Cyclone Sidr has passed, but there is no calm after the storm. The death toll – now reported over 3,000 – continues to rise as we’re hearing of devastation throughout the region. I’ve been touched by readers emails from Bangladesh and elsewhere, sharing experiences and firsthand accounts of what’s happening. One individual in the area, Jonathan Munshi, has been following The Intersection and reporting his observations on the ground. Today Jon sent us these photographs taken at Baniashanta across from the port city, Mongla – one of the areas hit hard by Sidr.
The village fared relatively well, but the effect of the storm can still be seen in the picture. We delivered some essential food items (rice, salt, sugar, flour, lentils, etc.) to the village.
Jon, we thank you for the updates and are glad you are alright. During a tragedy where loss of life seems too overwhelming to comprehend, this contribution provides a necessary personal perspective for those of us so far away. Let your voice be a reminder that we’re here on this little green and blue planet as indeed, ONE WORLD. Now is the time to come together in support and aid.
Some links to offer donations:
A second photograph from Jon after the jump…