On 21 May 2016, tropical storm Roanu made landfall on the coastal areas of Bangladesh. Eighteen districts were affected, and seven devastated, by heavy rain, strong winds and a severe storm surge rising to 2.7 metres.
- Some 1.3 million people were directly affected by the cyclone’s impact.
- More than 100 schools were damaged.
- Twenty seven people were killed and more than 200,000 were displaced.
What we achieved
Within one week of the disaster, we:
- gave 6,606 households cash grants of BDT 4,000 (approximately £39)
- provided the same homes with hygiene kits (comprising water storage jars, soap, sanitary clothing, hydration and water purification tablets).
By the end of February 2017, we will have:
- given 3,978 households cash grants of BDT 12,000 (approximately £125) each
- provided the 6,606 homes that already received emergency assistance with cash grants of BDT 8,000 (approximately £83) each
- renovated more than 200 toilets and 100 wells
- held sessions on how to promote hygiene with 10,584 people.