The cyclone has made landfall on the coasts of Myanmar and Bangladesh, causing extensive destruction.Donate Now
Super storm Mocha has made landfall on the coastal states of Myanmar and Bangladesh on Sunday 14 May 2023.
With winds of up to 250 kmph, the super cyclonic storm has caused extensive destruction to infrastructure in the western Myanmar region, where thousands of internally displaced persons have been living in camps.
The powerful winds caused significant damage to the temporary bamboo shelters in the Teknaf area of Cox’s Bazar, the world’s largest refugee camp.
Oxfam teams and local partners are evaluating the extent of the destruction and mounting a humanitarian response. Vital resources such as clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities as well as emergency cash and food will be delivered.
Oxfam is actively collaborating with local communities, partners, and authorities to ensure effective coordination of relief efforts and the safety and welfare of individuals residing in the camps in Bangladesh.
Support Communities Affected by Cyclone Mocha in Myanmar and Bangladesh
What is Oxfam doing to help
Devastating scene from Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar after Cyclone Mocha
According to the government estimation 10,469 houses got damaged and initially 334,620 people have been affected by the storm in Cox’s Bazar district.
The super storm has caused extensive destruction to infrastructure
Oxfam and partners are currently assessing the scale of the devastation to mount a humanitarian response to provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, as well as emergency cash and food.
Our local teams are on the ground assessing the situation and organising response
Oxfam in Bangladesh’s emergency response team is on the ground for assessment and emergency aid support.