Bangladesh Cyclone Alia Appeal

    Bangladesh Cyclone Alia Appeal

    Cyclone Aila made landfall in south-western Bangladesh on Monday 25th May 2009. Coastal areas were flooded and uprooted trees caused chaos in Calcutta.

    Many are still without enough food, water and medicines. More than 200 bodies have been recovered - mainly from the Sundarbans delta area, with officials warning the final toll could be higher.

    Nearly 500,000 people are homeless following the Cyclone. Relief officials say many more corpses are still to be recovered from the slowly receding flood waters.

    The contamination of surface water by the tidal surges has also prompted fears that crops over the next year will be damaged in areas of subsistence agriculture.

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