Extreme Weather

Cyclone Mora Hits Bangladesh

Cyclone Mora struck western Myanmar and Bangladesh on Tuesday, displacing half a million people and claiming at least six lives. Strong winds and heavy rainfall destroyed homes and vegetation as the storm made landfall between the cities of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar.

A reported 20,000 houses in refugee camps for Rohingya were damaged in the wake of the storm, leaving many with no place to return.

Direct Relief has reached out to health partners in the area to asses current medical needs and coordinate response efforts. In addition to organizations in hard-hit Bangladesh and Myanmar, Direct Relief has also contacted local groups in Nepal and India. The ASEAN AHA Centre has also been part of these efforts.

 

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