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. People urgently need your help.
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.·
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. The natural habitat also absorbed the worst of the storm’s impact: without the forest, families would have been even more affected. However an estimated 30 million trees have been uprooted which will increase exposure to future storms.
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.
Please donate to the Cyclone Bulbul Appeal so we can be there for those in need.
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