On 20 May, 2020, Super Cyclone Amphan passed through Bangladesh, leaving behind devastation in the costal south west region of the country.
CBM in partnership with the Centre for Disability in Development (CDD), Disabled Rehabilitation and Research Association (DRRA) and ADD International conducted a rapid needs assessment in the districts of Satkhira, Patuakhali and Bagerhat from May 23-25, conducting interviews with 161 of the most at-risk individuals in the affected regions along with key informant interviews.
The purpose of the RNA was to assess both how well persons with disabilities and other at risk groups were included in preparedness measures and also generate initial data regarding impact and identify unmet needs to inform inclusive response programming. This report highlights the findings from the RNA and provides practical recommendations to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities in preparedness and response measures.
Initial findings from the assessment highlight the needs for a multi-sectoral inclusive response, targeting those who are at the highest risk. Food security and livelihood remained a top priority among those interviewed, with over three quarters of respondents stating that they had less than one weeks supply of food or cash to purchase food and over half reporting that their livelihoods had been lost due to the cyclone and opportunities to earn a living was very limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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