Tsunami Asia December 2004
Tsunami before and after images provided free to GDIN per request to partners for useful information on the Tsunami crisis.
AndamanIsland_India_28Dec04.pdf (196KB .pdf)
BandaAceh_Indonesia_29Dec04.pdf (88KB .pdf)
ChennaiNorth_IN_28Dec04.pdf (328KB .pdf)
Chennai_Central_IN_28Dec04.pdf (396KB .pdf)
Chennai_India_28Dec04.pdf (236KB .pdf)
Nagappatinam_India_29Dec04.pdf (164KB .pdf)
Tranquebar_India_29Dec04.pdf (268KB .pdf)
OCHA Situation Report No. 6 (996K .pdf)
IOM Status Report on the Disaster in Aceh Province (120KB .pdf)
Tsunami Assistance Drive
For those wishing to assist in the crisis, there are any number of worthy organizations
GDIN recommends contributing to your local Red Cross chapter who will use those funds to purchase
clothing and food and medicine.
UNICEF is also a good choice, due to their focus on Children.
If you wish to contribute to GDIN to help it purchase critical disaster satellite data, send your
contribution to GDIN, 5667 Stone Road, No 410, Centreville, Va 20120, USA.
In addition, we want to highlight member NGO's of Interaction, the largest NGO umbrella body in
the United States. Many of its members are provided direct relief. Details follows.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Kirsten Hongisto, 202-667-8227 x108;
firstname.lastname@example.org December 27, 2004
- Action Against Hunger 247 West 37th Street New York, NY 10018 212-967-7800
www.actionagainsthunger.org ADRA International Asia Quake Fund 12501 Old Columbia Pike Silver
Spring, MD 20904 800-424-ADRA (2372) www.adra.org Air Serv International 6583 Merchant Place, Suite
100 Warrenton, VA 20187 www.airserv.org American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. JDC-South
Asia Tsunami Relief P.O. Box 321 847A Second Avenue New York, New York 10017 212-885-0832
www.jdc.org American Jewish World Service 45 W. 36th St., 10th Fl. New York, NY 10018 212-736-2597
www.ajws.org AmeriCares 88 Hamilton Ave Stamford, CT 06902 800-486-4357 www.americares.org Baptist
World Aid Asia Tidal Waves 405 North Washington Street Falls Church, VA 22046 703 790 8980
- B'nai B'rith International B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief Fund 2020 K. Street
NW 7th Floor Washington, DC 20006 212-490-3290 www.bnaibrith.org
- Brother's Brother Foundation
1200 Galveston Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15233 412-321-3160 www.brothersbrother.org CARE 151 Ellis Street
NE Atlanta, GA 30303 800-521-CARE www.care.org Catholic Relief Services 209 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 800-HELP-CRS www.catholicrelief.org Christian Children's Fund Child Alert Fund
PO Box 26484 Richmond, Virginia - 23261-6484 800-776-6767 www.ChristianChildrensFund.org
- Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) South Asia Earthquake 2850 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49560 800-55-CRWRC www.crwrc.org Church World Service PO Box 968 Elkhart, IN 46515
800-297-1516 www.churchworldservice.org Direct Relief International 27 South La Patera Lane Santa
Barbara, CA 93117 805-964-4767 www.directrelief.org Food for the Hungry, Inc. Food for the Hungry
Asia Quake Relief 1224 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034 800-2-HUNGERS www.fh.org
- International Aid 17011 W. Hickory Spring Lake, MI 49456 800-968-7490 www.internationalaid.org
- International Medical Corps Tsunami Emergency Response 1919 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 300 Santa
Monica, CA 90404-1950 800-481-4462 www.imcworldwide.org
- International Relief Teams Asia
Earthquake/Floods 3547 Camino Del Rio South, Suite C San Diego, CA 92108 619-284-7979
www.IRTeams.org International Rescue Committee PO Box 5058 Hagerstown, MD 21741-9874 877-REFUGEE or
733-8433 www.theIRC.org Latter-Day Saint Charities Welfare Services Emergency Response 50 East North
Temple Street, Room 701 Salt Lake City, Utah, 84150-6800 801-240-3544 email@example.com
- Lutheran World Relief South Asia Tsunami 700 Light Street Baltimore, MD 21230 410-230-2700
www.lwr.org MAP International P.O. Box 215000 Brunswick, GA 31521 800-225-8550
Corps Southeast Asia Earthquake Dept. W PO Box 2669 Portland, OR 97208-2669 800-852-2100
