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Please, please, give what you can no matter how little you can afford.

Listed below are organisations to which you can donate -- materials, money, knowledge -- online or by telephone. More links will be added. Feel free to add to this, I will consolidate your information as timely as possible.


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Information on selecting a Charity:
http://www.cidi.org/incident/tsunami/

List of ALL organisations that have launched relief efforts:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4131881.stm
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.aidsites/

Donating using PayPal to UNICEF's Tsunami Relief
http://donations.paypal.com/


Indonesia

Donations to Indonesia, the worst-hit country


Australia

CARE Australia website
http://www.careaustralia.org.au Tel ++ 1800 020 046.


U.K.

The Disasters Emergency Commitee, acting as an umbrella group for
the various British aid agencies, has set up a donation line.
0870 60 60 900

Oxfam
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/what_you_ca...iaquake1204.htm

British Redcross
http://www.redcross.org.uk/news_subsection.asp?id=40238

Disasters Emergency Committee
http://dec.org.uk/

If you're in the UK and wish to organise a fund raising event
http://www.dec.org.uk/index.cfm/ass...dex.html#events


U.S.A

United Methodist Church
http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor/

List of other US agencies that are currently accepting donations
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/asiapcf/12/28/tsunami.aidsites/

Thank you for your time. :)
 

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I urge people to do what they can for these people. Alot of people think it doesn't affect them so it doesn't matter if they donate or not. Even if you don't donate show some support because this affects all of humankind. We are all brothes and sisters, and we are the leaves of one branch. I lost 20 relatives in the Tsunami and I think people should know many beings around the whole world have been affected.

The Earth is but one Country, and Mankind it's citizens.
 

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i reaslied everysingle fcking country in the world bar australia is tight sht, please tell me how much money your country has donated?? i find it quite appalling really.

australia PUBLIC donated = 50 million
australia is giving 1 billion. its quite weird we're giving so much considering asian countries like indonesia hates our guts like sht.
 

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Guts don't matter. Its about humanity. Helping is the greatest bond of human kind. I don't care who hates who.
 

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If you live in Singapore, there are so many ways, some of which are VERY convenient - for you to donate.

Go here for the full list.

Various ways to donate

I just finished the fundraising drive in my company. The collected amount is very disappointing :( I'd like to think that it's more of because people already donate elsewhere and not because they're that lazy that even with donation box in the office itself they still find it too much of an effort to make!

Most places in Singapore that I know of no longer accept donations in-kind - just money from this point on. I know there are logistic problems with supplies, but I still find it a better way to donate for the short term more than money when your country is close to the affected countries.
 

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26 January 2005

It has been a long month since Asia was hit by earthquakes and tsunami. Do we still remember these tragic events? Please don't forget people are still suffering :(



TSUNAMI DEATH TOLL (As of 26 January 2005)

Indonesia: at least 95,000 dead; 133,000 missing, presumed dead
Sri Lanka: 31,000 dead; 5,637 missing
India (inc. Andaman and Nicobar islands): 10,744 dead; 5,640 missing
Thailand: 5,384 dead; 3,130 missing
Somalia: approx. 150 dead
Maldives: 82 dead; 26 missing
Malaysia: 68 dead
Burma: 59 dead (government figure)
Tanzania: 10 dead
Bangladesh: 2 dead
Kenya: 1 dead
Seychelles: 1 dead


Tsunami impact felt one month on
By Becky Branford - BBC News 25 January 2005

Source:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4205335.stm

Exactly a month after the tsunami struck shores around the rim of the Indian Ocean, huge challenges remain for survivors, governments and aid agencies in the region.

The known death toll in the dozen countries affected, which stretch from Malaysia to Tanzania, is now 142,000, with an additional 147,000 people missing, many presumed dead.

But the disaster spread even beyond these borders, with nationals from more than 50 other nations lost.

Millions of people have been displaced; hundreds of thousands more have lost their livelihoods.

The death toll continues to rise in Indonesia where more than 220,000 are now confirmed dead or missing, and 1,000 bodies a day are still being collected on the ground in the province of Aceh, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

It is the only country where the UN says the aid response is still in the initial emergency and recovery phase.

Secondary phase

The shift toward a secondary phase of reconstruction is beginning elsewhere.

Sri Lanka and India have recorded 550,000 and 140,000 homeless people respectively.

In the former, some 400,000 people are housed in temples and schools - meaning homes must be found before the semblance of a normal life can return for the majority.

Here and in Aceh province, tensions from decades-long conflicts must be held in check so the clean-up can progress.

In parts of southern India, the aid agency Oxfam says there is a "significant problem" in co-ordinating aid operations between a jumble of different agencies.

Thailand has struggled to identify its dead citizens and foreign tourists: only 700 Thai and 200 foreign victims are reported to have been identified by name out of more than 5,300 confirmed dead. A further 3,130 people remain missing.

No 'second wave'

But the UN says a swift international response has helped avert a "second wave of death".

Feared outbreaks of waterborne diseases among survivors in makeshift camps have not come to pass, the ICRC told the BBC News website.

The World Food Programme says it is now feeding 1.1 million people and the UN's children's agency, Unicef, has conducted wide-reaching vaccination campaigns.

The UN now says $5.3bn has been pledged by foreign governments in aid - though this can be disbursed as governments choose, and the UN has criticised nations in the past for failing to honour pledges.

However, of a "flash appeal" for $977m (£522m) requested by the UN for immediate emergency operations, $775m has been received, the UN's Office for Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) told the BBC News website.

Contributions have also poured in from the public in nations around the world and the Paris Club of rich creditor nations has offered to freeze debt repayments by countries hit.

The tsunami's long-term impact on tourism, estimated to earn the region some $30bn a year, has yet to become clear but in its immediate aftermath hotel occupancy in the Maldives, for example, fell from 100% to between 20% and 40%.

In a region already suffering high rates of poverty, the tsunami's impact could serve to push another two million people into poverty, the Asian Development Bank cautions.

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan says reconstruction will take decades.

Half a million Acehnese alone are at risk of developing long-term mental disorders including depression, the WHO cautions. For those who lost everything, the scars may never disappear.
 
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