How Bangladesh Awami League led government saves lives and mitigates damage from cyclone Remal


Published on May 28, 2024
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As one of the worst sufferers of natural disasters, Bangladesh has long been made headlines for lack of preparedness and absence of safety gears to save lives every-time a cyclone hit the country’s costal belt.

But now the country has managed to reverse the course, thanks to implementation of a raft of measures over the course of last one decade as prioritized by Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led government. Though every cyclone leaves a trail of destruction,

action against the Cyclone Remal has been widely considered one of the strongest disasters to make landfall in recent times. But an intensive round the clock awareness campaign, coupled with, prompt and mammoth evacuation scheme, alongside rehabilitation scheme has been demonstrated to lower down the impact.

While Awami League president Sheikh Hasina announced to make a visit to affected areas, following are some steps taken to ensure safety -
Steps taken so far
• Massive awareness campaign
• More than 800000 people and 52,146 livestock evacuated
• 9,424 cyclone shelters hosting evacuees
• Helplines are opened to public
• Cash assistances worth 6.85 crore allocated for affected families,
• 1,471 medical teams for emergency health services.

A monitoring cell was opened centrally at its headquarters in Dhaka to coordinate all activities by fire brigade.

Round the clock works to restore power system
Every deadliest calamity leaves a trail of death and destruction with long lasting impact on public lives in affected areas but since Awami League is voted to power in 2009, efforts are put in place to help lessen the impact of these cyclones. This total extent of damage from this latest one is yet to be assessed in entirety but surely above-mentioned steps clearly mitigated the causality and loss of lives.