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[13 Oct 2005 | 3 Comments | ]

Minister of Atolls Development of Maldives, Mr Mohamed Waheed Deen has been refused entry to an island in Laamu Atoll by angry tsunami victims, Minivan News has reported.

The Atolls Minister Mr. Mohamed Waheeddeen was met with ugly scenes at Isdhoo Ward of Isdhoo-Kalhaidhoo Island of Laamu Atoll earlier this week, when angry tsunami victims refused to allow the Minister to step foot on the island.
Witnesses told Minivan that the Atolls Minister tried to stop over at Isdhoo Ward after rain hampered his team from docking at Kalhaidhoo Ward which …

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[13 Oct 2005 | No Comment | ]

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is to provide extra food to tsunami victims in Maldives during the month of Ramazan, Minivan News has reported.

“People living in temporary shelter following the tsunami will receive extra food packages,” WFP said in a press release last week, noting it would be providing extra food to over 63,000 people.
Nina Kolbjornsen, head of Maldives WFP, said the move would enable tsunami affected families to partake properly in traditional Ramazan feasts. “Households traditionally spend more on food during Ramazan. WFP hopes that this additional …

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[9 Oct 2005 | No Comment | ]

We offer our heartfelt sympathies to the people of Pakistan and India who are coping with the aftermath of the South Asian earthquake which hit the region on Saturday. Thousands are dead and wounded from this quake, believed to be the worst to hit the region in a century.