Stories from the Frontline: Supporting Flood Forecast-based Action and Learning (SUFAL) in Bangladesh
Being a land of many rivers, Bangladesh is prone to floods in the monsoon seasons.
Over the years, the frequency and intensity of floods is increasing, which is devastating to the lives and livelihoods of communities.
From a disaster response perspective, Bangladesh now has more options available for preparing in advance through anticipatory actions to lessen the adversity faced by communities as a result of a disaster.
SUFAL aims to strengthen the anticipatory capabilities and resilience of communities by implementing Forecast-based Early Action (FbA). In the case of SUFAL, anticipatory actions taken under the FbA approach improved governments’ ability to rapidly respond to monsoon floods and reduce the impact of the flood on vulnerable communities, improve the effectiveness of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts, and reduce the humanitarian burden.
This publication on Resilient Communities Acting Early to Mitigate Effects of 2020-21 Monsoon Floods in Bangladesh: Stories from The Frontline aims to portray a range of real stories of communities acting early in order to protect their lives, assets, and livelihoods.
It also provides insight into how the government’s capacity to tackle the impact of the monsoon flood was increased.