Be aware of earthquakes and prepare and protect life and property.

Before an earthquake:

  • Ensure that everyone in the family knows the rules and regulations for shutting off electricity and gas lines and avoid keeping heavy objects on shelves in the house.
  • Follow the building code when planning for the construction of a new house.
  • Keep battery-operated radios, flashlights, water, and basic medical supplies in the house.

During an earthquake:

  • Stay calm and keep yourself steady and calm. If you are outside, avoid entering buildings.
  • If you are on a higher floor, evacuate to the outside. If that's impossible, take shelter under a table, desk, or sturdy furniture item, or seek refuge near building columns and pillars.
  • Avoid using elevators or running towards windows or roofs of tall buildings.
  • Keep a distance from tall structures that could potentially collapse during an earthquake.
  • Disconnect electricity and gas connections during an earthquake.
  • If you are outside the house, seek shelter away from trees, tall buildings, and electrical wires.
  • If you are trapped under a collapsed wall, avoid excessive movement. Cover your face with clothing to prevent inhaling dust.
  • If you are in a garment factory, hospital, or market, Don't rush or push toward the exit. Sit down before the door with your head covered by both hands and wait to evacuate.
  • If you are in a vehicle, stop the car away from overpasses, flyovers, trees, and electrical wires. Stay inside the vehicle until the shaking stops.

After an earthquake:

  • Another tremor may occur after the first one. Therefore, if the shaking or aftershocks stop, evacuate calmly and in an organized manner and find an open space under the open sky.
  • Check for any issues with electricity, gas, and telephone lines, and take immediate action if necessary.
  • Assisted government agencies in maintaining law and order and coordinated with them for rescue operations.
  • Arrange for evacuation of the affected people to temporary shelters and give special attention to women, children, the elderly, the sick, and disabled persons.


  • National Emergency Service - 999
  • UNHCR Hotline (Support for Rohingyas in Camps) – 16670
  • Cox's Bazar Fire Station: 01901-021607; Ukhia Fire Service: 01533-283832; Teknaf Fire Service: 3426-75222, 01782-787891

For more information or any specific information, contact us –

Email: Info Sheba:  |  WhatsApp: +8801810008500  |  Facebook Messenger: