EMERGENCY ALERT: Bangladesh, Cyclonic Storm Mora

Tropical Cyclone Mora hit the south-eastern coast of Bangladesh on Tuesday, 30 May, with heavy rain and winds estimated at 160 km/h. The south west coast in the area of Chittagong and Cox’s Bazaar has been affected by high winds and flooding. The initial assessments indicate that 2,811,465 people have been affected across 12 high-risk costal districts, with nearly 350,000 people evacuated on 29 May from the southern-coast areas. Houses and infrastructure have been damaged, while telecommunications have been disrupted.

The Global ETC is monitoring the situation and is in contact with World Food Programme (WFP) colleagues on the ground, but at this time no requests for international assistance have been made.