As the shortage of food and pure drinking water is getting acute the risk of diarrhea and other diseases are on increase in the cyclone affected areas of Bangladesh.
The news is pouring in from different places that stomach problems are on the rise in some of the cyclone affected regions. In some places since water has become salty, it is undrinkable and hence until fresh water is supplied the lives of people living there remains in danger.
Millions of survivors of the decade’s deadliest cyclone Sidr kept struggling for food, drinking water and shelter four days after the nightmare that saw over 3000 people dead and hundreds of villages razed to the ground. Tens of thousands of people in the worst-hit southern districts such as Bagerhat, Barguna, Jhalakati, Bhola and Pirojpur were going without food as no relief goods reached the remote islands and chars. People living in accessible areas are living on whatever little amount they received since the cyclone and tidal surge battered them at night on November 15.