www.mercycorps.org Operation USA 8320 Melrose Ave. #200 Los Angeles, CA 90069 800-678-8876
www.opusa.org Oxfam America Asian Earthquake Fund PO Box 1211 Albert Lea, MN 56007-1211 800-77-OXFAM
www.oxfamamerica.org Plan USA Asia Disaster 155 Plan Way Warwick, RI 02886 800-556-7918
- Project Concern International Asia Tsunamis Press List 5151 Murphy Canyon Road
Suite 320 San Diego, CA 92123 858-279-9690 www.projectconcern.org
- Project HOPE Asia Tsunami
Response 255 Carter Hall Lane Millwood, VA 22646 800-544-4673 www.projecthope.org
(Salvation Army World Service Office) South Asia Relief Fund 615 Slaters Lane Alexandria, VA, 22313
800-SALV-ARMY Save the Children USA 54 Wilton Road Westport, CT 06880 1-800-728-3843
www.savethechildren.org Stop Hunger Now SE Asia crisis 2501 Clark Ave, Suite 200 Raleigh, NC 27607
www.stophungernow.org US Fund for UNICEF General Emergency Fund 333 E. 38th Street New
York, NY 10016 800-4-UNICEF
www.unicefusa.org World Concern Asia Earthquake and Tsunami 19303
Fremont Avenue North Seattle, WA 98133 800-755-5022
- World Emergency Relief
2270-D Camino Vida Roble Carlsbad, CA 92009 760-930-8001
www.worldemergencyrelief.org World Vision
P.O. Box 70288 Tacoma, WA 98481-0288 800-56-CHILD
- Action Against Hunger (Dec
27, 04) Action Against Hunger has responded to the earthquake and aftershocks in south Asia by
providing immediate assistance to the tsunami victims of Sri Lanka in Batticaloa, Trincomalee, and
Jaffna. This includes construction of temporary latrines, trucking in water, and transportation of
bodies to hospitals for identification. Assessments of need are under way in Indonesia and Burma,
and more staff will arrive in the next few days to assist with relief efforts in the region. A
shipment of additional emergency water and sanitation materials (water tanks, pumps and treatment
supplies) will arrive in Sri Lanka within 24 hours.
- ADRA International (Dec 27, 04) ADRA's
initial response has been working with one of the main hospitals in Phuket, Thailand. The situation
is also being assessed in all affected countries and additional responses will be coordinated with
other NGO's to prevent duplication of services and maximize resources. Donations for this reponse
are being accepted under the Asia Quake Fund.
- Air Serv Interational (Dec 27, 04) Air Serv has
affiliates in the area around Indonesia.
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. (Dec
27, 04) American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee will work with partners on the ground to
provide emergency supplies to victims of the tsunamis in South Asia.
- American Jewish World
Service (Dec 27, 04) For several years, AJWS has partnered with 22 non-governmental, community-based
organizations in the region on sustainable community development projects. AJWS is working with
these local groups to assess needs and provide emergency relief Ð food, water, shelter and medicine
Ð and long-term development support.
- AmeriCares (Dec 27, 04) In response to the earthquake and
tsunamis that have devastated South Asia, AmeriCares is mobilizing a major airlift to Sri Lanka and
planning additional relief shipments to other affected countries including Indonesia, India, and
Thailand. The emergency airlift to Sri Lanka will deliver critically needed medicines and medical
supplies, personal hygiene items, and water purification treatments to provide four million liters
of clean drinking water to the affected areas.
- Baptist World Aid (Dec 27, 04) Baptist World Aid
is receiving donations of money, preferably by check, to channel to Baptist and other Christian
groups in the effected countries. Many of these agencies are already offering immediate relief to
those suffering from these tsunamis. Teams of Disaster relief workers, and Search and rescue teams
are on stand by.
- B'Nai B'Rith International (Dec 27, 04) B'nai B'rith International will open
its Disaster Relief Fund to assist with the relief effort for victims of the earthquake and tsunami
victims in South Asia who have been killed or left homeless. Contributions can be made payable to
B'nai B'rith Disaster Relief and sent to B'nai B'rith International, 2020 K. Street, NW, Seventh
Floor, Washington, DC 20006 or via a secure served at www.bnaibrith.org.
