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[20 May 2007 | 5 Comments | ]

The waves that hit several islands of the Maldives during the last few days have caused much damage to the islands making even some people homeless.
Islands in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll have been hit badly according to reports from Minivan News.
There is some debate as to whether the waves are tidal waves or storm surges.

But Mohamed Hussein Shareef (Mundhu) criticised media reports of “tidal waves,” which he said were “complete exaggerations… these are clearly storm surges not tidal waves.”
“Storm surges regularly happen in the Maldives at …

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[2 May 2007 | No Comment | ]

Minivan News reports that three French Red Cross workers were held captive in Mundoo in Laamu Atoll on Friday.
The islanders deny keeping them as hostages. The Head of the French Red Cross Delegation to the Maldives, Emmanuel Vivien, told Minivan News that previous reports in the media that Star Force attacked Mundoo after the incident were false.
Miscommunication within people of islands about the distinctive role of the international NGOs and the government in the tsunami rehabilitation and reconstruction could be a factor that leads to such incidents, according to Minivan …

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[2 May 2007 | No Comment | ]

Minivan News reports that tsunami victims who have recently moved to new homes in Laamu Atoll Gan have protested on Monday demanding a planned sewage system to be completed.
The tsunami victims from Mundoo and Kalhaidhoo moved into French Red Cross homes on Gan in March, but have been forced to defecate in the sea in the absence of a sewage system.
There are also divisions brewing between the people who are natives of Gan and those who shifted because of the tsunami. Such shifts recently made headlines in Alifu Dhaalu Atoll …