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Bangladesh Cyclone


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11/19/2007Cyclone Sidr: A Child’s Account
11/19/2007World Vision Appealing for US $2.1 million for Bangladesh
11/16/2007Thousands Homeless in Bangladesh ...
11/15/2007World Vision’s Cyclone Shelters Housing 20,000 ...

World Vision Appealing for US $2.1 million to Continue Bangladesh Response


World Vision, the Christian humanitarian agency, is appealing for $2.1 million to provide an aid package that includes temporary shelter for more than 50,000 people whose homes were torn to shreds by Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh.


When Disaster Strikes


“The scale of the devastation is enormous. It is very hard to get to some areas due to fallen trees. There is need wherever we look,” said Vince Edwards, World Vision’s national director in Bangladesh.

“We need to get bundles of tin sheeting to these families living out in the open,” said Edwards. “We are going to focus our efforts on the worst affected: people who have completely lost their homes, women-headed households, the poorest of the poor and those families who have children with disabilities.”
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“Our house was taken away like a toy," said 11-year-old Rika. “We found it (later) … but without a roof and wall."
photo by Amio Ascension/World Vision>


More than 43,000 people living in seven of World Vision’s program areas have been made homeless or had their homes badly damaged. Photos by Ferdaus Daud Haider/
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Nirmal, a day-laborer, stands next to the remains of his house with his two children
Nirmal, a day-laborer, stands next to the remains of his house with his two children his son Shourove, 9 and daughter Suma, 4.
photo by Raphael Palma/World Vision
Before the cyclone hit, World Vision staff helped evacuate some 20,000 people to cyclone shelters.
photo by Ferdaus Daud Haider/World Vision


Women wait for emergency relief items after Cyclone Sidr pummeled the coast of Bangladesh.
photo by Raphael Palma/World Vision
Current World Vision distributions include flattened rice and molasses or sugar.
photo by Amio Ascension/World Vision


In the coming days World Vision expects to focus on shelter and household livelihoods through agricultural interventions.
photo by Raphael Palma/World Vision
Before the cyclone hit, World Vision staff helped evacuate some 20,000 people to cyclone shelters.
photo by Ferdaus Daud Haider/World Vision

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