Disasters | A super cyclone adds to Asia’s coronavirus fears
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/21/20, 02:30 pm
With record gusts from Cyclone Amphan bearing down on India and Bangladesh, humanitarian aid workers saw a triple threat coming to life before their eyes: The strongest cyclone ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal was about to overwhelm years of a chronic refugee crisis—that weeks of coronavirus spread had already compounded.
“Our worst fears have been confirmed,” said Dipankar Datta, Oxfam’s country director in Bangladesh.