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Emergencies every day

© UNICEF Bangladesh/2008/Shehab Uddin
A boy stands in front of his former home, destroyed during a flash flood in Chokoria, Chittagong division.

In addition to major disasters, such as Cyclone Sidr, emergencies in Bangladesh are often on a relatively small scale. Localized flash floods, food shortages and violent storms are common. Whether the emergency effects hundreds or millions of people, women and children are always the most vulnerable.

Emergency preparedness and disaster risk reduction are central to UNICEF’s everyday work in Bangladesh. Assistance varies dramatically depending on the crisis.

During an emergency, UNICEF provides support in several key areas:

Safe water and hygiene

Food and supplies

Education and protection



For every child
Health, Education, Equality, Protection