Q&A Williams & Mildren / Bangladesh Burma / The United Nations says it is working with the governments of Bangladesh and Burma to prepare their disaster response procedures ahead of a cyclone. The U.N. said late Tuesday Cyclone Mahasen is expected to make landfall late Friday north of the Bangladeshi city of Chittagong, near the Burmese border. The international agency said there are "fears" Mahasen "could threaten millions of people" in northeast India, Bangladesh, and Burma's Rakhine State, where tens of thousands of internally displaced people are currently living in temporary shelters.
Kirsten Mildren is the regional communications officer with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Speaking from Bangkok, she tells VOA’s Sarah Williams about the efforts to prepare for the storm.