Cyclone Bulbul has hit parts of India and Bangladesh. In Bangladesh alone, the cyclone has affected 1.8m people. More than 70,000 homes have been damaged. Power and communication lines have been brought down. Survivors are in urgent need of food, clean water and medicine.
How we are responding
Christian Aid and our local partners are urgently responding to Cyclone Bulbul.
Our partners have been assessing the scale of damage and planning the best way to help survivors to recover and rebuild their homes and livelihoods.·
Your donations are providing:
- Hygiene kits
- Medical assistance
Along with others, Christian Aid has led much of the disaster preparedness work in Bangladesh over the past two decades and over the past three years we have stepped up the disaster preparation work in the region. This has resulted in significantly lower casualty figures.
However, people have lost their homes and means of earning a living, so we needs funds to support them as they begin the long, daunting task of recovery and rebuilding.
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How we work in an emergency
We're based in countries affected by disasters so we can be there before, during and after an emergency to save lives and support people long term.