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03 Dec 2007 description

(Rome, 3 December): The first ever emergency appeal launched in Italy by the emergency committee AGIRE following the Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh has so far raised 600,000 Euro. Donations are being used by member organisations to address the very first humanitarian needs and to help survivors and affected communities with desperately needed relief efforts.

«Thanks to the generosity of the Italian public, we have been able to deliver the first essential relief goods», affirms Marco Bertotto, director of AGIRE. «Nonetheless there is still much work to do.