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.
BRAC Responses: in Numbers
people provided with shelters
children supported through child friendly spaces
outpatient screenings in community health outlets
community awareness meetings held
children and adolescents registered in learning centres
trees planted in host communities
psychosocial support services delivered by skilled staff
community mobilisation volunteers on the ground
households received vegetable seeds