The overall objective of the operation is to support BDRCS to ensure that immediate humanitarian needs of 5,000 families affected by Cyclone Roanu in six most affected districts of Bangladesh are met through the provision of cash grants, emergency shelter, safe drinking water and water storage items. On 17 May 2016, Roanu originated from a low pressure area that formed south of Sri Lanka, and gradually drifted north towards the Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha and intensified into a cyclonic storm on 19 May. It further accelerated towards the coast of Bangladesh and reached its peak intensity with winds of 85 km/h (50 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 983 hPa (mbar; 29.03 inHg). On 21 May, Roanu made landfall near Chittagong, Bangladesh. It continued to move inland and weaken the next day. Cyclone Roanu – the first tropical cyclone of the annual cyclone season – has brought about strong winds and torrential rain to Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh.
WATSAN, NFI (cash grants), Shelter
Number of people to be assisted: 25,000 (5,000 families)