Presentation on theme: "Regional situation – rivers and Himalayas Bangladesh – annual flooding GOOD and BAD!"— Presentation transcript:
Regional situation – rivers and Himalayas Bangladesh – annual flooding GOOD and BAD!
Bangladesh is arguably the most disaster-prone country in the world. Since independence in 1971 it has reeled under the effects of 200 disasters causing 500,000 deaths, directly affecting the lives of millions of others and causing disruption to livelihoods, economic and social development. The impact of these disasters is compounded by and has exacerbated the extremely high incidence of poverty.