Cyclone Fani—the worst cyclone to hit India—slammed into Eastern India's coast on Friday, May 3, before traveling towards Bangladesh.
As Cyclone Fani headed towards Eastern India and Bangladesh with sustained winds of 125 miles per hour, authorities evacuated over a million people ahead of time to prevent potential injury or loss of life.
More than 1.5 million people are displaced and in need of shelter, clean water and food. The cyclone destroyed land and crops, causing significant loss of families' livelihoods.
Rohingya refugees—already displaced and living in massive settlements in Bangladesh—braced for the cyclone and the potential impacts of severe rains and flooding.
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Catholic Relief Services—along with local partners—is working quickly to assess affected areas. Access is challenging with blocked roads, communication lines down and electricity disrupted.
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Photo courtesy of Jageswari Jubak Sangha.