Study: 83% Sundarbans’ mangrove landscape changed for Cyclone Amphan

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Aftermath of the extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan in the Sundarbans on Thursday, May 21, 2020 | Dhaka Tribune Due to the increase in salinity, many Sundari trees in the forest area have died of disease after the cyclone Cyclone Amphan hit the coastal area of Sundarbans, stretching towards both Bangladesh and India in May […]

WFP, GOB launch Cyclone Preparedness curriculum

WFP, GOB launch Cyclone Preparedness curriculum

A curriculum on community-based Cyclone Early Warning Systems has been launched at a ceremony at Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner’s office in Cox’s Bazar district town. Officials from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR), which leads the national Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP), launched the curriculum […]

Cyclone prediction and preparedness by coastal communities in Bangladesh

Fishing trawlers moored at Chittagong Fishery Ghat. Photo: Focus Bangla Exploring the linkages between indigenous knowledge systems and modern weather forecasting In today’s time receiving weather information is as simple as turning on the news channel or listening to the radio or even using the weather applications in smartphones. Advancement in scientific knowledge and the […]

Cyclone, floods displaced 4.4m people

About 4.4 million people were internally displaced in Bangladesh last year largely due to natural disasters like cyclonic storm and monsoon flood, says a new global report.  The number of people displaced in Bangladesh last year was third highest among global internal displacements after China and Philippines, according to the “Global Report on Internal Displacement […]

Can shrimp farmers recover from Amphan-Yaas double blow?

Can shrimp farmers recover from Amphan-Yaas double blow?

Till even the start of 2020, farming of freshwater shrimp, otherwise known as ‘white gold’ among Bangladeshis for its lucrative export value,  and the newer addition of crab farming in the same ponds and enclosures as the shrimp combined to paint a very optimistic future for the sector, with the promise of ample export earnings […]

Cyclone Yaas: Damage in agriculture becomes visible as tidal water recedes

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Damage in the agriculture sector caused by the onrush of tidal water in the croplands due to the impact of Cyclone ‘Yaas’ has become visible as water from the fields has started receding. Summer vegetables as well as Aush paddy saplings have been badly damaged due the brief flooding. For all latest news, follow The […]

Cyclone Yaas: 13 hectares of Jhau garden uprooted in Cox’s Bazar

Thirteen hectares of Jhau garden in Cox’s Bazar was uprooted in tidal surge caused by the recent Cyclone Yaas. Under the influence of Cyclone Yaas, four to five feet high tidal waves hit the Marine drive area. As a result, about three hundred large Jhau trees were uprooted in Kobita Chattar, Diabetic Hospital Point, and […]

When a deadly cyclone is followed by a global pandemic

Jamila Begum (35) is living on the bank of the river. As it is a coastal region, as well as the start of the Sundarbans, a climate-induced natural disaster like a cyclone, river erosion, flood, tidal surges and sea-level rises brings big challenges for maintaining proper hygiene. This photo was taken on August 24, 2020 […]

Destruction by Cyclone Amphan continues to haunt its survivors after one year

Storm surge rushes into a village in Satkhira, destroying a road, following Cyclone Amphan. Photo taken on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Photo: Dhaka Tribune Cyclone Amphan affected the lives of about one million people in Bangladesh’s coastal areas Hajatkhali village of Uttar Bedkashi union in Koyra upazila of Khulna district is located at the southwest […]