On May 14, super cyclonic storm Mocha made landfall in Myanmar’s Rakhine state area, reaching a speed of over 150 mph, and crossing low lying areas including Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh—the world’s largest refugee camp. Multiple deaths were reported and the powerful storm caused extensive destruction to infrastructure in the western Myanmar region. An estimated 6 million people were already in humanitarian need in the states where the cyclone hit.
Oxfam and partners are currently assessing the scale of devastation to mount a humanitarian response to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, as well as emergency cash and food. We are working closely with local communities, partners, and authorities to ensure efforts are coordinated to safeguard those residing in the camps in Bangladesh.
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