Before the Cyclone

In November 2007 the extremely powerful cyclone Sidr swept over Bangladesh leaving behind it a path of destruction, and killing more than 3000 people – some say even more than 10,000. Especially the southern areas of the country were severely affected.
This is the life that was before the cyclone struck. Without a doubt many of the people in the pictures lost their homes, their crops were destroyed, friends and relatives of theirs were injured or killed, or they even lost their lives in the cyclone. Even so, the people of Bangladesh have countless times before overcome disasters, some even worse than this one, and they will this time again.