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Disaster Risk Management in Bangladesh

The poor suffer a relentless cycle of periodic destruction of homes, livelihoods, schools and disruption of life given the country’s geographical vulnerability to frequent natural disasters. Children, in particular, are most vulnerable to disasters which pose a serious threat to their education, protection and well-being. Disaster Risk Management (DRM) programme addresses the critical need to build disaster resilience community especially among the poor to ensure their sustained development. Our child-centred disaster response mechanism not only works to ensure child protection, education and nutrition during and after emergencies, but also engages children as active partners in catalysing action and awareness regarding disasters. To create a wider safety net for the entire community, we also strive to capacitate the local government, communities and civil society organisations to collectively address such climate change issues. Alongside ongoing activities to build disaster resilience, we are working as a frontline organisation in the area of child-centred disaster risk reduction and response in the country.