Natural Calamities

Natural calamity means disaster caused by nature nature. Bangladesh is called a land of natural calamities because she is affected by various natural disaster like flood, cyclone, drought, river erosion ,storm ,earthquake etc. Natural calamities are common occurrence here. Every year they bring about devastating effects on the people of the country.

Among these devastating forces of nature, floods and cyclones are the most common, which visit Bangladesh several times a year. Heavy rainfall and inadequate drainage system all over the country are some of the cause of flood. Flood water and cyclones wash away houses and cattle, damage crops, uproot trees, and make life unstable for some time.

The miseries of the flood and cyclone affected people know no bounds. They take shelter in tents. The suffer from want of foods, clothes, medicines etc. Sometimes, diseases like cholera and diarrhea break out in the affected areas. It can be said that natural calamities for a country like Bangladesh are destructive.

So, steps should be taken to mitigate their adverse effects for the greater interest of the country. The government and NGOs should come forward to help the victims during natural calamities.


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