This paper investigates how loss and damage from extreme events is being experienced at the local level – in this case cyclones in the coastal region of Khulna – and what approaches are being used to address it. To better understand how communities in Bangladesh are experiencing loss and damage from extreme events, in this case cyclones Sidr (2007) and Aila (2009), primary research was undertaken in six affected communities in Khulna. Based on surveys and semi-structured interviews, the study sought to better understand the losses and damages experienced by these communities as a result of the cyclones. The desk-based component of the research undertaken for this paper examined the initial response of the government and other
humanitarian agencies to provide post cyclone relief and facilitate recovery. The paper also provides an overview of gaps and needs and provide
recommendations to better address loss and damage from cyclones and other extreme events at the local level.
Md. Shamsuddoha, Dr. Mahmudul Islam, Mohammed Atikul Haque, M. Forruq Rahman,
Erin Roberts, Anna Hasemann and Stephen Roddick