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Bangladesh: Addressing 'natural' disaster

by Flickr user eGuide Travel, Creative Commons BY 2.0, http://www.flickr.com/photos/eguidetravel/6059194454/

In this article, M Mizanur Rahman, a development researcher and a programme officer at Islamic Relief Worldwide, states that the initiative of the government of Bangladesh in disaster risk reduction has not that significant until now and urges for a 'disaster management act' is to be promulgated. In the Financial Express, he cites the Global Assessment Report (2011) which shows that cities, especially Dhaka and Sylhet, are vulnerable and ill-prepared for earthquakes and flash floods.

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  • Themes:Governance, Urban Risk & Planning
  • Hazards:Earthquake, Flood
  • Countries/Regions:Bangladesh

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/21475

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