Bangladesh Cyclone - June 2016
Plan International Canada
Cyclone in Bangladesh
9,662 directly and 37,000 indirectly
Improved access to clean water, hygiene and sanitation
Bangladesh hit by cyclone
More than 500,000 residents of Bangladesh were forced to evacuate their homes when tropical cyclone Roanu hit in May 2016.
Torrential rains resulted in floods and landslides affected more than 700,000 people, approximately half of whom are children. More than 100,000 homes were destroyed or damaged from the storm surges.
Thanks to the Canadian Humanitarian Assistance Fund, Humanitarian Coalition member Plan International Canada was able to assist impacted individuals and communities with timely emergency relief aid after tropical cyclone Roanu hit Bangladesh in May 2016.
With $350,000 allocated from the CHAF, Plan International Canada’s response ensured more than 9,600 people affected have access to clean drinking water as well as essential hygiene items and safe latrines. In addition, education sessions and repairs to water facilities reached more than 37,000 people.
Plan International has been working in Bangladesh for over 20 years on a number of humanitarian and development programs.
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