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URGENT: Cyclone Amphan rips through South Asia

Blog Team
May 21, 2020

Families once instructed to shelter-in-place now have no homes because of Cyclone Amphan.

The category two hurricane struck India and Bangladesh Wednesday afternoon after churning in the Bay of Bengal for a day. Fierce winds clocked in at 100 mph and have destroyed homes, businesses, and livelihoods. And at least 80 people have died as a result.

As the storm rips through Bangladesh, the worry has become how to evacuate families while social distancing. The coronavirus has already taken so much from people living in South Asia, but now this storm has made life even more dangerous.

Finding daily essentials will be even more challenging. But you can help provide one person with emergency supplies like food, clean water, hygiene kits, and more, for only $50.

Schools and other empty buildings have become temporary shelters to house the millions who have been evacuated. And, unfortunately, this is happening as the virus is at its worst in India. The same day Amphan made landfall, India had experienced its “highest single-day rise in confirmed cases,” according to NPR.

The coronavirus has already put millions out of work. And now with the destruction caused by the cyclone, people won’t be able to afford supplies to survive the storm’s aftermath.

These people need YOUR help.

And you can provide emergency aid to those who’ve lost everything. Your $50 can help provide one person with emergency aid like food, clean water, hygiene kits, and more. 

Food supplies and hygiene items were already limited due to the coronavirus. But now Amphan has only made the situation worse. But your $50 can be one of the first gifts on the ground to help someone in need.

So, please give today and help a cyclone victim survive.

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