide

Implemented By : Young Power in Social Action (YPSA)

Duration: 15th September 2015 to 14th December 2015

Working Area & Beneficiaries Information:

District Upazilla Union Word Target Beneficiaries
Cox’sbazar Chakaria Demoshia 9 words 1500 HHs
Konakhali 9 words 1821 HHs
Total: 3321 HHs

Major Activities

  • Beneficiary selection in the targeted Upazilas in consultation with local government and administration at Chakaria Upazilla in Cox’s Bazaar District
  • Beneficiary profiling (voter ID card, photo, registration) for cash transfer and field preparation
  • Orientation to beneficiaries on cash transfer mechanism
  • Distribution of BDT 9,000 (3,000 for 3 months) a total of 13000 households to meet their daily needs and necessary goods
  • Coordinate with the local government and administration
  • Attributions monitoring (PDM), including market assessment
  • Lesson learning exercise, experience sharing, challenge and dissemination of the findings through a workshop among the consortium members, with wider humanitarian community and others stakeholders

Field Implementation Steps

  • Upazila Inception meeting
  • Community Consultation meetings
  • Sensitization of Men on Gender & Women Empowerment
  • Door to Door Checking & Form Fill up
  • Finalize Beneficiary List
  • Collect Photo
  • Contract with Financial Institutions
  • Procure and Distribution of SIM
  • Mobile Account opening
  • Distribution of CASH

YPSA-PLAN International RESPONSE Project at Pekua.

Name of Project : Relief Support for flood and cyclone affected Population in Need in South-East Bangladesh (RESPONSE) project 2015

Project Objective : To meet the immediate lifesaving needs and reduced vulnerabilities of flood and cyclone-affected HHs in South-East Bangladesh

Funded By : DFID

Supported By  : PLAN International

Implemented By : Young Power in Social Action (YPSA)

Duration: 15th September 2015 to 14th December 2015

Working Area & Beneficiaries Information:

District Upazila Union Beneficiaries
Cox’s Bazzar Pekua Barobakia 550 HHs
Mognama 1000 HHs
Total 1550 HHs

Major Activities

  • Beneficiary selection in the targeted Upazila in consultation with local government and administration at Pekua Upazila in Cox’s Bazaar District
  • Beneficiary profiling (voter ID card, photo, registration) for cash transfer and field preparation
  • Orientation to beneficiaries on cash transfer mechanism
  • Distribution of BDT 9,000 (3,000 for 3 months) a total of 13000 households to meet their daily needs and necessary goods
  • Coordinate with the local government and administration
  • Attributions monitoring (PDM), including market assessment
  • Lesson learning exercise, experience sharing, challenge and dissemination of the findings through a workshop among the consortium members, with wider humanitarian community and others stakeholders

Field Implementation Steps

  • Upazila Inception meeting
  • Community Consultation meetings
  • Sensitization of Men on Gender & Women Empowerment
  • Door to Door Checking & Form Fill up
  • Finalize Beneficiary List
  • Collect Photo
  • Contract with Financial Institutions
  • Procure and Distribution of SIM
  • Mobile Account opening
  • Distribution of CASH

 YPSA-PLAN International Response Project at Naikkhonchari.

Name of Project : Relief Support for flood and cyclone affected Population in Need in South-East Bangladesh (RESPONSE) project 2015

Project Objective : To meet the immediate lifesaving needs and reduced vulnerabilities of flood and cyclone-affected HHs in South-East Bangladesh

Funded By  : DFID

Supported By : Plan International

Implemented By : Young Power in Social Action (YPSA)

Duration: 15th September 2015 to 14th December 2015.

Working Area & Beneficiaries Information:

District Upazila Union Beneficiaries
Bandarban Naikkhanchari GhumDhum 400 HHs
Sonaichari 642 HHs
Total 1042 HHs

Major Activities

  • Beneficiary selection in the targeted Upazila in consultation with local government and administration at Naikkhanchari Upazila in Bandarban District
  • Beneficiary profiling (voter ID card, photo, registration) for cash transfer and field preparation
  • Orientation to beneficiaries on cash transfer mechanism
  • Distribution of BDT 9,000 (3,000 for 3 months) a total of 10000 households to meet their daily needs and necessary goods
  • Coordinate with the local government and administration
  • Attributions monitoring (PDM), including market assessment
  • Lesson learning exercise, experience sharing, challenge and dissemination of the findings through a workshop among the consortium members, with wider humanitarian community and others stakeholders
  • Beneficiaries’ selection through community consultation.

Field Implementation Steps

  • Upazila Inception meeting
  • Community Consultation meetings
  • Sensitization of Men on Gender & Women Empowerment
  • Door to Door Checking & Form Fill up
  • Finalize Beneficiary List
  • Collect Photo
  • Contract with Financial Institutions
  • Procure and Distribution of SIM
  • Mobile Account opening
  • Distribution of CASH