Bangladesh-Help those in need! November 28, 2007Posted by shadows15 in Contemporary Issues, Misc.
Tags: bangladesh, crisis, cyclone sidr
Tropical Cyclone Sidr has killed over 3,000 people and left another 1,800 people missing. Nearly 2.5 million are in need of life saving emergency assistance.
The category 4 storm, which struck the coastal belt of Bangladesh on Nov. 15, 2007, is said to be the deadliest storm to hit the country in over a decade and has so far affected over 6 million people across 31 districts, damaging over 800,000 homes, destroying over 700,000 acres of crops and decimating over 300,000 trees.
Delivery of aid to the worst affected areas is severely restricted due to immense logistical difficulties and sheer devastation. Roads to some areas are still impassable as trees and power lines lie uprooted. Cyclone survivors have been swarming moving vehicles in hopes of receiving aid, further restricting movement and accessibility.