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Rising From The Waters – Helping Communities Cope With Disaster In Bangladesh

Severe Flooding In 2011
Quick Response With High-Energy Biscuits
Nutritious Food In A Time Of Need
Cash Distributions Assist People Unable To Feed Their Families
Protecting The Most Vulnerable From Harm Caused By Undernutrition
Getting Communities Involved In The Fight Against Undernutrition
Cash-For-Work Activities Rebuild Infrastructure
Enhancing Resilience Through Knowledge
New Embankments And Canals Limit Flooding In 2012

The southern costal belt of Bangladesh is especially vulnerable to natural disasters and its inhabitants frequently have to battle storms, tidal surges, waterlogging after floods and the increasing salinity of the soil.
After heavy and prolonged flooding in 2011 and 2012, an ECHO-funded WFP emergency response and recovery operation not only helped people through the crisis but also assisted them to become more resilient and prepared for future disasters.