The overall objective of the operation is to support the BDRCS to ensure that humanitarian needs of 10,000 families (50,000 people) affected by Cyclone Mora in four most affected districts of Cox’s bazar, Chittagong, Bandarban and Noakhali are met through the provision of emergency food, shelter, WASH and livelihood support including strengthening resilience at local level. 26-28 May 2017: Low pressure area formed in the Bay of Bengal and intensifies into Tropical Cyclone Mora (TC Mora).
29 May 2017: Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) issues Danger Signal No 10 in six coastal districts (Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Noakhali, Lakshmipur, Feni and Chandpur). As TC Mora approaches the coast of Bangladesh, BDRCS deploys its volunteers to support the evacuation process of population to safe shelters.
30 May 2017: TC Mora makes landfall in Cox’s Bazar with a maximum speed of 130 km/h. TC Mora traverses northeast across Bangladesh through Chittagong and Rangamati districts
31 May 2017: 110,111 Swiss francs allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Emergency Relief Fund (DREF) to support the BDRCS in addressing the immediate needs of the people.
12 June 2017: IFRC launches an Emergency Appeal for 1,296, 519 Swiss francs at the request of BDRCS to assist 50,000 people. Cox’s bazar, Chittagong, Bandarban and Noakhali
Water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH); shelter; food security and livelihoods; disaster risk reduction (DRR) and National Society capacity building