Cyclone Yaas made landfall on 26 May 2021 at 9am over Odisha-West Bengal coast in India with a wind speed of approximately 145 kilometre per hour.

Nine districts in Bangladesh have been severely affected. Embankments have been breached, villages are underwater and families stranded. Livelihoods have been affected - fish enclosures have flooded during the high tide.

BRAC is on the ground, closely monitoring the situation and assessing the damages incurred and needs of the people. BRAC staff have joined the communities in repairing breached embankments and have been supporting the government's Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP) in disseminating life-saving messages.

 

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A massive fire began at the Rohingya camps, at 3:30pm on Monday, 22 March 2021. A gas cylinder has been reported as the source of fire. Thousands of families have been affected. BRAC is on the ground responding to the most immediate needs of the community; alongside water and food, tents are being installed to shelter affected people.
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BRAC has distributed 477 tarpaulins. They are being used for temporary toilet block construction, and to build temporary shade for multipurpose child centres. 50 floor mats have been provided to the child protection team for construction of temporary child-friendly spaces.
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Cyclone Yaas is predicted to make landfall at noon 26 May 2021, over the coast of North Odisha-West Bengal. Communities living in Bangladesh's coastal districts and their offshore islands are likely to experience strong winds, heavy rain and tidal surges. Some communities in are already experiencing inundation.
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Another fire broke out in a marketplace inside the Rohingya camp on 2 April in Ukhiya, Cox's Bazar, killing three people and destroying shops and essential facilities.

BRAC Responses: in Numbers

 
house
167000

people provided with shelters

psychosocial
100000

children supported through child friendly spaces

water
21063

latrines constructed

medicine
1.3M

outpatient screenings in community health outlets

needs
1879

community awareness meetings held

 
book
61185

children and adolescents registered in learning centres

tree-plantation
26605

trees planted in host communities

psychosocial
10532

psychosocial support services delivered by skilled staff

c4d
800

community mobilisation volunteers on the ground

asset
110276

households received vegetable seeds

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