Humanitarian Health Action

Bangladesh - emergency health information archive

Cyclone Mahasen in Cittagong Division, Bangladesh

16 May 2013 -- On the morning of 16 May, cyclonic storm Mahasen made landfall in Patuakhali district in southern Bangladesh moved forward to the northeast away from Myanmar, weakened and dissipated on 17 May. Heavy rain and fierce winds that flattened ud and straw huts and forced the evacuation of more than 1 million people. Government reported 14 deaths, 65 injured persons. WHO provided two IEHKs, medicines, dressing, first aid kits and water purifying tablets to Chittagong and Barisal divisions as immediate support. WHO-EHA medical personals has been sent to Chittagong and Barisal divisions to support local health authorities for rapid – damage and need assessments and early recovery phase activities.

Situation reports