Cyclone Amphan and Covid-19: Double whammy for climate change hot spot

A man lying on the debris of his home after Cyclone Amphan ravaged the area in Satkhira, Bangladesh, on May 27, 2020.
A man lying on the debris of his home after Cyclone Amphan ravaged the area in Satkhira, Bangladesh, on May 27, 2020.PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI - The Sundarbans delta region, a climate change hot spot shared between India and Bangladesh, is no stranger to cyclones.

Before Amphan unleashed its wrath on May 20, the Indian side of the Sundarbans had recently suffered the impact of two other major cyclones - Aila in 2009 and Bulbul in 2019 - locking the region's residents into a vicious cycle of disaster and recovery.

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