Bangladeshi Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CCP)

A massive cyclone with wind velocity 62 m/sec accompanied by a storm surge 6-9 m in height struck Bangladesh in 1970, killing an estimated 500,000 people. Following this disaster, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, and the Government of Bangladesh launched the Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP). The goal of the CPP is “to minimize loss of lives and properties in cyclonic disaster by strengthening the capacity in disaster management of the costal people of Bangladesh”.