COVID-19 and Cyclone Amphan IMPACT

COVID-19 and cyclone Amphan Impact Assessment

The COVID-19 crisis is having macro level impacts on health systems, economies and social dynamics that will take much longer to recover from. In March 2020, the Government of Bangladesh first initiated general holidays    to contain the pandemic. Whilst these measures were critical to curb transmission of COVID-19, they also had implications on livelihoods, food security, nutrition and health. This assessment highlights the impact of COVID-19 on poor and extreme poor households covered by USAID’s Development Food Security Activity ‘Nobo Jatra-New Beginning,’ implemented by World Vision Bangladesh in partnership with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief in Dacope, Koyra, Shyamnagar and Kaliganj sub districts in southwest Bangladesh. World Vision Bangladesh, together with the World Food Programme and Winrock International, implement the project, integrating interventions in Maternal Child Health and Nutrition, Water Sanitation and Hygiene, agriculture and alternative livelihoods, disaster risk Reduction, good governance and social accountability and gender. The COVID-19 impact assessment is a cross sectional study that covers a representative sample of Nobo Jatra participants.