Building Resilience in Coastal Communities: Perspectives from the Bay of Bengal


Workers and villagers reinforce an embankment with sacks of soil ahead of the expected landfall of cyclone Amphan, in Dacope on May 20, 2020. – Several million people were taking shelter and praying for the best on Wednesday as the Bay of Bengal’s fiercest cyclone in decades roared towards Bangladesh and eastern India, with forecasts of a potentially devastating and deadly storm surge. Authorities have scrambled to evacuate low lying areas in the path of Amphan, which is only the second “super cyclone” to form in the northeastern Indian Ocean since records began. (Photo by Munir Uz zaman / AFP) (Photo by MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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