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Victims of fire – Understanding women’s vulnerabilities in urban Bangladesh ADPC: Victims of fire – Understanding women’s vulnerabilities in urban Bangladesh

Published on: 03/01/2013

Language: English

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Department: Public Health in Emergencies

Type: Impact Stories and Case Studies

File size: 0.25 MB

 

Publication Overview/Description

Fire hazards are a common phenomenon in city life. In Dhaka, approximately 8 million people crowd the streets, creating a human sea difficult to navigate. Coping with fire hazards in Dhaka dramatically differs from other mega-cities, as one blaze may destruct the path of vulnerable low-income areas within minutes.