December 30, 2004 by

Victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake


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To the 140,000+ people who lost their lives in the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake, rest in peace. To their families and friends, please accept our sincere condolences.
Millions of people now face a future filled with funerals, polluted drinking water and minimal sanitation and health services. Diseases like malaria and cholera could add to the death toll. The cost of rebuilding damaged homes and businesses will be in the billions. To help the survivors of the massive undersea earthquake that sent tsunamis into coastlines from Indonesia to Africa, consider donating time/money to these organizations:
* The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world’s largest humanitarian organization guided by seven fundamental principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
* Action Against Hunger is an international, non-governmental, non-religious organization that saves lives by combating hunger, malnutrition, physical suffering and the associated distress that endanger the lives of children, women and men in emergency situations.
* Direct Relief International is a non-profit, non-political and non-sectarian organization that provides assistance without regard to race, ethnicity, political or religious affiliation, gender or ability to pay.
* Doctors Without Borders is a private, non-profit organization that delivers emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics and natural and man-made disasters, and to others who lack health care due to social or geographical isolation.
* The International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian, non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training, relief and development programs.

3 Responses to Victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake

  1. a girl called inky

    Warm thoughts and kind well wishes to those recovering, deep sorrow and sadness to those who has passed away from this horrendous tragedy, many prayers to those still missing. I watched a lot of the coverage last night on CNN. I sat with tears freely flowing down my face. I couldn’t move from my chair. Certainly this statement comes more and more truer each day: Life is too short to not do the things you want to do. Laugh, love, pray, enjoy everything around you. Do not take anything for granted. peace to everyone, Amy in Yankton, South Dakota

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