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( Disaster Management Bureau of Bangladesh Dhaka, Bangladesh Phone: 465 4837 Sadeer Nasser London, UK Phone: 0208 893 3829 Dear DMB I am Sadeer Nasser, a researcher for UNICEF and currently I am in Bangladesh looking into causes and effects of flooding. As you may already know a major source of flooding in Bangladesh are tropical cyclones. I have come to Bangladesh to find a solution to prevent lots of damage happening in Bangladesh. These cyclones cause structural damage, contaminate water, take lives and tarnish the economical status of the country. Cyclones usually occur around October-November time when temperatures are at highest and they usually sweep in from the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh is a country made up of low lying land and two hundred and thirty rivers, these qualities of the country obviously contribute to the country's flooding problem. I have been researching Bangladesh's flooding history and the main effects are damage towards the infra structure and electricity masts. ...read more.

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made people suffering from starvation, 4,528 embankments damaged, children could not go school cause of them being flooded (1,178 schools damaged), there wasn't no one really controlling the situation cause 366 police stations were damaged, 2,716 shelters were damaged from flooding, (83%) of Bangladeshi people live in rural areas and (17%) live in urban areas, the land is used equally by people. (75%) is used as arable (crop) farming, (5%) pasture for animals, (15%) forest woodland, and urban (built up) areas (5%). The flooding was most severe in central and northern areas; they were severely flooded because they were around the largest rivers. I suggest well I have outlined some short-term solutions for flooding in Bangladesh. These solutions will solve immediate effects of tropical cyclones in Bangladesh. Firstly lack of medicines after all a flood is a serious problem. I propose that your government could provide medical stores in each village and train some villagers in basic health care. ...read more.

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It's quite expensive and it would require maintenance and operation through trained personnel. Another long-term idea is to build river embankments along the river channel lowering risk of flooding and creating jobs. But this would be expensive and would cause restricted water flow causing stagnant water. My final recommended long-term solution would be to sink new tube wells in villages. This scheme is expensive and needs maintenance personnel. The overall result is water protection from contamination, decreasing disease. A startling discovery I made is that global warming will add to Bangladeshi's problems. Warm temperatures melting ice gaps and raising sea levels direct this. I think this could negatively affect solutions outlined. Finally I'll say your government should look into some short-term solutions. Medical replacements and grain storage are schemes likely to be successful. Long-term solutions should be also looked into and I hope some suggestions have cleared the way for problem solving. I would like to hear of plans that your government has decided on as soon as possible. Yours Sincerely Sadeer Nasser Researcher UNICEF 1/27/2008 ?? ?? ?? ?? ( UNICEF ( UNICEF ( Page 2 ( Page 3 ...read more.

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