Home » Archive

Articles Archive for September 2005

aid »

[12 Sep 2005 | No Comment | ]

UNICEF is to distribute portable kits to check drinking water quality in the Maldives, Minivan News has reported.
Speaking to Minivan News earlier today, Unicef’s water and sanitation expert, Dan Martin, said water quality problems remain a concern in the Maldives, particularly since the Tsunami struck.
“The initial impact of the Tsunami was to damage the traditional rainwater-harvesting tanks people use to collect water” he said. Freshwater available underground was also made unfit to drink because of the intrusion of salty seawater during the Tsunami, although concerns about the quality of …

natural disaster »

[2 Sep 2005 | No Comment | ]

Our heartfelt sympathies are with the people of the United States as they go through the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. This is just another example of how vulnerable the human population is, in the face of large-scale natural disasters. The former US Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton have contributed significantly to the relief efforts after the tsunami, and both visited Maldives as part of the United Nations relief and reconstruction efforts. Our condolences are with the families of the victims of the hurricane and we wish the United States …