Why are we destroying our last line of defence against natural calamities?
At least 10,000 people remained stranded due to flooding and incessant rain brought on by Cyclone Sitrang in Bhola’s Char Fasson upazila early today (October 25, 2022).
Nine people died in different districts due to the impacts of Cyclone Sitrang as the storm started crossing Bangladesh territory yesterday (October 24, 2022) evening.
Cyclone Sitrang, which hit the coastal districts early today, is likely to cause damage to the standing Aman paddy.
The cyclone will hit 730 kilometre-long coastal areas in 19 districts of the country with three to five feet high tidal surges, State Minister for Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief Enamur Rahman has said.
The World Bank recently published a thorough analysis of various adverse impacts of human-induced climate change that are going to hit the coastal districts of Bangladesh.
People living in climate-vulnerable areas urgently need government support