Cyclone Amphan in Bangladesh

Last week, Cyclone Amphan hit the East of India and the South of Bangladesh, amongst which some of our project-areas. Millions of people that were evacuated by the Bangladesh government are now returning to their homes.

However, there are reports of tens of thousands of homes damaged or destroyed in the low-lying coastal areas. Besides the destruction of houses and villages, there are other long-term effects that might be felt by cyclone Amphan. The aftermath of cycline Bulbul in 2019 included a large increase in fever, diarroea and flu. On top of that, the contaminated sea water has likely destroyed the soil, which will make it harder for crops to grow. 

In response to the cyclone, Max Foundation Bangladesh has opened two Control Rooms: one in Khulna, and one in Patuakhali. Our teams are continuously in touch with our beneficiaries and other regional stakeholders, such as the trained entrepreneurs from our programmes, our Health Promotion Agents, community leaders and regional authorities. Our team receives regular updates and provides support where needed.

We will give an update on Max Foundation's response soon. Read more about the cyclone on this link from the BBC.

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