Emergency Response: Super-Cyclone Amphan
Super-Cyclone Amphan hit the India-Bangladesh border yesterday, and the storm is currently tearing through India and Bangladesh at rapid speeds.
106 lives have tragically been lost already, millions have been evacuated and it is estimated that this could be the worst cyclone in over a decade.
It’s estimated that 14.2 million people could be affected by the Super-Cyclone.
We are responding in Bangladesh, where 2 million people are being evacuated to crowded shelters – however, COVID-19 could spread rapidly in these settings. There are also fears that Rohingya refugees living in boats on the Bay of Bengal could be hit, as they are right in the path of the storm.
Donate Food, Hygiene Kits and Emergency Shelters, so that vulnerable people can stay safe during this terrifying time.
Our Emergency Response
We are currently concentrating our Emergency Response fund on those who have been hit by ‘Super-Cyclone Amphan’. Due to the complex nature of disasters, our provisions may be changed so that we can adapt to people’s most urgent needs across the globe.
Every penny you give to our Emergency Response will help those affected by the most devastating natural disasters and humanitarian crises of our time – thank you!
Super-Cyclone Amphan: Our Response
The super-cyclone hit the border of Bangladesh and India yesterday, and we’re working with local partners and international authorities to predict its path and protect lives.
The Needs Assessment Working Group (NAWG) in Bangladesh estimates that up to 14.2 million people in coastal districts could be affected by the super-cyclone, with nearly 1.4 million displaced and up to 600,000 houses damaged.
We are currently responding in Bangladesh, where 2 million people are being evacuated to crowded shelters in schools and large buildings – but with COVID-19 still spreading through the population, these protective shelters could become deadly, fast.
There are fears that the super-cyclone could even hit Rohingya refugees living on boats in the Bay of Bengal, who are right in the path of this terrible storm.
We are on the ground in Bangladesh providing Food Packs, Hygiene Kits and Emergency Shelters so that people can stay safe, maintain good hygiene practices and feed their families in the midst of this crisis.