Tornado hits Bangladesh

By April 23, 2004

Bangladesh (MNN)—-World Vision has distributed food and non-food items to 415 families affected by the tornado that ripped through northern Bangladesh on April 14.

The tornado brought a horrific start to the Bengali New Year, causing devastation in 15 villages from the districts of Mymensingh and Netrokona. Houses, schools, markets, livestock and crops have been destroyed or damaged.

World Vision’s Haluaghat Area Development Program (ADP) operates in the area. Between April 15 and 17, a 5 member medical team from the ADP provided emergency medical treatment for 550 injured people.

On April 17, World Vision Bangladesh distributed food and non-food items to 415 affected families in the ADP area. Each of the families received a package containing 10 kilograms of rice; 2 kilograms of lentils; 1 kilogram of salt; 6 candles; 2 matchboxes; 5 packets of oral re-hydration solution, and 1 jute bag.

Preparations have commenced for the rehabilitation program to follow up on relief efforts. ADP and National Office staff are still visiting and working at the affected sites.

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