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An Overview

of
Cyc l one Pr epar edness Pr ogr am
Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
Background of CPP:
Background of CPP:
The idea of CPP started in 1965 when the National
The idea of CPP started in 1965 when the National
Society now the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
Society now the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society
requested the International Federation of Red Cross
requested the International Federation of Red Cross
and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) formerly the
and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) formerly the
League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to
League of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to
support the establishment of warning system for the
support the establishment of warning system for the
population living in the coastal belt. In 1966 the
population living in the coastal belt. In 1966 the
International Federation and Swedish Red Cross
International Federation and Swedish Red Cross
began the implementation of a pilot scheme for
began the implementation of a pilot scheme for
Cyclone Preparedness which consisted of warning
Cyclone Preparedness which consisted of warning
equipments and was operational in 299 locations.
equipments and was operational in 299 locations.
1970
1970
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REQUEST OF THE UNITED
REQUEST OF THE UNITED
NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
1972
1972
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NEW STRETAGY OF PRESENT CPP
NEW STRETAGY OF PRESENT CPP
1973
1973
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CPP A JOINT VENTURE PROGRAMME
CPP A JOINT VENTURE PROGRAMME
OF BDRCS AND
OF BDRCS AND
MoFDM
MoFDM
OF THE
OF THE
GOVERNMENT OF BANGLADESH.
GOVERNMENT OF BANGLADESH.
Policy Committee
Policy Committee
:
:
1. Hon,
1. Hon,
ble
ble
Minister for F & DM
Minister for F & DM
Chairman
Chairman
2. Hon,
2. Hon,
ble
ble
Minister for local Govt.
Minister for local Govt.
Vice Chairman
Vice Chairman
3. Chairman, BDRCS
3. Chairman, BDRCS
Vice Chairman
Vice Chairman
4. Member
4. Member
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1, Ministry of Planning
1, Ministry of Planning
Member
Member
5. Two Representatives nominated
5. Two Representatives nominated
the Chairman, BDRCS
the Chairman, BDRCS
Members
Members
6. Secretary, Ministry of F & DM
6. Secretary, Ministry of F & DM
Member Secretary
Member Secretary
Implementation Board
Implementation Board
1. 1. Secretary, Secretary, MoFDM MoFDM Chairman Chairman
2. 2. Secretary, Ministry of Local Govt. Secretary, Ministry of Local Govt. Member Member
3. 3. Joint Secretary (Relief) Ministry of F&DM Joint Secretary (Relief) Ministry of F&DM Member Member
4. 4. DG, Relief DG, Relief Member Member
5. 5. DG, Disaster Management Bureau DG, Disaster Management Bureau Member Member
6. 6. DG, Bangladesh Rural Dev. Board DG, Bangladesh Rural Dev. Board Member Member
7. 7. Chief Engineer, Public Health Engineering Chief Engineer, Public Health Engineering Member Member
8. 8. Deputy Secretary (Relief), Ministry of F&DM Deputy Secretary (Relief), Ministry of F&DM Member Member
9. 9. Rep. of Finance Division of Ministry of Finance Rep. of Finance Division of Ministry of Finance- -Member Member
10. 10. Director, Meteorological Dept. Director, Meteorological Dept. Member Member
11. 11. Secretary General, BDRCS Secretary General, BDRCS Member Member
12. 12. Two Rep. nominated by the Chairman, BDRCS Two Rep. nominated by the Chairman, BDRCS- -Member Member
13. 13. Rep. of Ministry of Information Rep. of Ministry of Information Member Member
14. 14. Rep. of IFRC (if present) Rep. of IFRC (if present) Member Member
15. 15.Director, CPP Director, CPP Member Member Scy Scy. .
OBJECTIVES
OBJECTIVES
GOAL
GOAL
To minimize loss of lives and properties in cyclonic
To minimize loss of lives and properties in cyclonic
disaster by strengthening the capacity in disaster
disaster by strengthening the capacity in disaster
management of the coastal people of Bangladesh.
management of the coastal people of Bangladesh.
1.
1.
To develop and strengthen the disaster
To develop and strengthen the disaster
preparedness and response capacity of coastal
preparedness and response capacity of coastal
communities vulnerable to cyclones.
communities vulnerable to cyclones.
2.
2.
To increase the efficiency of volunteers and
To increase the efficiency of volunteers and
officers.
officers.
3.
3.
To maintain and strengthen the CPP warning system
To maintain and strengthen the CPP warning system
and ensure effective response in the event of a
and ensure effective response in the event of a
cyclone.
cyclone.
ACTIVITIES
ACTIVITIES
1.
1.
Disseminate cyclone warning signals issued by the
Disseminate cyclone warning signals issued by the
Bangladesh Meteorological Department to the
Bangladesh Meteorological Department to the
community people.
community people.
2.
2.
Assist People in taking shelter.
Assist People in taking shelter.
3.
3.
Rescue distressed people affected by a cyclone.
