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1M Bangladesh Cyclone Survivors Still Homeless

Reconstruction donations run short

(Newser) - Five weeks after Cyclone Sidr tore through Bangladesh, more than 1 million people still lack basic shelter, reports Reuters. While rebuilding efforts continue, the Red Cross says the country suffers from acute lack of funding. The cyclone killed 3,300, laid waste to 1.5 million homes, and destroyed 1... More »

Bangladesh Toll Passes 2,200

Tropical cyclone Sidr leaves more victims in its wake

(Newser) - The death toll in Bangladesh has climbed above 2,200 since Tropical Cyclone Sidr hit the region Thursday, the AP reports. And that number could keep rising as military helicopters, naval ships, and thousands of Bangladeshi troops continue working alongside international aid agencies to rescue victims. But many of the... More »

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