Bengalis Fight for Survival

Food shortages and disease follow cyclone
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2007 6:11 AM CST

(Newser) – Fights broke out among cyclone survivors desperate for meager supplies as aid agencies struggled to get food to the hungry, reports the AP. Cyclone Sidr killed thousands in Bangladesh last week, and food and drinking water shortages could bring a second wave of death—this time from hunger and disease.

Hundreds of thousands of homeless survivors are struggling to feed their families. Millions of dollars in aid has been pledged and relief workers are doing their best to get help to isolated communities, but they face a colossal task. "I didn't have enough food before the storm," said one man. "We have hardly eaten at all since."