As Tropical Storm Mahasen hits Bangladesh, our emergency team is ready to respond.
Tropical Storm Mahasen is beginning to hit the south coast of Bangladesh, with heavy rain and winds of up to 60 km/h. People are bracing themselves for flash flooding and widespread damage to buildings and farmland.
Our longstanding local partner Caritas Bangladesh has put more than 5,000 trained volunteers on standby, and ensured that stocks of emergency aid will be available as soon as they are needed.
Dr Kate Crowley, our Disaster Risk Reduction Adviser, said: