With a call to generate and allocate necessary global funding for LDCs (Least Developed Countries)faced with natural disasters, the seventh Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) 2022 ended yesterday in Bali, Indonesia.
Praising Dhaka’s initiative to reduce disaster risks for people with disabilities, speakers yesterday said reducing risks for all is easy to talk about but difficult to implement, but Bangladesh is showing the world how to do so.
While the government is banking on a good harvest of Boro paddy to bolster its grain stock, experts fear a sole focus on local production may not help ensure the country’s food security in the foreseeable future.
In May last year, 40-year-old Sunita Das, from Gatirgheri village of Khulna’s Koyra, lost her home to cyclone Yaas. More than 50 villages in Koyra were submerged, and around 45 metres of the flood control dam of Shakbaria river in Gatirgheri were washed away at the time.