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“A bigger disaster than coronavirus”



  • May 23, 2020
World Help Blog Team
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The flood waters and powerful winds of Cyclone Amphan bring a new wave of problems for the people of India and Bangladesh.

South Asia has already taken a beating because of the coronavirus. Now this destructive storm has made everything worse.

Even West Bengal’s state chief minister, Mamata Banerjee, has said the devastation is “a bigger disaster than Covid-19.”

But you can help families left reeling from the virus and this cyclone’s destruction. You can provide emergency aid like food, hygiene kits, clean water, and more to a cyclone victim.

Right now, the pandemic is at its height in India. The same day that Cyclone Amphan struck West Bengal, the country had its highest single-day spike in positive coronavirus cases. Now, more people are at risk of contracting the virus or dying from the elements due to homelessness.  

Nearly half a million families in Bangladesh alone are reported to be without homes, and due to social distancing restrictions, mass sheltering is not an option.

Food rations and hygiene items were already limited due to the pandemic, and now families have lost all their possessions as a result of the storm. Now, because of Cyclone Amphan, basic essentials will be impossible to find.

But you can help. For $50 you can help provide emergency aid like food, clean water, hygiene kits, and more to someone who has lost everything to the storm.

Kolkata, a major city in India, took an unexpected beating, especially in already impoverished areas of the city.

One of our partners on the ground reported, saying, “The people in Kolkata never expected that this would bring damages to the city. Slums are worst affected, roofs have flown away, and now many of them have lost their shelters. No power in the city, roads are badly damaged, and many trees have been uprooted water logging in many places in the city.” 

And the devastation is continuing to grow. As families return to assess the damage, they won’t have basic essentials for days, weeks, or maybe longer. But you can help meet those urgent needs.

You can provide emergency aid like food, clean water, hygiene kits, and more to someone in need. Please give today to help a cyclone victim survive the aftermath.

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