From Bangladesh to Costa Rica, Demand for Aid Floods Agencies DISASTER RELIEF
Linda Feldmann, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
PHILIPPE BOULLE laughs ironically at the suggestion that he must be working 24 hours a day.
"Wrong," says the New York director of the United Nations Disaster Relief Organization, "48 hours a day."
Indeed, international relief officials have difficulty recalling such a frenetic time with so many people in diverse points of the planet at risk from a variety of disasters, natural and man-made.
After weeks of squalor and desperation, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Kurdish refugees are finally going home. In Bangladesh, 4 million to 5 million people remain at risk following the country's deadliest cyclone in 20 years. Peru's cholera epidemic is threatening …
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Publication information: Article title: From Bangladesh to Costa Rica, Demand for Aid Floods Agencies DISASTER RELIEF. Contributors: Linda Feldmann, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: May 14, 1991. Page number: 1. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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