IFRC Case Studies: Beirut Explosion and Red Sludge

IFRC provides 2 case studies which address Beirut explosion (Lebanon) and Chemical spill/red sludge (Hungary) topics of technological and biological / CBRN hazards.

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12 May 2014
Cox’s Bazar District is in the Bay of Bengal, at the south-eastern corner of Bangladesh, bordering Myanmar. It is particularly vulnerable to the tropical cyclones that frequently hit the region, causing deadly storm surges and wind damage. The wors...
Tags: Case Study, Hurricane / Typhoon / Cyclone
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