Sunday, November 18, 2007

Bangladesh Cyclone Kills More Than 2,300; Estimates Range Up to 10,000

The death toll from Bangladesh's most devastating storm in a decade climbed to at least 2,300 on Sunday and relief officials warned the figure could jump sharply as rescuers reach more isolated areas. Teams from international aid organizations worked with army troops in a massive rescue effort that drew help from around the world. Huffington Post

- An "ecological disaster." Bangladesh is home to the endangered Royal Bengal tiger. AFP

- "Please also give us some clothes to wrap the bodies," begged one villager as he pulled a dead man from a river. Reuters

- Saudi Arabia announced emergency aid of $100 million to Bangladesh’s cyclone victims.

- U.S. to donate $2 million to Bangladesh survivors. BBC

- To donate, please visit International Federation of Red Cross/ Red Crescent Societies

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