- Brother's Brother
Foundation (Dec 27, 04) BBF, working with Operation USA, Sri Venkateswara Temple(Pittsburgh, PA)and
others, will be offering to provide requested medications such as pediatric and adult antibiotics
and drugs for malaria to those in need in India and SriLanka. BBF is requesting additional medical
donations. BBF will accept medical gifts-in-kind.
- CARE (Dec 27, 04) CARE is responding in India,
Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Thailand, mainly through the distribution of critical supplies.
- Catholic Relief Services (CRS) (Dec 27, 04) In one of the largest initial responses for
emergency assistance in South and Southeast Asia, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has committed at
least $500,000 to provide shelter and immediate healthcare needs to thousands devastated by a
massive earthquake and tsunamis that hit the Bay of Bengal December 26. CRS and local partners
immediately mobilized to the hardest hit areas of India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia. CRS
response is expected to climb into the millions in order to meet emergency needs and for the
subsequent rebuilding and rehabilitation of the region.
- Christian Children's Fund (CCF) (Dec 27,
04) CCF is providing assistance in Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia, where emergency teams are on the
ground. CCF is distributing blankets, utensils, and food. In addition, CCF will be assessing the
special needs of children and will provide additional interventions. More detailed information can
be found at: www.christianchildrensfund.org/donate/default.aspx?id=523
- Christian Reformed World
Relief Committee (CRWRC) (Dec 27, 04) CRWRC has released $30,000 to purchase and distribute
emergency food, water, and other supplies in Northern Sumatra (Indonesia), Sri Lanka, and coastal
India. This response, and any additional future programming, will be carried out through CRWRC's
local partners Eficor (India), the Southernpart Sumatra Christian Church (Indonesia), and the Dutch
Reformed Church of Sri Lanka.
- Church World Service (CWS) (Dec 27, 04) Church World Service (CWS)
is undertaking a regional response to this emergency. Initially, Church World Service is responding
with efforts in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India. A team of Church World Service staff members in
Indonesia will be assessing the affected province of Aceh and CWS expects to provide material
assistance to disaster survivors there. In Sri Lanka, Church World Service is planning to deploy an
emergency assistance team from its regional office in Pakistan/Afghanistan and will be supporting
efforts by the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL). In India, CWS supporting efforts by
Church's Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA), a long-time CWS partner, which is deploying two
assessment teams to travel to the affected coastal areas.
- Direct Relief International (Dec 27,
04) Since 1948, Direct Relief International has worked to improve the quality of life for people in
need. We focus on health by providing essential material resources to locally run health programs in
poor areas around the world and during times of disaster. More detailed information can be found at:
- Food for the Hungry (Dec 27,
04) Food for the Hungry is providing food, blankets, clothing & shelter as a first priority to Asia
quake victims. Substantial relief will follow. To donate online: www.fh.org/main_donate To donate
via phone: 1-800-2-HUNGERS. More details how FH is responding: www.fh.org//12-27-04asiaquakekills20k
- International Aid (Dec 27, 04)
International Aid is seeking financial support to ship medical and other relief supplies to help
victims of Sunday's 9.0 magnitude earthquake. Based in Michigan, the health focused Christian relief
and develpment organization is responding with emergency and sustainable health care clinics for
populations of 10,000. The agency has multiple clinics that can be shipped on very short notice.
- International Medical Corps (IMC) (Dec 27, 04) International Medical Corps (IMC) is responding
to the emergency health needs in Aceh, Indonesia. IMC is conducting an emergency assessment and
preparing for the possible airlift of supplies to the region. IMC is coordinating its Indonesia
relief operations with national and international disaster authorities.
- International Relief
Teams (IRT) (Dec 27, 04) IRT is accepting funds to help send desperately needed emergency medicines
and supplies, and possibly emergency medical teams, to where they are most needed among the
countries and communities most severely affected by the recent earthquake in Indonesia and
subsequent flooding in neighboring countries.
- International Rescue Committee (IRC) (Dec 27, 04)
The International Rescue Committee has been operating relief programs in Northern Sumatra Provence
of Aceh since 2001. In response to the recent tsunami, IRC's staff will respond with emergency water
& sanitation interventions to prevent the spread of water-born diseases and provide emergency
supplies and materials to people most affected by the crisis.
