MNA National Desk: The European Commission is providing € 1.5 million in humanitarian aid funding for emergency relief assistance to populations affected by tropical Cyclone Mora, which ripped through parts of Bangladesh and Myanmar in late May.
The aid will be targeted at the most vulnerable in storm-struck localities of the two neighbouring countries, the European Commission said in a statement.
“Cyclone Mora has left tens of thousands of people in Bangladesh and Myanmar in dire need of humanitarian assistance. These families have lost their homes, belongings and often their sources of income”, said Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management.
“With this new contribution from the EU, emergency support will be provided to those most in need to ensure they have shelters to keep them safe and are better equipped with means to survive this hard time.”
Out of the total funding, €1 million will be dedicated to addressing the urgent humanitarian needs in Bangladesh, where Cyclone Mora has affected the lives of close to three million people.
According to data made available by the government of Bangladesh, some 52 000 houses have been damaged or destroyed, leaving over 200 000 people displaced. The worst-hit area is Cox’s Bazar district, in the South East of the country.