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22 May 1997 description

Reports from Bangladesh say many of the one-million people left homeless by Monday's cyclone are desperate for food and water.

Former Bangladeshi prime minister and main opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia said the majority of the affected areas -- including the region of Chittagong -- were yet to receive aid from a government-backed programme.

Rescue workers said aid was yet to reach 60 storm-hit islands because of rough seas and the Independent daily said four people were injured in a food riot on the island of Kutubdia.

21 May 1997 description

BANGLADESH: CYCLONE
THIS PRELIMINARY APPEAL SEEKS CHF 3,000,000 IN CASH TO ASSIST 10,000 FAMILIES FOR 2 MONTHS

Summary

21 May 1997 description

BANGLADESH: CYCLONE
THIS PRELIMINARY APPEAL SEEKS CHF 3,000,000 IN CASH TO ASSIST 10,000 FAMILIES FOR 2 MONTHS

Summary

21 May 1997 description

Bangladesh - Cyclone
DHA-Geneva Situation Report No.3
21 May 1997

21 May 1997 description

Geneva, 21 May 1997

Dear Friends,

21 May 1997 description

Bangladesh has appealed for international aid to help rebuild the thousands of homes and infrastructure destroyed in yesterday's cyclone.

The storm, with winds of up to 230-kilometres an hour, killed at least 67 people in the south-eastern coastal region.

The government says 900-thousand people have been left homeless.

Speaking in the cyclone-ravaged port of Chittagong, Labour Minister Abdul Mannan stressed the need for building materials and dry food.

He said there was a large number of injured.

20 May 1997 description
report CARE

Bangladesh Cyclone:



20 May 1997 description

CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE


33 Denominations & Communions Working Together to Meet Human Needs

Dozens are dead and thousands have been left homeless in the wake of a powerful cyclone that struck the southeastern coast of Bangladesh and the port city of Chittagong on Monday.
20 May 1997 description

Bangladesh - Cyclone
DHA-Geneva Situation Report No. 2
20 May 1997

20 May 1997 description

A massive relief effort is underway in south-eastern Bangladesh to provide food and temporary shelter to tens-of-thousands of people left homeless by a cyclone yesterday.

Major Atiqur Rehman, in the disaster control room in the Prime Minister's office in Dhaka says the tropical storm killed 27 people in the Chittagong and Cox's Bazaar region.

Major Rehman says there has been no confirmation of media reports that more than one-hundred fishermen are missing on the Bay of Bengal.

19 May 1997 description
report CARE

CARE Prepares Relief Efforts

Atlanta, May 19, 1997, 1 p.m. EST -- A cyclone with winds of 125 miles per hour hit the southeast coast of Bangladesh today. CARE staff will launch relief efforts when the storm clears and damage can be assessed.

The storm hit landfall near Cox's Bazar. Some 500,000 people had evacuated the region, but as many as 1.7 million may not have found shelter. Early reports indicated significant damage to housing, farmland, power lines and roads, but no casualty figures are available yet.

19 May 1997 description

Bangladesh - Cyclone
DHA-Geneva Situation Report No. 1
19 May 1997

12 Sep 1996 description

Flooding in Bangladesh is moving slowly southwards, inundating new areas and leaving tens of thousands of families in desperate need of food and clean water. Despite a very low response to the Federation's appeal which has forced it to reduce the number of targeted beneficiaries, the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society has already distributed basic relief supplies to 5,000 families and is preparing a second distribution to another 8,500 families.

01 Sep 1996 description
report Human Rights Watch

The title of this report is taken from a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) report of June 1995 on the repatriation of over 200,000 Burmese refugees, most of them members of the Rohingya Muslim minority, from Bangladesh to their home state of Arakan in northern Burma. The repatriation is being held up as a success story by the UNHCR.