May 17 2013
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This commentary appeared in Christian Science Monitor on May 16, 2013.
Fairly or not, Bangladesh seems to make international news only at moments of tragedy.
Much of the misery that afflicts this teeming South Asian nation has been beyond human control. Since 1980, nearly 200,000 people have been killed in natural disasters, and more than 10 million Bangladeshis are affected by such events on average each year. Tropical Storm Mahasen hit coastal areas earlier today, killing 12 people, destroying thousands of homes, and forcing as many as a million people to flee the area....
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