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09 Nov 2007 description

Fund assists communities stricken by tropical storm in Haiti, Dominican Republic and Mexico

UNITED NATIONS, New York - UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is appealing to international donors for $615,000 to step up its efforts to protect the reproductive health and safety of survivors of Tropical Storm Noel in the Dominican Republic.

The storm, which caused major flooding, landslides and the destruction of bridges when it swept across the Dominican Republic last week, has left more than 80 people dead and forced at least 65,000 from their homes.

More than a third of the …