A channel 24 TV feature on disaster risk in coastal areas in Bangladesh and effect of climate change. Md. Arifur Rahman, chief executive of YPSA was the host while the program was featured on 29 April 2017.
On this day in 1991, a devastating cyclone hits Bangladesh, killing more than 135,000 people. 150 mile-per-hour winds caused a 20-foot surge of water across the region. Some islands were entirely swamped. Thousands of people were washed out to sea and drowned during the nine-hour storm.
Md. Arifiur Rahman discussed vulnerability of the coastal belt of the country, role of private investment and public regulation in disaster risk management, steps from the government and NGOs for reducing and managing conditions of hazard, exposure and vulnerability that we can prevent losses and alleviate the impacts of disasters etc.