Anticipatory action in the age of Covid-19: lessons from Cyclone Amphan in Bangladesh

In March 2020, humanitarian actors in Bangladesh faced a dilemma: how should they protect people during the approaching cyclone season, while in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic? This briefing draws on these experiences of acting ahead of Cyclone Amphan in Bangladesh, exploring how early actions and forecast-based financing was able to proceed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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PDF, 663.90 KB



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Briefing Sheet / Fact Sheet


Compound risk, Early Action, Health


Cyclone / Typhoon / Hurricane