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dc.contributor.authorAlam, Edris
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Andrew E.
dc.coverage.spatialBangladesh
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-29T15:36:54Z
dc.date.available2018-01-29T15:36:54Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationAlam, E. and Collins, A. E. (2010), Cyclone disaster vulnerability and response experiences in coastal Bangladesh. Disasters, 34: 931–954. doi:10.1111/j.1467-7717.2010.01176.x
dc.identifier.issn0361-3666
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/13507
dc.description.abstractFor generations, cyclones and tidal surges have frequently devastated lives and property in coastal and island Bangladesh. This study explores vulnerability to cyclone hazards using firsthand coping recollections from prior to, during and after these events. Qualitative field data suggest that, beyond extreme cyclone forces, localised vulnerability is defined in terms of response processes, infrastructure, socially uneven exposure, settlement development patterns, and livelihoods. Prior to cyclones, religious activities increase and people try to save food and valuable possessions. Those in dispersed settlements who fail to reach cyclone shelters take refuge in thatched-roof houses and big-branch trees. However, women and children are affected more despite the modification of traditional hierarchies during cyclone periods. Instinctive survival strategies and intra-community cooperation improve coping post cyclone. This study recommends that disaster reduction programmes encourage cyclone mitigation while being aware of localised realities, endogenous risk analyses, and coping and adaptation of affected communities (as active survivors rather than helpless victims).
dc.description.sponsorshipESRC-DFID
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDisasters
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol 34
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIssue 4
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOctober 2010
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommonsorg/licences/by-nc/4.0/
dc.subjectlivelihoods
dc.subjectsecurity and conflict
dc.titleCyclone disaster vulnerability and response experiences in coastal Bangladesh
dc.typeArticle
dc.rights.holder© 2010 The Author(s).
dc.identifier.externalurihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-7717.2010.01176.x
dc.identifier.agEPD/625
dc.identifier.agRES-167-25-0241
dc.identifier.agES/E014852/1


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