Bangladesh has battled the twin perils of a super-cyclone and Covid-19. We can offer lessons for others facing similar dangers
There was no time to lose when Cyclone Amphan began forming over the Indian Ocean in May.
But shelters are not built with social distancing in mind in Bangladesh and the country faced a challenge: how to move 2.4 million people from the destructive path of the storm without delivering them into an even greater danger – Covid-19.
It is not enough to deal with the immediate effects of a natural disaster; communities need to be better prepared for the next storm
Sheikh Hasina is the prime minister of Bangladesh and chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum. Patrick Verkooijen is CEO of the Global Center on Adaptation