WEDNESDAY 10 JUNE, BANGLADESH: ShelterBox has distributed 200 ShelterBoxes to people whose homes were destroyed by Cyclone Aila which hit Bangladesh on 25 May. The boxes, which will give help to up to 2,000 people, were distributed in and around the towns of Shyanmagar and Munshigaon, close to the border with India. “The recipients were so grateful. Whole villages had been destroyed and people were forced to live out in the open. The tents have given them the opportunity to start rebuilding their lives,” says SRT leader Pat Prendergast (UK). The other SRT volunteers were Stuart Oates (UK), Owen Smith (NZ) and Ron Noseworthy (Canada). ShelterBox volunteers were assisted by local Rotarians in the country. According to latest reports, more than 200 people were killed by the cyclone and 600,000 displaced.