Youth volunteers as educators and advocates on Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

Monday, September 6, 2021

Gabura is one of the most vulnerable unions in south west Bangladesh - situated on the bank of the Kholpetua river which separates the union from the Sundarban mangrove forest. Heavy rainfall and tidal waves affect people’s livelihoods damaging homes and crops. Cyclones Sidr    in 2007 and Aila  in 2009 literally ravaged Gabura. After the disastrous consequence of the   cyclones, communities in Gabura realized the need for disaster preparedness and wanted to gain skills, unite and take collective action.