Bangladesh

Eid brings mixed emotions to Sidr survivors
A solemn Eid-ul-Azha, the second largest religious festival of Muslims, brings only sadness to Sidr survivors. Signs of festivity almost faded from the ruined south. bdnews24.com's Patuakhali correspo ...
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The rehabilitation of Sidr afflicted areas should be union based, with a change in the micro-credit delivery modes, according to Power and Participation Research Centre.
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World Bank vice president Praful C Patel Saturday said Bangladesh needed more assistance from the international community than it received to recover from the damage left by mega-cyclone Sidr. "Bangla ...
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The World Bank Friday offered assistance in the government's agricultural rehabilitation programmes in the Sidr-ravaged regions. Praful C Patel, the bank's South Asia vice president, made the offer at ...
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The government and the donors have agreed to divert funds to rebuild the damaged primary schools in the cyclone Sidr-stricken areas, an official said Thursday.
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Switzerland has provided an additional $3.6 million in emergency assistance for post-flood and cyclone Sidr rehabilitation bringing the total Swiss assistance to $5.5 million.
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The government Wednesday placed before donors a requirement of $1.8 billion (Tk 12,600 crore) for rehabilitation and reconstruction work in cyclone Sidr-ravaged areas.
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Cyclone-affected farmers need a "package programme" instead of seed and fertiliser supplies to restore their livelihoods, Centre for Policy Dialogue and BRAC said in a joint report Monday.
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