Bangladesh Natural Disaster Profile

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Bangladesh Natural Disaster Profile
Basic Facts:
Area: 144,000 km2 Coastline: 580 km Population: 141,340,476 GDP (PPP): $258.8 billion GDP Per Capita: $1,900 Population Below Poverty Line: 35.6%

Natural Disaster Risk Hotspots:

Cyclones

Droughts

Earthquakes

Floods

Landslides

Natural Disaster Risk Hotspots (Weighted by Mortality)

Cyclones

Droughts

Earthquakes

Floods

Landslides

EM-DAT Information (1907-2004):
Disaster Cyclone Drought Earthquake Flood Volcano # of Events 137 5 6 64 Total Killed 614,112 18 34 50,310 Avg. # Killed 4,483 4 6 786 Total Affected 63,817,281 25,002,000 19,125 369,678,156 Avg. # Affected 465,820 5,000,400 3,188 5,776,221 -

Natural Disaster Risk Hotspots (Weighted by Proportion of GDP Impacted)

Cyclones

Droughts

Earthquakes

Floods

Landslides

Demographic Information:
Population within 1km of coast 5,827,219 Population within 2 km of coast 10,331,836 Infant Mortality Rate 64.32

Multi-Hazard Disaster Risk Hotspots (All Hazards combined and weighted by Mortality and Proportion of GDP Impacted)

Mortality

GDP

Multi-Hazard Disaster Risk Hotspots by Hazard Groups (Top Three Deciles)

Observations The hotspots maps indicate that cyclones and floods pose the greatest risk to Bangladesh on a country level. Sub nationally, the northern and eastern regions of the country are susceptible to earthquakes while the southeast is particularly vulnerable to all five hazards. Lastly, the combined multi-hazard maps for mortality and GDP show that Bangladesh ranks in the top 3 deciles of risk when compared to the rest of the world.

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