CYCLONE MOCHA PUMMELS BANGLADESH COASTLINE, CAUSES EXTENSIVE DAMAGE
Cyclone Mocha pummelled the coastline of Bangladesh on the night of Sunday, May 14, 2023, wreaking widespread destruction. The violent storm left its mark on a staggering 2,548 shelters across 33 Rohingya refugee camps in the Ukhiya and Teknaf Upazilas of Cox’s Bazar. This resulted in the complete annihilation of approximately 278 residences.
According to an official report from the Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner’s Office, issued on the same day, 1,611 Rohingya refugees have been impacted, with seven injuries reported. Balukhali Camp 9 in Ukhiya bore the brunt of the storm, witnessing damage to around 485 shelters. In a preemptive move to ensure the safety of the Rohingya refugees, 3,031 individuals were relocated owing to the impending threat of landslides and torrential rain brought on by the cyclone. The HAEFA Health Post, a crucial healthcare facility in Balukhali Camp 09, also suffered considerable damage during the calamity.
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HAEFA is in need of your donations to support the healthcare and free medicines for 1.1 million Rohingya. refugees FDMN (Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals) in the makeshift camps and also for the underserved, hard-to-reach people living in the coastal and flood prone areas in Bangladesh. Any support, whether donations, outreach, aid in collaboration from personal and professional involvement, or any other method of support to HAEFA and its underprivileged, underserved, and displaced beneficiaries, would be greatly appreciated! All donations to HAEFA are tax-deductible as allowed by the laws of the United States.
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