Earlier Wednesday, Super Cyclone Amphan made landfall in some of the poorest areas of Bangladesh and India. It is one of the biggest storms to hit the area in over 20 years.
The ferocious storm is already claiming lives. Millions may lose their homes and livelihoods. Whole buildings and roads will be totally destroyed.
Both India and Bangladesh are already dealing with coronavirus outbreaks. Vulnerable people are fleeing the storm only to face the risk of the deadly virus. As whole communities head to evacuation centres, social distancing and regular hand washing will become extremely difficult.
Families will need emergency shelter and other essential items. Shelter saves lives, and your donation can provide urgently needed tents and materials to shelter families now.
Without urgent, effective action, lives could be lost on a huge scale. Please donate today to help vulnerable families around the world who are affected by disasters and coronavirus.
We know responding to a humanitarian disaster of this magnitude is going to be particularly challenging right now as coronavirus means that access and importation and movement of aid will be restricted. With your support, ShelterBox is ready to take on that challenge and ensure vulnerable families get the aid they need after disaster.