Disasters in Bangladesh
Received: 07 October 1993 Revised: 09 November 1994 DOI:
Cite this article as: Karim, N. Nat Hazards (1995) 11: 247. doi:10.1007/BF00613409 Abstract
This paper deals with various types of natural disasters which occur very frequently in Bangladesh. Disaster can occur at any time, in any place, in any dimension, and may owe as much to the circumstances as to the scale of the event. With the exception of the man-made disaster of war, famine, fire, pollution, accident and civil strife, the worst disasters follow natural events.
Bangladesh is widely known as a land of natural disasters and is highly vulnerable to flood, cyclone and river erosion. By the effects of these disasters the country is now permanently in distress. These disasters have become a regular phenomenon and cause suffering to millions of people of the country since many decades. Besides, it also focuses on policy options concerning disaster management.
Key words disaster vulnerability Bangladesh References
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