Damages caused by the severe cyclonic storm Bulbul, which hit Bangladesh on 9 November, 2019, were mostly evident in Southern Bangladesh. The cyclone brought heavy rainfall and strong winds in the coastal areas damaging households, destroying agricultural land and fish enclosures, uprooting trees and disrupting communication.
On 11 November 2019, Start Fund Bangladesh member organisations raised an alert to address the needs of affected populations in the districts of Satkhira, Khulna, Bagerhat and Borguna. The Start Fund Bangladesh Committee activated the alert on 12 November; and on 13 November, Caritas Bangladesh, Uttaran and Shushilan were awarded a total of £248,624 to reach the affected communities of Satkhira and Khulna districts. The response will cover a population of 21,400 cyclone affected people with cash, shelter and WASH support, on behalf of Start Fund Bangladesh.
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About Start Fund Bangladesh: Start Fund Bangladesh is an emergency pooled fund, funded by UK Aid and managed by 47 international, national, and local NGOs of Bangladesh. The aim of this fund is to rapidly respond to small and medium scale emergencies, that are under the radar and under-funded.