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1.3m disaster -hit children in urgent need of aid

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Health Desk—3rd June, 2017: Unicef has warned that at least 1.3 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance across the Bay of Bengal region following severe weather over the past six days.

Devastation wrought by Cyclone Mora in Myanmar and Bangladesh, and torrential monsoon rains across Sri Lanka have left children homeless and in need of protection, nutrition and health services, according to a news note of Unicef received on Friday.

Unicef said Cyclone Mora has affected around 2.8 million people in vulnerable coastal districts in Bangladesh.

Manuel Fontaine, Unicef director of Emergency Programmes, said that they are now threatened by a lack of safe drinking water, inadequate hygiene services and limited access to healthcare.