Humanitarian agencies prepare for Cyclone Mahasen

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Coastal communities brace as Tropical Cyclone Mahasen barrels towards Bangladesh and Myanmar (Credit: IRIN/Brendan Brady)

A "red storm" alert from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is in effect for a tropical cyclone expected to make landfall on Thursday.

Cyclone Mahasen is moving across the Indian Ocean toward India, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

UN agencies and humanitarian groups are particularly concerned about the welfare of tens of thousands of refugees in Rakhine State in Myanmar.

Gerry Adams reports.

 

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