​Post disaster needs assessed in Taindong

Sep 3, 2013

Post Disaster Needs Assessment will identify the impact of the disaster on the affected people. Photo: UNDP Bangladesh.

A UN inter-agency team coordinated by the Chittagong Hill Tracts Development Facility (CHTDF) recently conducted a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) to assess the damages and needs of the communities affected by the recent communal violence of 03 August 2013, in Taindong Union of Khagrachari Hill District.

The Joint PDNA comprising representatives from FAO, UNDP, UNICEF, WFP MoCHTA and the local administration visited the affected Paras at Taindong from 03 to 09 September 2013. The team conducted close to 100 household surveys as well as Focus Group Discussions with local leaders, women and children to obtain quantitative as well as qualitative data in the affected locations.

This Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) will build the evidence base, identify the impact of the disaster on the affected people and prioritize early, medium and long-term recovery needs and response options. This assessment will integrate two perspectives mainly the valuation of damages and losses and the identification of human recovery needs in order to support recovery and reconstruction programmes and the mobilization of resources to finance the recovery.