November 20, 2007Foreign AffairsSecurity

Helping Bangladesh’s cyclone victims

How and where you can chip in

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Cyclone Sidr did a lot of damage in Bangladesh last week. Rezwan offers some guidance on what you can do to help. According to Drishtipat giving to the Red Crescent is the best idea.

International humanitarian assistance has started to come in. Indrani Bagchi of the Times of India blames the Indian government for a lacklustre response. While the issue of whether and how many ships India sends for the relief effort is not really the point (for India shares a land border with Bangladesh), a mere US$1 million in emergency assistance is small enough to be insignificant.

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