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  • Update on Bangladesh

    by Sunny
    27th November, 2007 at 10:56 am    

    Reuters Alternet has an update on situation in Bagladesh:

    U.S helicopters and a C-130 aircraft flew in supplies of food and water for survivors of Bangladesh’s worst cyclone in a decade as a military-led relief operation kicked into high gear on Monday, ten days after the storm struck. A medical team from the U.S. naval ship USS Kearsarge set up a unit in the town of Barisal on the southern coast where survivors requiring urgent attention will be airlifted from remote areas, officials said.

    Cyclone Sidr, which hit the impoverished South Asian country on Nov. 15, killed about 3,500 people, left thousands missing or injured, and displaced some 2 million. Despite intensified relief operations thousands of survivors were yet to get food and water. Many crowded river banks and roadsides in the hope of food handouts, reporters at the scene said.

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    1. Sofia — on 27th November, 2007 at 12:01 pm  

      I think Islamic relief has got a special appeal going..and
      for the victims of Cyclone Sidr

      Wed 28 November, 6.30pm - Poppadom Express, London
      events £15 for 3 course dinner + drinks incl. with active donations sought on the evening, suggestion in keeping with ONE theme = your ONE hourly work rate on arrival!

    2. Sofia — on 27th November, 2007 at 2:04 pm  

      oh and thank you for your insight on these type of ppl..blah bloddy blah

    3. Sid — on 27th November, 2007 at 3:38 pm  

      Is anyone aware of any charity activities of the organizations that are collecting thousands of pounds everynight via satellite TV channels? I am not talking about Islamic Relief or Muslim Aid which are known charity orgs. The other night an organization called Islamic Forum Europe had a 7 hour live show to raise 30000 pounds. They far surpassed their total. I checked their website. They have no track record for doing charity work in the past. When an viewer called them to ask on air (all of this a live “telethon” thing), they said some of their people are taking the money to Bangladesh and it is not going through any organization. I couldn’t find a registered charity number on their website although they flashed a charity number on the tv screen. Is there any accountibility for these funds that are being collected by faith based organizations with no track record of charity work?

    4. johnbarnes — on 27th November, 2007 at 8:19 pm  

      These Christian Aid, Muslim Aid, Hindu Aid and other absurd charities should become more inclusive and open their doors to all

      Christian Aid provides charity regardless of the religious orientation of the recipients shown by their work in predominately Muslim countries such as Bangladesh. It wouldn’t surprise if other faith-based charities adhered to the same principles, so what is your point exactly?

    5. zohra — on 27th November, 2007 at 9:46 pm  

      Bangladesh Cyclone Appeal:

    6. raz — on 27th November, 2007 at 11:31 pm

      Pakistan has sent 6 C-130 planes filled with equipment and 89 Doctors and medical staff to help with this humanitarian relief. Also the Navy ship PNS Nasr has been sent to set up a medical camp. Best wishes to all Bangladeshis in this difficult time.

    7. Random Guy — on 28th November, 2007 at 12:08 pm  

      Um..Islamic Relief is definitely not like some of the the US Christian Agencies which were popping up in Iraq with food in one hand and a bible in the other. Check your facts before posting gibberish please.

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