AFTER SIDR

In South-East Asia’s poorest nation, Bangladesh, the passing of Cyclone SIDR has caused death and destruction. Cyclone slammed the highly vulnerable low lying densely populated coastal areas of Bangladesh with heavy rain, winds of up to 200 miles/hr, and a storm surge. Sidr may be the strongest cyclone to hit the country. Although, the death from Sidr number in the thousands but damage to homes, crops and livelihoods could be extensive, survivors mourn their dead and worries about their missing. Human solidarity amongst individuals is all that remains : within the Red Cross (ICRC), Red Crescent Societies and several N.G.O. Refugee camps, people are working assiduously in order to identify the corpses massed in the communal ditches and to distribute goods of first necessity and medicines to the survivors.