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 medical consultations made through BRAC health centres
people supported through awareness activities
children and adolescents registered in learning centres
tree saplings planted and distributed in FDMN camps and host community
psychosocial support services delivered by the skilled staff
households reached with food assistance E-voucher
household received vegetable seeds