Cyclone Roanu battered the coast of Bangladesh on the weekend of Saturday May 21, killing at least 26 people and injuring more than 100. More than half a million people were displaced.
The southern coastal areas of Barisal and Chittagong were most affected. Before the cyclone made landfall, over half a million people had been taken into shelters by the country’s government.
It disrupted electricity supplies and damaged roads. The livelihoods of many communities suffered as food stocks and seasonal crops were damaged and livestock was swept away.
Islamic Help has launched an emergency appeal to help families and communities suffering in the aftermath of Roanu. We will be providing emergency food and water supplies and helping restore homes.
You can help the people of Bangladesh by donating:
£50 – Provides a monthly food pack for a family
£100 – Water (2,000 litres of water) for a family
£150 – Food and water
£350 – Repair damaged homes
£500 – Complete package of food, water and home repair
Islamic Help has been working in Bangladesh since 2007. Our team there not only provides vital assistance to locals but also to Rohingya refugees from Myanmar (Burma). Our work in Bangladesh includes orphan and childcare, education, provision of clean and safe water, livelihood and social support for the needy.