Facing Cyclone Mahasen

Video | 17 May 2013

Bart Édes, Director Poverty Reduction, Gender and Social Development at ADB discusses the human cost of Cyclone Mahasen and how countries can prepare to deal with big weather threats.

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Title: Facing Cyclone Mahasen

Description: Bart Édes, Director Poverty Reduction, Gender and Social Development at ADB discusses the human cost of Cyclone Mahasen and how countries can prepare to deal with big weather threats.

Bart Édes
Director
Poverty Reduction, Gender and Social Development
Asian Development Bank

Q: What is the human impact of Cyclone Mahasen
A: This particular cyclone has actually struck Bangladesh after crossing Sri Lanka, and unfortunately displacing something like 4,000 people and in both countries – Sri Lanka and Bangladesh there have been fatalities recorded. This part of South Asia frequently experiences cyclones, it’s a part of the experience of living there and it presents a serious challenge to human well being and the development of countries around the bay of Bengal.