The cyclone’s current path anticipates landfall in Bangladesh this Friday.
World Vision provided emergency assistance following the devastating collapse of an eight-storey building in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on April 24.
World Vision became involved in Bangladesh in response to the tidal surge that occurred in the coastal areas of the country in 1970, providing relief supplies to the affected disasters victims.
During Bangladesh’s liberation war (1971), World Vision carried out relief operation in Bangladeshi refugee camps in India.
World Vision began work in 1972 in greater Mymensingh district (122 km north of Dhaka) to help rebuild the war-torn country.
Following these responses, which concentrated mainly on relief and rehabilitation, World Vision’s programs soon expanded into child-focused activities to provide direct assistance to needy children of Bangladesh.
World Vision Bangladesh currently operates 67 area development programmes, and work in the following: education, maternal and child health, nutrition, HIV and AIDS, food security and economic development, child rights, income generation, leadership development and gender, women and environmental development, humanitarian and emergency affairs and institutional development.