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07 Mar 2005 description

In Brief

Appeal No. 01.56/2004; Appeal target: CHF 2,175,802 (USD 1,631,852 or EUR 1,437,249) Appeal coverage: 71.1%.

30 Apr 2004 description

Geneva, 30 April 2004 - Twin tornadoes of devastating force swept across Netrakona and Mymenshingh districts of north-eastern Bangladesh on the evenings of 14 and 18 April. The giant tornado swept away nearly everything in its wake - razing about 7,000 houses and even uprooting hand tube wells.

29 Apr 2004 description
report Food for the Hungry

FHI plans to aid families who lost their homes to the April 14 tornados in northern Bangladesh.

26 Apr 2004 description
report Islamic Relief

Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes hit northern Bangladesh on 14th April and again on the 19th, killing 88 people and injuring thousands. Nearly forty villages in the areas of Netrokona and Mymensingh have been badly hit, with 3,400 houses completely destroyed and another 1,745 houses sustaining damage.

22 Apr 2004 description
report Caritas

At least 74 people were killed and more than 1,500 injured when a series of tornadoes struck parts of northern Bangladesh on April 14, 2004, causing widespread destruction.

22 Apr 2004 description
report ActionAid

Following last week's tornado that destroyed 35 villages in northwest Bangladesh, ActionAid is sending a doctor and disability rehabilitation experts to the region. The team will devise a programme of post-hospital care to reduce the risk of disability for people injured by the storm, and will also present recommendations to government and other agencies on behalf of newly disabled people.

22 Apr 2004 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

22 Apr 2004 description
report World Vision

World Vision has distributed food and non-food items to 415 families affected by the tornado that ripped through northern Bangladesh on April 14.

21 Apr 2004 description

DHAKA, April 21 (Reuters) - The death toll from storms that have swept Bangladesh over the past week has risen to 88, with five more casualties confirmed in northern Netrokona district on Wednesday.

State television, quoting local officials, said the number of deaths from last Wednesday's storm rose to 55 in Netrokona.

At least 18 people died when the fierce winds lashed nearby Mymensingh district, also on Wednesday.

Fifteen more people were killed when storms hit several districts around the capital Dhaka later in the week, officials said.

The storms have left over 2,000 …

20 Apr 2004 description

DHAKA (Reuters) - Strong winds and rain swept parts of Bangladesh, killing at least 15 people and injuring about 150 nearly a week after a fierce wind storm killed 66, police and officials said on Tuesday.

The Monday night storm, packing winds of up to 150 kph (90 mph), hit four districts around the capital Dhaka as well as the Mymensing area in the north, already badly damaged by the deadly storm last week that also injured about 2,000 people.

Most of the deaths on Monday night happened when houses collapsed or were caused by flying debris, district officials said.

20 Apr 2004 description
report Xinhua

DHAKA, Apr 20, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- At least 12 people were killed and more than 100 others injured when powerful northwesters swept through three districts in northern and central Bangladesh in the last two days, reported the daily New Nation Tuesday.

The storms packing whirlwind at the core, lashed Mymensingh, Tangail and Narsingdi districts from midnight Sunday, disrupting power supply, razing hundreds of houses to the ground, uprooting numerous trees thus disrupting some road and railway communication, and damaging standing crops on vast tracts of land.

Nine of the 12 …

20 Apr 2004 description

Dhaka (dpa) - More than half-a-million people have been displaced from their homes in northeastern Bangladesh as rising flood waters washed away thousands of dwelling huts, cut road links and threatened to destroy rice crops, local officials said Tuesday.

The death toll has risen to 12 in the flash floods triggered by heavy summer showers, with water gushing in from across the country's common border with India's northeastern Assam state.

The flood warning centre said at least six rivers in the Sylhet region were flooded since Sunday, inundating scores of muddy villages in …

19 Apr 2004 description

Geneva, 19 April 2004 - ACT members Rangpur Dinajpur Rural Service (RDRS) and Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB) report that twin tornadoes of devastating force swept across Netrakona and Mymenshingh, two north-eastern districts of Bangladesh on the evening of 14 April. Further heavy rains and storms on the night of 18 April have exacerbated the situation. According to media reports, at least 78 people have been killed and about 3,000 injured although this figure may rise further.

18 Apr 2004 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

15 Apr 2004 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.