Bangladesh: Cyclone Aila Emergency Appeal No. MDRBD004 Operations Update No. 6

Situation Report
Originally published


Period covered by this Operations Update: 10 November to 20 December 2009;

Appeal target (current): Appeal target (current): CHF 2,355,249 (USD 2.2 million or EUR 1.6 million) in cash, kind, or services to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to assist 36,800 families (or 184,000 beneficiaries) for nine months.

Appeal coverage: The appeal has 36 per cent coverage

Appeal history:

- Emergency Appeal for cyclone Aila was launched on 24 June 2009 for CHF 2,355,249 (USD 2.2 million or EUR 1.6 million) for nine months to assist 36,800 families (or 184,000 beneficiaries)

- Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF): CHF 253,000 was allocated from the International Federation's DREF to support the national society to respond to the cyclone Aila operations on 2 June 2009.


Cyclone Aila hit south western coastal districts of Bangladesh on 25 May 2009, killing 190 people, affecting more than 3.9 million people across the 11 coastal districts, disrupting their livelihoods, and destroying infrastructure.

Immediately after the cyclone hit Bangladesh, the BDRCS/International Federation delivered essential humanitarian services to the affected population through food and non-food item distribution, mobile health services, water and sanitation activities, emergency shelter and livelihood assistance.

The BDRCS and the Federation relief efforts continued during the month of November, assisting a total of 8,000 households with shelter materials. BDRCS/International Federation have had several meetings to determine the approach of livelihood support interventions in the cylcone affected areas.

To date the following partners have contributed to this appeal: Red Cross Society of China Hong Kong Branch, Canadian Red Cross, Danish Red Cross/Danish government, Japanese Red Cross, Monaco Red Cross, Netherlands Red Cross/Netherlands government; and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Fund for International Development.

The International Federation, on behalf of the BDRCS would like to take this opportunity to thank all partners who have contributed to this appeal.