Rescue distressed people affected by a cyclone.
4.
4.
Provide First Aid to the people injured by a cyclone.
Provide First Aid to the people injured by a cyclone.
5.
5.
Assist in relief and Rehabilitation operations.
Assist in relief and Rehabilitation operations.
6.
6.
Assist in the implementation of the BDRCS Disaster
Assist in the implementation of the BDRCS Disaster
Preparedness Plan.
Preparedness Plan.
7.
7.
Assist in participatory community capacity build
Assist in participatory community capacity build
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up
up
activities.
activities.
8.
8.
Assist in the co
Assist in the co
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ordination of disaster management
ordination of disaster management
and development activities.
and development activities.
Vol unt eer s Or gani zat i on :
Uni t Commi t t ee ( 12 vol unt eer s )
Uni on Commi t t ee ( 10 uni t s )
Upazi l a (Sub-di st r i c t ) Commi t t ee ( 10 uni ons )
Oper at i onal Met hod :
Depr essi on i n t he Bay of Bengal
Weat her Bul l et i n i ssued by t he BMD
Passed i t t o 6 zonal of f i c es Upazi l a Uni on- uni t
Criteria for becoming a volunteer Criteria for becoming a volunteer
CPP
CPP
Volunteer
Volunteer
Permanent Permanent
resident resident
Age between Age between
18 18- -35 35
Strong, Stout & Strong, Stout &
Healthy Healthy
Self Self
supported supported
Honest, Honest,
Sincere & Sincere &
people people
support support
Favourable Favourable
attitude for attitude for
voluntary work voluntary work
Read & write Read & write
Committed, have Committed, have
time & opportunity time & opportunity
to render services to render services
Warning equipments lying with the volunteers
Warning equipments lying with the volunteers
1. 1. Transistor Radio Transistor Radio
2. 2. Torch Light Torch Light
3. 3. Megaphone Megaphone
4. 4. Hand Siren Hand Siren
5. 5. Life Jacket Life Jacket
6. 6. Rain coat Rain coat
7. 7. Gum boot Gum boot
8. 8. Hard hat Hard hat
9. 9. PA System PA System
10. 10.First aid kit First aid kit
11. 11.Rescue kit Rescue kit
Orientation/Training of Volunteers :
Orientation/Training of Volunteers :
1. Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
1. Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
2. Cyclone and its Behaviors
2. Cyclone and its Behaviors
3. Warning Signals and their Dissemination
3. Warning Signals and their Dissemination
4. First Aid and Rescue
4. First Aid and Rescue
5. Disaster Management
5. Disaster Management
Public Awareness :
Public Awareness :
1.
1.
Volunteers social contact.
Volunteers social contact.
2. Cyclone drills and demonstrations.
2. Cyclone drills and demonstrations.
3. Film/Video.
3. Film/Video.
4. Radio and Television.
4. Radio and Television.
5. Posters, Leaflets and Booklets.
5. Posters, Leaflets and Booklets.
6. Staging Dramas
6. Staging Dramas
Welfare Activities by the Volunteers
Welfare Activities by the Volunteers
Other than the mandatory responsibilities, the
Other than the mandatory responsibilities, the
volunteers are very much involved in performing
volunteers are very much involved in performing
social welfare activities by integrated themselves
social welfare activities by integrated themselves
with local government administration, NGOs,
with local government administration, NGOs,
Upazila
Upazila
disaster management committee,
disaster management committee,
educational institutions, religious institution, social
educational institutions, religious institution, social
club and other agencies in the event of road
club and other agencies in the event of road
accident, fire, boat capsize, river erosion, epidemic
accident, fire, boat capsize, river erosion, epidemic
etc. On those situations the volunteers stand
etc. On those situations the volunteers stand
besides the helpless people with sincerity and
besides the helpless people with sincerity and
offers wholehearted cooperation.
offers wholehearted cooperation.
Cyclone and Earthquake Preparedness activities
Cyclone and Earthquake Preparedness activities
In co
In co
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operation with European Commission the following
operation with European Commission the following
Cyclone and earthquake preparedness activities were
Cyclone and earthquake preparedness activities were
implemented during 2004
implemented during 2004
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5 in Chittagong, Cox
5 in Chittagong, Cox

s Bazar,
s Bazar,
Feni and Noakhali :
Feni and Noakhali :
1.
1.
Mass awareness rallies
Mass awareness rallies
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117
117
2.
2.
School student orientation programme in 55 schools
School student orientation programme in 55 schools
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55
55
courses
courses
3.
3.
First aid refreshers training
First aid refreshers training
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110 courses in 117 unions.
110 courses in 117 unions.
4.
4.
Search and Rescue training
Search and Rescue training
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55 courses.
55 courses.
1.Expansion of Command Area.
2.Recruitment and Training of Volunteers.
3.Replenishment of Equipments.
4.Inclusion of Tsunami/Earthquake Activities
5.Increase public awareness activities.
Thanks
Thanks
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