United States to give $2,50,000 for cyclone victims in Bangladesh

The United States has pledged $250,000 to support emergency relief efforts in the severely affected areas of Bangladesh following Cyclone Mocha.

'The people of the United States stand with the people of Bangladesh and the Rohingya refugees affected by the cyclone,' US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas said on Wednesday.

On May 14, Cyclone Mocha made landfall in Myanmar and Bangladesh, impacting nearly half a million Bangladeshis in coastal regions and almost one million Rohingyas in camps.

The cyclone caused extensive damage, including tidal surges, heavy rainfall, and wind speeds of up to 140 km per hour, resulting in widespread wind damage, flooding, and landslides.

Over the past five decades, the United States has collaborated closely with Bangladesh to enhance disaster preparedness and response.


hrough the US Agency for International Development, the US government has constructed 900 multi-purpose disaster shelters in vulnerable areas since 2001 and invested in early warning systems that have safeguarded hundreds of thousands of people from cyclones, floods, and other emergencies.

Additionally, the United States is the largest contributor to Rohingya relief efforts, as stated by the embassy.

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