A massive cyclone which hit Bangladesh in May 2009 is still having a devastating effect on the lives of many people in the country three years after the event.
To coincide with the three year mark, Oxfam is appealing for the
Government of Bangladesh and the international community to provide
additional funding to support an estimated 50,000 people still
affected in the Southwest of the country.
Many of those still affected haven’t enough food, safe drinking water and a means to make a living. They also lack adequate shelter and face a fresh risk of their homes being washed away by this month’s monsoon rains, which are anticipated to threaten millions including an estimated 200,000 people who were affected by cyclone Aila, mostly in the Shatkhira and Khulna district.
Photo: Photo: Md. Abdul Quayyum/Oxfam