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Community Radio Mattoli 90.4 takes on flood relief activities in Kerala

The district of Wayanad in the State of Kerala in India witnessed the worst ever natural disaster in recent decades when torrential rains accompanied by strong winds virtually devastated a vast region, mainly the taluks of Mananthavady and Vythiri. The region is still on high alert with about 27167 (as per the official list on 18th of August 2018) people continuing to stay in relief camps in the most miserable of conditions. Many have lost their belongings and in several cases their houses. The fragile nature of the soil in these areas have resulted in some places becoming totally uninhabitable.…

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Five Community Radio Started Flood Broadcasting in Northern Part of Bangladesh

Due to the ongoing terrible flood, millions of people in northern part of Bangladesh fall in an adverse situation. Flood protection embankments flash away daily, new areas down, destroying crops and the sufferings of the people with their livestock reaches in an extreme misery condition in line with the flood situation worsened further as the onrush of water from upstream was continuing, affecting around six lakh people in 20 districts, said Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) of Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR), Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. Five community radio stations have started flood Broadcasting…

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Bangladesh CR stations played key role in addressing cyclone Komen

Note: Cyclone Komen underscored the importance of community radio in reckoning with disaster. Even before the cyclone struck the country, seven community radio stations ensured that timely information reached local communities as discussed in the following story. Seven Community Radio Stations that operate in coastal region of Bangladesh continuously broadcast 65 hours of programmes to address cyclone `Komen’ in line with Standing Orders on Disaster (SOD) of Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. The activities were initiated about a week prior to Komen’s onslaught. Click here to read more. Source: CR News