Disaster Risk Management in Cox's Bazar Programme

The climate and topography of Cox’s Bazar creates an environment where local communities are exposed to multiple natural hazards, and experience recurring extreme weather events. Vulnerable Bangladeshi communities in the district have long borne the brunt of cyclones, landslides and flash flooods. The Rohingya crisis has increased the size of the population at risk and is driving the creation of new risks due to defor- estation, hill-cutting, and infrastructure pressure. To support government and humanitarian actors’ efforts to manage the seasonal and extreme weather events associated with the cyclone and rainy season, UNDP is implementing an area-based programme for strengthening Disaster Risk Management in Cox’s Bazar.


The objective of the project is to reduce the seasonal weather and disaster vulnerability of at-risk Rohingya and Bangladeshi host communities in Cox’s Bazar through effective multi-hazard risk management. The Project works to achieve this objective by supporting contingency planning in host communities and within the Rohingya response; improvement of forecasting and risk analysis; implementation of landslide and flash flood mitigation measures in underserved communities; technical support to humanitarian actors and local government; support to improve disaster risk literacy of duty bearers; and support to enhance local landslide search and rescue capacity.


Enhancement of local government preparedness for response

Hazard and disaster risk analysis in Cox’s Bazar and Rohingya camps

Community-based disaster risk reduction

Support to humanitarian actors for mainstreaming of disaster risk management in refugee response

Capacity enhancement for risk-informed development

and residual risk management



Project start date:

October 2018

Estimated end date:

December 2022

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • build resilience to shocks and crisis
  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Bangladesh

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Swedish International Development Cooperation (sida)
  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Government Of Germany
  • Montreal Protocol
  • Ministry Of Commerce
  • China
  • Unocha/central Emergency Response Fund
  • Cerf
  • Climateworks Foundation
  • Un High Commissioner For Refugees (unhcr)
  • International Organization For Migration
  • Swiss Agency For Development And Cooperation - Sdc
  • European Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid Operations
  • Government Of Japan
  • Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Australian Dfat
  • Undp Funding Windows
  • Canada Deparment Of Foreign Affairs
  • Trade And Development
  • United Nations Development Fund For Women (un Women)
  • Department Of Foreign Affairs
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2021 $2,518,279

    2020 $8,427,380

    2019 $5,242,691

    2018 $647,209

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