No need for luck to survive: Why we should care about Disaster Risk Reduction

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  • 2015•03•30     Bangladesh     Dhaka Tribune

    I would like to introduce Bonna, a girl born one November night in 2007 in Mazer Char, a coastal village in Pirozpur District of Khulna. It wasn’t just any November night and Bonna isn’t just any name. People in southern Bangladesh use ‘bonna’ to describe flood and cyclone. The name was given to this little girl after being born the same night that devastating cyclone Sidr hit southern Bangladesh — a horrifying night that is printed deep into the memory of many Bangladeshi citizens. Sidr claimed the lives of four people in Bonna’s village Mazer Char, and up to 10,000 people in the whole country.

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