BANGLADESH / CYCLONE AMPHAN

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22-May-2020 00:02:25
As the country struggles with COVID-19 and the first cases are detected in the largest refugee camp in the world, Cyclone Amphan has killed at least 25 people and caused extensive damage in Bangladesh. WFP

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STORY: BANGLADESH / CYCLONE AMPHAN
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SOURCE: WFP
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DATELINE: 21 MAY 2020, SHYAMNOGOR UPAZILA, SHATKHIRA DISTRICT / KHULNA-SHYAMNOGOR HIGHWAY, KHULNA DISTRICT / PANKHALI UNION, KHULNA DISTRICT / COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH

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21 MAY 2020, SHYAMNOGOR UPAZILA, SHATKHIRA DISTRICT, BANGLADESH

1. Various shots, aerial views of flooded shrimp farms and homes and damage to roads and embankments.
2. Various shots, community volunteers piling sand bags to block the water flowing over the broken embankments that also serve as walkways and roads
3. Wide shot, water overflowing a broken embankment
4. Wide shot, people wading through flooded area

21 MAY 2020, KHULNA-SHYAMNOGOR HIGHWAY, KHULNA DISTRICT, BANGLADESH

5. Various shots, community volunteers can be seen trying to chop off branches from a tree that has fallen, blocking the highway

21 MAY 2020, PANKHALI UNION, KHULNA DISTRICT, BANGLADESH

6. Pan right, women and children at cyclone shelter

21 MAY 2020, COX’S BAZAR, BANGLADESH

7. Wide shot, child walking through a muddy walkway
8. Wide shot, people repairing damage in the aftermath of the cyclone
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Ragan, Bangladesh Country Director, World Food Programme (WFP):
“This is a double whammy. We’re dealing with the cyclone and we’re also dealing with the lockdown and exposure to COVID, so we’ve got widescale community transmission of COVID. We’ve got a small number of transmissions in the camps. So, managing the movement of large numbers of people and doing it in a safe way is really difficult. What WFP is doing to respond to the crisis is we’re providing some emergency food support to the 19 districts that have been impacted, damage assessments are going on right now, in the camps we are also responding to immediate emergency needs.”
10. Various shots, WFP Rapid Response Distribution to Rohingya refugees.
11. Various shots, protective mask making

STORYLINE:

As the country struggles with COVID-19 and the first cases are detected in the largest refugee camp in the world, Cyclone Amphan has killed at least 25 people and caused extensive damage in Bangladesh.

Half a million families may have lost their homes. The storm came with strong winds and heavy rain that also damaged crops.

Power supply was cut off to cities and towns, many of which are working to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. There are more than 26,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh and nearly 400 deaths.

The refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar are the world’s largest, hosting 860 thousand Rohingya from Myanmar.

SOUNDBITE (English) Richard Ragan, Bangladesh Country Director, World Food Programme (WFP):
“This is a double whammy. We’re dealing with the cyclone and we’re also dealing with the lockdown and exposure to COVID, so we’ve got widescale community transmission of COVID. We’ve got a small number of transmissions in the camps. So, managing the movement of large numbers of people and doing it in a safe way is really difficult. What WFP is doing to respond to the crisis is we’re providing some emergency food support to the 19 districts that have been impacted, damage assessments are going on right now, in the camps we are also responding to immediate emergency needs.”

Rohingya refugees affected by the cyclone are receiving high energy biscuits with preventative measures against COVID-19.

WFP is engaging women in the host community and Rohingya refugees through its livelihoods programme to make masks which will be distributed by local government and aid agencies. The livelihoods programme supports 20,000 women in the Cox’s Bazar region with a monthly stipend, marketable skills training and financial literacy and a business start-up grant. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, most businesses have been severely impacted. Tailoring was the major income-generating activity for most of the women participating in the mask-making initiative.
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