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UN sends team of experts to Bangladesh to help clean up Sunderbans oil spill

Dec 18, 2014    

Dhaka: The United Nations on Thursday said it has sent a team of international experts to Bangladesh to help clean up the world's largest mangrove forest, more than a week after it was hit by a huge oil spill.Thousands of litres of oil have spilt into the protected Sunderbans mangrove area, home to rare Irrawaddy and Ganges dolphins, after a tanker collided with another vessel last Tuesday.A team from the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) has arrived in the capital Dhaka to support Bangladesh's "cleanup efforts of the oil spill in the Sunderbans", a statemen...

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