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Fund Raising for the Flood Victims of Bangladesh

Fund Raising for  the Flood Victims of Bangladesh

Come, have fun and express solidarity for a noble cause

On: 	Saturday, September 26, 1998
At: 	École secondaire publique De La Salle
	501 Old St. Patrick Street
	Lower Town	Ottawa
	(Beausolel & Old St. Patrick)

Bangladeshi Food Fair : 		From 11 AM
Bangladeshi Cultural Evening: 	From 5 PM

Bangladesh is experiencing the  longest and worst floods in its recent
history. The devastating floods this year have already stayed more than
eight weeks. According to the weather forecast the flooding will continue
to rack the country until the end of this month. With water levels still
rising in the country- more than two thirds of which is submerged- about
800 people were reported dead and hopes of replanting lost crops by
mid-September have disappeared.  More than 30 million people are homeless.
Total food deficit may stand at over four million tones. According to the
United Nations Disaster Management Team, “a large number of farmers would
not receive income from present production season, which may result in
serious economic loss and poverty.”

Today Bangladeshis need your support. 

Organized by:
Bangladesh Canada Association of Ottawa Valley

With the support of:
Bangladesh High Commission in Canada, Bangladesh Freedom Fighter’s
Association- Canada Unit, Canada Bangladesh Muslim Community, Muslim Umma
of America, Projonmo Ekattor, Ektara Shilpi Gosthi, Bangla Betaar, Ujjibon
and Nobo Digante Bangladesh

For more information:
Faruq Faisel: 237 4216

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