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21 Jan 2003 description

Earlier today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Bangladesh signed an agreement to launch a USD 14.444 million initiative, aimed at substantially reducing the impact of natural and man-made disasters on the people of Bangladesh over the next five years.

01 Oct 1997 description


Appeal Target : US$ 156,019
Dear Friends,

The flood of July 1997 caused by incessant downpour and onrush of water from Assam, India devastated almost one fourth of the country. Further catastrophies in the form of land/mudslides, a tornado and two mild tremors added to the misery and suffering of the people.

15 Jul 1997 description

Disaster strikes Bangladesh again ...
heavy floods affect almost one fourth of the country
Dear Friends,

Soon after the cyclone on 19 May which caused untold havoc, Bangladesh - one of the poorest countries, is currently in the grip of massive floods. This is the second devastation in less than 2 months.

UN reports confirm the devastation as severe with almost one fourth of the country affected by flash floods and land/mudslides.

Life has also been disrupted in the capital city of Dhaka with low areas inundated. Adding to the misery, a tornado ripped

13 Jul 1997 description

(4:37pm AEST)

Four people have been killed in western Japan, after a landslide triggered by torrential rain hit a mountain area in Takarazuka.

Weather officials have warned continued rainfall in southwestern Japan may trigger further landslides.

Meanwhile, the death toll from four days of landslides and floods in Bangladesh has risen to 57, after 14-more fatalities were reported overnight.

Nineteen-people are also missing or feared dead after a boat they were on board capsized in the turbulent Sangu river.

More than half-a-million people have been affected by the deluge in …