On 15 November 2007, Cyclone Sidr struck the southwest coast of Bangladesh and high winds and floods caused extensive damage to housing, roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

Electricity supplies and communications were knocked out as roads and waterways were impassable.

Drinking water was contaminated by debris and saline water from the storm surge and sanitation infrastructure was destroyed.

The cyclone caused 3406 deaths and seriously affected about one million households.

Estimated damages and losses were Tk 115.6 billion (US$ 1.7 billion) and mainly concentrated in the housing and productive sectors.

Latest Publications

CARE International Advocacy Position

  • Countries: Global
  • Published: June 2008

Civil-military relations: No Room for Humanitarianism in comprehensive approaches

  • Countries: Albania
  • Co-authors: Stephen Cornish, Marit Glad
  • Published: May 2008

Improving drought response in pastoral regions of Ethiopia Somali and Afar regions and Borena Zone in Oromiya Region

  • Countries: Ethiopia
  • Co-authors: Overseas Development Institute
  • Published: January 2008

Aid and Civil-Military relations in Afghanistan

  • Countries: Albania
  • Co-authors: British Agencies Afghanistan Group (BAAG)
  • Published: January 2008

Taking empowerment into our own hands

  • Co-authors: CARE International Yemen
  • Published: January 2008

Shifting Ground: implications Latin America 2000 - 2007

  • Countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Nicaragua
  • Co-authors: Helen Collinson, GNTP, Flavia Lessa de Barros, Peter Clarke, federico Negron and Mariano Valderrama.
  • Published: October 2007

Peacebuilding: Consolidating the Peace

  • Countries: Cambodia, Singapore
  • Co-authors: Annie Street, Howard Mollett, Jennifer Smith
  • Published: June 2007