Independent Evaluation of Cyclone Sidr Response & Rehabilitation Program

Super Cyclone Sidr (equivalent in intensity to a high-end Category 4 Hurricane) hit Bangladesh on 15 November 2007.

Intense wind and storm surges left behind a ravaged landscape along the coast of Bangladesh.

Bagerhat, Barisal, Barguna, Patuakhali, and Pirojpur were identified as the worst affected districts.

More than 3,000 people were killed and hundreds were missing from these districts.

The physical damage is even worse. Crops, fisheries, and livestock were either severely damaged or washed away by storm surges.

CARE Bangladesh intervened with emergency relief support in Bagerhat, Pirojpur, and Barguna Districts.

The program was implemented through two Response Site Office, Bagerhat and Barguna.

Initially the Bagerhat office covered Sharonkhola, Morelgonj, & Mathbaria upazilas and Barguna office covered Barguna sadar and Pathatghata upazilas.

After the first month’s operation CARE Bangladesh concentrated its response effort in 9 upazilas of Bagerhat and 2 upazilas of Barguna districts.

At the end of March 2008, CARE’s assistance reached nearly 130,000 families in Bagerhat (including Pirojpur) and nearly 80,000 families in Barguna districts with food and non-food items, safe drinking water, and medical support.

  • Countries: Bangladesh
  • Published: August 2008