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One Year After Cyclone Sidr: Fear replaces hope

One Year After Cyclone Sidr: Fear replaces hope
12 pages

Chughtai, Shaheen

Publication date
14 Nov 2008


Oxfam International

Oxfam Briefing Notes

Policy paper

Long before Cyclone Sidr struck the southern coastal areas of Bangladesh on 15 November 2007, many important life-saving actions had been carried out. Thanks to early warning systems and disaster preparedness measures, up to 3,000,000 people had already evacuated low-lying coastal areas, many finding refuge in anti-cyclone shelters. Local government officials and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) quickly moved contingency stocks of relief items into areas expecting to be affected.