Managing Cyclones in Bangladesh: A success story but no room for being complacent

7th Jun, 2021

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Cyclone resilient houses in Kalapara, Patuakhali. Photo: Gawher Nayeem Wahra

Bangladesh’s 700 km coastline is one of the world’s most active areas for the development of tropical cyclones. The unique geophysical characteristics of the Bangladesh coast, coupled with socioeconomic characteristics of coastal residents contribute to the high vulnerability of the residents to cyclones.

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