disaster management

March 2, 2019
March 2, 2019

Prepare hospitals to tackle disaster situations

The recent incident of fire at Suhrawardy hospital has once again exposed the fact that our hospitals are not at all prepared to handle any emergency and post-emergency situation such as fire or earthquake.

January 25, 2019
January 25, 2019

Cooperation is crucial

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday stressed the need for collaboration and cooperation among neighbouring countries to minimise damages caused by natural disasters.

March 10, 2016
March 10, 2016

Disaster management in Bangladesh: Reducing vulnerabilities

Bangladesh experienced over 200 natural disasters since 1980, leaving a total death toll of approximately 200,000 people and causing economic loss worth nearly $17 billion.

January 25, 2016
January 25, 2016

Earthquake tackling body in every Dhaka ward

Dhaka city authorities today have decided to form ward-level bodies throughout Dhaka to improve disaster management following an earthquake in the densely populated city.

January 6, 2016
January 6, 2016

Big earthquake coming, warn Indian experts

Indian Union home ministry's disaster management experts warn of a bigger catastrophe, earthquakes with a magnitude of 8.2 or greater on the Richter scale which may hit the already ruptured Himalayan region, reports The Times of India.

June 24, 2015
June 24, 2015

Time to prepare for the next disaster

The World Bank estimates that every dollar invested in disaster prevention saves $4 in disaster damage. A single large disaster can cost between three to six percent of a developing country's economic output.