The George Harrison Fund for UNICEF today announced a donation of $450,000 for relief and recovery efforts for the victims of Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh.
George Harrison had a long association with Bangladesh and UNICEF. He will always be remembered by Bangladeshis for the landmark benefit concert held on August 1st 1971 for Bangladesh refugees.
In 2005, Mrs. Harrison launched the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF in her late husband's name with an initial donation of $1 million. It specifically targets UNICEF programs in Bangladesh but also provides lifesaving assistance to children suffering from civil conflict, natural disasters and poverty elsewhere.
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