Images: Disaster Relief after tropical cyclone Sidr [Image 2 of 5]
People from Doblarchar help unload bags of fresh water from a CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter, attached to amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge and the embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (special operations capable) are conducting humanitarian assistance/disaster relief efforts in response to the government of Bangladesh's request for assistance after tropical cyclone Sidr struck their southern coast, Nov. 15. The storm killed more than 3,000 people and has left several hundred thousand homeless. The Department of Defense effort is part of a larger U.S. response coordinated by the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development.