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The approach of winter in Bangladesh has intensified the race against time to provide blankets, food and shelter to thousands of people left destitute by Cyclone Sidr, says a leading Bangladeshi aid worker.
The general secretary of the United Nations has joined leading religious and secular aid agencies in calling for an upsurge in giving by governments and private donors to the victims of the 8 October Kashmiri earthquake, which has killed around 80,000 people and displaced millions more.
The international Action of Churches Together (ACT) alliance of relief and development organisations is continuing to respond to the growing famine in Niger - while in the UK a collective Disasters Emergency Committee appeal has been launched