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.|
“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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