- Latter-Day Saint Charities (Dec
27, 04) Latter-day Saint Charities is providing medical and other emergency relief supplies. An
assessment team is traveling to the affected countries.
- Lutheran World Relief (Dec 27, 04)
Lutheran World Relief has released $20,000 to local partners for initial and immediate relief from
the tsunamis. Funds will be used to provide up to 50,000 people with clean water and food in
southern India; we are accepting funds via our "South Asia Tsunami" fund at www.lwr.org.
International (Dec 27, 04) MAP International staff have begun preparing a shipment of medicines and
medical supplies for the communities devasted by the tsunami on Sunday. Initial medical relief will
target areas affected in Sri Lanka and Southern India. More information about MAP's response is
available on the MAP web page: www.map.org
- Mercy Corps (Dec 27, 04) Mercy Corps has deployed
several humanitarian aid workers from its Indonesia and Sumatra field offices Ð in addition to a
U.S.-based Global Emergency Operations team member Ð to visit the devastated areas and assess
emergency assistance needs.
- Operation USA (Dec 27, 04) Operation USA is providing funds and
emergency supplies to program partners in Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.
- Oxfam America (Dec 27,
04) Oxfam is working with its local partners in India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka to distribute food,
water, plastic sheeting and other relief supplies.
- Plan USA (Dec 27, 04) Plan USA is accepting
funds for disaster relief efforts in devastated areas of India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Indonesia.
- Project Concern International (PCI) (Dec 27, 04) PCI is in a unique situation to respond to the
needs of villages in some of the hardest hit areas around Chennai in Tamil Nadu since local staff
are there, their families are well-known locally, and PCI has an operational presence in Tamil Nadu
about 300 kilometers away. PCI will work closely with its local staff and other development and
relief agencies to assess the situation (both needs and resources), as well as to coordinate on a
response to the most pressing needs.
- Project HOPE (Dec 27, 04) Project HOPE will be responding
to the disaster in south Asia with appropriate medical humanitarian assistance -- initially in
Thailand, possibly in other affected countries, as need and resource and logistic questions are
answered. We are seeking cash contributions from to support the shipments of medicines and medical
supplies. Medical products accepted from the manufacturers as gifts-in-kind.
- SAWSO (Salvation
Army World Service Office) (Dec 27, 04) Salvation Army personnel are based in many of the devastated
areas and from the outset Salvation Army teams have been in the forefront of offering aid and relief
to the people caught up in this unexpected tragedy. Salvation Army volunteers have been feeding over
1,200 people in the Kanyakumari and Muttom areas and many Army facilities are being used to provide
feeding sites and emergency shelter throughout the region. Teams of local Salvation Army assessment
personnel have been dispatched to assist the government and other agencies in their efforts to
determine what the most pressing needs of the affected communities are. Save the Children USA (Dec
27, 04) Save the Children, which has been operating programs in areas hardest hit by the tidal waves
for 30 years, is moving quickly to meet the basic needs of children and their families in Indonesia,
Sri Lanka and India. Stop Hunger Now (SHN) (Dec 27, 04) SHN will be working to channel aid to
several partner organizations throughout the hardest hit regions. As an immediate response, funds
will be wired as they are received. If requested by implementing partners, SHN will also coordinate
shipping emergency food and needed relief commodities.
- U.S. Fund for UNICEF (Dec 27, 04) UNICEF
is responding wherever help is needed by providing immediate relief and delivering emergency
supplies. To help support UNICEF's emergency relief efforts, please visit www.unicefusa.org or call
800-4UNICEF and please specify Southeast Asia Earthquake Relief.
- World Concern (Dec 27, 04)
World Concern will provide emergency shelter, food, water and sanitation to Tsunami victims in
southern Thailand and Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka we are working through local government agencies and
churches, and providing medical support.
- World Emergency Relief (Dec 27, 04) Cash and emergency
commodities are being sent to Sri Lanka and Thailand. Commodities include food, new clothing and
basic medical supplies. Our assessment team will secure delivery pipelines by New Year's Day.
Gifts-in-Kind currently being accepted are: bulk food, over-the-counter medications, new clothing.
ALL must be program appropriate for stricken region.
- World Vision (Dec 27, 04) World Vision is
currently has assessment teams in Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia out in the field. We has already
started doing relief distributions of food and non-food items in Sri Lanka and India. World Vision
expects to increase the scope of their intervention once the teams have reported back.