Media Advisory: Cyclone Fani

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Media Advisory: Cyclone Fani

  • A severe cyclonic storm, Fani, has begun to strike Bangladesh early hours of 4 May, bringing with it high winds and heavy rainfall. Over ten million people in the country are expected to be affected
  •  4 million children live in affected areas and 909,919 Rohingya refugees are in affected areas
  •  Almost 1.3 million people have been evacuated to cyclone shelters across affected areas of western and southern Bangladesh
  • UNICEF has pre-positioned emergency lifesaving supplies to meet the needs of up to 100,000 people in western areas of the country and Cox’s Bazar and contingency agreements with partners are ready to be activated to provide emergency WASH, nutrition, health, child protection and education services

Alastair Lawson-Tancred, UNICEF Communications Manager in Cox’s Bazar is available for interview and will be able to discuss the cyclone’s impact in Bangladesh and the Unicef response there.

Contact the Unicef UK media team on 0207 375 6030 or media@unicef.org.uk to set up an interview.

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For more information, please contact:

Unicef UK Media Team, 0207 375 6030, media@unicef.org.uk

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