On Thursday, the European Union (EU) sent €2.5 million (around $2.7 million) for Cyclone Mocha emergency support for regions in Myanmar and Bangladesh.
“Following Cyclone Mocha in Myanmar and Bangladesh, the (European) Commission has released €2.5 million in emergency humanitarian aid,” the EU executive body said in a statement.
The support is meant to “address the most urgent needs” of “highly vulnerable people,” especially in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and Bangladesh’s Cox Bazaar district, that host Rohingya refugees.
The natural disaster had “largely destroyed” temporary shelters for the displaced in Myanmar’s Northern region and also in Cox’s Bazar refugee camps causing the inhabitants to be homeless. As the monsoon season approaches, more heavy rainfalls are expected to come increasing the risk of floods, landslides and poor infrastructure.