Cyclone Amphan devastates communities

On May 20 2020, Super Cyclone Amphan made landfall in the coastal areas in India and Bangladesh. Places like Kolkata in West Bengal and parts of Odisha state in India bore the brunt of the cyclone and sustained severe damage and flooding. It also caused significant destruction in Bangladesh. 

Our partners in India and Bangladesh have reported that all staff are OK, but it will take time to fully understand the extent of disruption in their work or damage in the communities they serve.

The situation is further complicated by COVID-19. Shelters were filled to capacity prior to the cyclone, and both India and Bangladesh are grappling with increasing infection rates from the virus.

The people we serve are in desperate need of food and clean water, shelter, and medical care. Many have had their homes completely destroyed and lack access to shelter and basic necessities. Our partners are on the ground and are working quickly to reach these people with the much-needed supplies. Here are a few ways that you can help:

  • A donation of $50 will help provide emergency supplies, clean water and medication to the people who need it most.
  • A donation of $100 will ensure that they and their families have a safe place to stay and warm meals.
  • A donation of $200 will help with the long-term recovery efforts and ongoing care for people with neglected tropical diseases. 

Please consider supporting effect:hope partners as we rush to bring much-needed aid and relief to this region.  

For more information, please read this news report from the BBC.

Help people affected by Cyclone Amphan