Scaling-Up Disaster Preparedness in BangladeshPublished on 11 Sep 2013
Bangladesh is a country vulnerable to natural hazards and the impact of climate change. Every year, the country is struck by several disasters that can include cy-clones, floods, droughts and tidal surges, resulting in the loss of assets, livelihoods and lives.
After the catastrophic flood of 1988 and the devastating cyclone of 1991, Bangladesh transformed its approach from 'reactive humanitarian relief' after a disaster to 'proactive risk management' before the disaster. Today, Bangladesh is one of the best examples in the world of significant achievements and innovation in the field of disaster management.