Cyclone Amphan hits Bangladesh and India

The most powerful cyclone to strike the Bay of Bengal in at least a decade slammed into Bangladesh and West Bengal, India, on May 20.

May 20, 2020
Typhoon Amphan

A Hope Center in Bangladesh damaged by a fallen tree

Early reports indicate that some OneChild Hope Centers have been affected, but there has been no loss of life among our kids reported at this time.

The United Nations estimates that 10 million people were affected by Cyclone Amphan, and half a million may have lost their homes. Widespread evacuations prior to the storm have helped save lives, but we know that many families in the area have suffered the loss of what few possessions they had. This is an especially difficult time for people already facing a hunger crisis resulting from the COVID-19 lockdowns, many of whom may no longer have a home to shelter in.

Please lift up heartfelt prayers for the children and their families during this new crisis!

We will post additional information here as it becomes available. If we learn that a sponsored child has been injured, we will notify the sponsor directly.

Help children affected by Cyclone Amphan