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January 26, 2005

South Asia Marks Tsunami One Month Anniversary - Remembering 447 Thousand

Survivors of the tsunami disaster are marking the grim one-month anniversary of an event that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives across the region. In addition to the 147,000 people who remain unaccounted for, nearly 300,000 people are now believed to have died when a magnitude 9.0-earthquake triggered a deadly...
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General Public Gives Majority of Red CrossTsunami Donations

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Red Cross federation, the world's biggest humanitarian group, said on Wednesday it had raised a record $1.167 billion in just 30 days for victims of the Asian tsunami, enough to fund a 10-year recovery plan. Some 85 percent came from donations by the general public, a...
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January 7, 2005

Tsunami toll rises above 165,000

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan Friday toured the devastation from Asia's tsunami as the world body took charge of the relief operation for the disaster which left over 165,000 dead. .... But the United Nations has warned that tens of thousands more dead may be as yet unaccounted for in...
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January 5, 2005

Meeting the Deeper Needs of the Soul

Changing Worldviews asks an insightful question after noting the tremendous international response in meeting the physical needs of Tsunami survivors: What of the deeper needs of the soul? Organizations, churches, and missionaries are also on the scene to help the survivors process through this violation of nature, emotionally, mentally and...
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Tsunami Death Toll Could Double Due to Hunger, Disease

The hungry scavenged for food and water and the wounded flooded hospitals in Aceh as a global relief effort yesterday struggled to help survivors of the tsunami catastrophe. Hundreds of dazed and haggard survivors roamed the streets of Banda Aceh, a city of more than 300,000 on the northern tip...
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Tsunami Cost Estimated Over $15 Billion

Singapore - The tsunami havoc could add up to an overall capital loss of US$15bn in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand, a Citigroup report said on Wednesday. But the US banking firm shared the consensus view that total economic costs will be marginal compared to the human losses....
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January 3, 2005

Tsunami Survivors at Risk of Disease and Malnutrituion

Survivors of the Tsunami disaster are dying or at great risk due to disease, malnutrition, inadequate water and the lack of medical attention. The following article captures the daunting challenge that relief workers face in their race to meet the needs of the suffering. Telegraph - Survivors of last week's...
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Aiding Tsunami Victims

With the death toll surpassing 150,000, the Tsunami in Asia is one the greatest disasters of recent history. The danger of disease and famine among survivors is significant and the rebuilding process will take years. What can be done from afar to help the Tsunami victims? First, the value of...
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January 1, 2005

Tsunami Updates - Donations Top $2 Billion

Aid pledges for Asia's tsunami victims reached two billion dollars on a tide of New Year sympathy, but the United Nations warned it would take weeks for help to reach many survivors and that the death toll would likely rise to 150,000. [more] A multinational force of aid workers, military...
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December 30, 2004

Some Predict Tsunami Death Toll Over 400,000

The death toll in Acheh, the region worst hit by last Sunday's tsunami, may exceed 400,000 as many affected areas could still not be reached for search and rescue operations, Indonesia's Ambassador to Malaysia Drs H. Rusdihardjo said Thursday. He said the estimate was based on air surveillance by Indonesian...
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Earthquake-Tsunami Catastrophe Toll at 114,000

The death toll from last weekend's earthquake-tsunami catastrophe rose to more than 114,000 on Thursday as Indonesia uncovered more and more dead from ravaged Sumatra island, where pilots dropped food to remote villages still unreachable by rescue workers. A false alarm that new killer waves were about to hit sparked...
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December 28, 2004

Tsunami Toll Above 55,000, More Relief Needed

AFP News - Logistical problems hampered a massive humanitarian relief operation along Asia's devastated shores as the death toll from a huge earthquake and killer tidal waves surged past 55,000. With the scale of the catastrophe rapidly unfolding, the confirmed number of dead in 10 countries shot up to 55,175,...
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December 26, 2004

Earthquake in Asia Kills More than 11,000 - Pray

Update (12/30): Earthquake-Tsunami Catastrophe Toll at 114,000 - over an order of magnitude higher than listed in this original message. Update (12/28): I've posted more information here about the extent of the tradgedy (55,000 are reported killed) and the needed relief. Update (12/26 14:00 pst): One of the most powerful...
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