Bangladesh cyclone aid peaks at USD233 million

International aid for those affected by the onslaught of Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh has risen to more than USD233 million. “The donor community has shown generosity in its response to Cyclone Sidr,” said United Nations resident coordinator for Bangladesh Renata Lok Desallien. “By making funding swiftly available, they will help pay for a wide range of relief activities to ease the plight of the cyclone’s victims,” she added. More than 3,200 people were felled by the cyclone, and millions more have been rendered homeless in its wake. To date, Saudi Arabia has sent in the largest contribution amounting to over USD100 million. Other international donors include, the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, and Kuwait. (Source: BANGLADESH: International cyclone aid tops US$233 million/IRIN News)

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