I (Sal) was surfing the internet and found this website http://www.bangladesh.com/, which I was reminded of a UMM student from this country. I remembered him telling me he wanted to get into government back home, which I wonder where he is now? Well, I decided to do a website today (Tuesday, September 20th of 2005) to explore more of this country.
"What is now called Bangladesh is part of the historic region of Bengal, the northeast portion of the Indian subcontinent. Bangladesh consists primarily of East Bengal (West Bengal is part of India and its people are primarily Hindu) plus the Sylhet district of the Indian state of Assam..."
"Millions of marooned peoples are suffering in Bangladesh without Food, Drugs and Shelter due to devastating Flood. Your beloved country needs your support badly. So be proactive and inspire other to do so. Each individual effort will contribute to the change of this worst scenario into a better one. ( help, fund, relief, coordination ittadi required in faridpur in bd krishnokoli)"
"The United News of Bangladesh news agency, which has reporters deployed across the devastated region, said the count from each affected district left an overall death toll of at least 1,100." Official Says Bangladesh Cyclone Death Toll Rises Past 2,000
By Jeremy Reynalds
Correspondent for ASSIST News Service Sunday, November 18, 2007 "BANGLADESH (ANS) -- The death toll from tropical cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh rose to more than 2,000, with more than 1.5 million people living in temporary shelters, a disaster management official said today....
Standing by for Action in Bangladesh and India
World Vision said that the triangular shape of the Bay of Bengal funnels storm surge waters into Bangladesh, with the surge worsened by the shallow water. Of the 13 deadliest cyclones recorded, nine occurred in this bay. The biggest — and the only Category 5 cyclone to hit Bangladesh so far — was in 1991. A 30-foot storm surge near the coast of Chittagong killed 143,000 people. But the biggest death toll to hit Bangladesh as a result of such a storm occurred in 1970, when more than 500,000 people died.
The government of Bangladesh declared the cyclone a 10 — the highest on their hazard scale — for the Mongla area. Bangladesh has a population of 142 million; of these, nearly 10 million live along the southern coast. The death toll rises in Bangladesh
Posted: 19 November, 2007 (Mission Network News) "...Relief workers are struggling to get help to hard-hit areas. Vincent Edwards with World Vision Bangladesh says the storm leveled a lot of Bangladeshi homes and those people left homeless need a place to stay.
World Vision and other relief agencies will help where they can to provide humanitarian aid and support. Christian relief agencies are praying that there will be opportunities to share the Gospel with those who have been affected. Click here if you can help."
*November-pray for the persecuted church month (let it be every month)... Persecution
Sunday School in Bangladesh
"A short video of an underground house church holding Sunday school in Bangladesh. Filmed by Christian Freedom International. Visit www.christianfreedom.org for more info. Please pray for Bangladesh!"
Self Help In Bangladesh
"A house pastor in Bangladesh thanks God and Christian Freedom International for his new sewing machine. With it he can provide for his family and church. Visit www.christianfreedom.org for more info. Filmed by CFI field staff in Bangladesh"
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