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22 May 2020

Cyclone Amphan and COVID19 in Bangladesh (For the Media)

On 20 May Cyclone Amphan made landfall in Bangladesh heavily impacting 19 districts with more than 2.4 million people and 500,000 livestock evacuated to 15,000 cyclone shelters by the Government of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh is facing a growing number of COVID-19 cases and the impact threatens to reverse development gains made over the past five decades.
The COVID-19 virus can be deadly, but hunger is equally deadly. To ensure the most vulnerable are not left behind in the response to this pandemic, WFP urgently needs US$200 million for its COVID-19 response in Bangladesh.
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