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Type Journal Article - ASA University Review
Title Assessing the Damage and Recovery at Household Level: A Case Study of Cyclone Aila Affected Area
Volume 8
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
URL http://www.asaub.edu.bd/asaubreview/data/v8n1sl20.pdf
Aila is the second devastative cyclone of the last decade that hit Bangladesh coast on 25 May 2009. The aims of the study are to investigate the disaster impacts at household level due to Cyclone Aila; and to assess recovery nature of the victim families (at household level) in the study area after four years of the event. This research is mainly carried out using primary data including field observation, questionnaire survey, GPS data, official documents etc. A total of 67 households were chosen from 6083 households using Raosoft sample size calculator. Advanced statistical software has been used for data entry and analysis. This study found that most affected sector was family shelter (41.4 percent) while homestead forest (19.3 percent), home lighting (15.2 percent) and livestock (10.6 percent) were moderately damaged and rest are relatively low damaged sector among the eight functional components. After four years, the recovery process is still ongoing. From the identified functional components, drinking water and human waste disposal are fully recovered and some of components are growing firstly. But, homestead forest, food preparation and livestock sectors are behind so far from total recovery.

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