“THE IMPACT OF AMPHAN IS WORSE THAN CORONAVIRUS,”
CHIEF MINISTER MAMATA BANERJEE, WEST BENGAL
Rural and coastal communities in West Bengal and Odisha, West India have already been fighting against the impacts of COVID-19 and ensuing Government lockdown. To make matters worse, one of the strongest cyclones to hit the subcontinent in recent times, cyclone Amphan, displaced nearly 30 million people.
Social distancing practices were hard to implement as the victims of the cyclone were crammed into schools, government buildings, and community halls. “I have never seen such a cyclone in my life. It seemed like the end of the world. All I could do was to pray … Almighty Allah, save us,” Azgar Ali, 49, a resident if Satkhira district on the Bangladesh coast told Reuters news agency. (Source: Al Jazeera)
The cyclone affected more than building structures. The damage done to the region severely impacted the livelihood of millions as entire croplands and fisheries were wiped out. Our presence on the ground is intended to provide more than temporary relief. Human Concern International is focused on rebuilding communities from crises to sustainability by focusing on economic empowerment, communal health, and education.
You can help the millions affected by the cyclone, today. Don’t wait- donate now to our Cyclone Amphan Emergency Appeal.
CYCLONE AMPHAN EMERGENCY RELIEF
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How To Help?
Your donation can properly feed a malnourished child
Your donation can feed a family for a whole month
Your donation can provide urgent medical aid to the sick & vulnerable
Stats on Cyclone Amphan
- 20 k$200,000 raised to mobile an emergency response team to provide relief and care packages for victims of the cyclone
- 4.8 k4800 victims provided relief in Bangladesh with relief and medical aid kits in context of COVID-19
- 2.7 k2705 victims provided relief in India with relief and medical aid kits in context of COVID-19
In The Field
Human Concern International’s staff, volunteers, and partners actively take photos of their time and their work in the field with our beneficiaries as they receive food baskets, medical care, warm meals, and more. To see the latest photos from the field, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
OUR STAFF COMMENTS
The situation is so dire. In the midst of a pandemic and fear of the coronavirus, thousands of families are squeezed into public facilities without protective measures as they await for the reconstruction of their homes.Mahmuda Khan