We also know that Americans have a history of rising to meet great humanitarian challenges and of providing hope to suffering peoples. As men and women across the devastated region begin to rebuild, we offer our sustained compassion and our generosity, and our assurance that America will be there to help. The most effective way people can assist relief efforts is by making cash contributions to humanitarian organizations that are conducting relief operations.
This study looks closely at the lessons that may be drawn from the unprecedented aid effort after the Asian tsunami. It presents data gathered by local scholars in key disaster-affected countries including Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka, focusing on the goal of strengthening human security. It emphasises the need to design programmes that build resilience to disasters at the local community level.
CharityWatch announces a list of highly efficient and accountable charities involved in efforts to provide emergency relief and humanitarian assistance to the tsunami victims in Indonesia. Over people are reported dead. Additionally, more than people are missing, about 1, are injured, and an estimated 22, have been displaced in the aftermath.
Direct Relief developed a comprehensive strategy that allocated resources per country as well as per specific relief, recovery, and rehabilitation activity. Initiatives focused on 7 specific response areas: disease prevention; health-facility construction and rehabilitation; medical and technical equipment assistance; health and medical services; psycho-social services; shelter; and water and sanitation. These interconnected response areas allowed the organization to support both immediate and long-term health-care services. In the remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 34 health clinics were constructed and outfitted with supplies and equipment, replacing the facilities destroyed in the tsunami.
Road and airport damage seriously hindering efforts to get much-needed aid to quake and tsunami-hit Indonesian island. Damaged roads, bridges and airports are creating a logistical nightmare for the Indonesian government and relief agencies as they try to get vital supplies to Palu, four days after the city and its surrounding areas were devastated by an earthquake and tsunami. At least people have been confirmed dead, but officials expect that number to rise as rescuers reach towns and villages cut off since the disaster struck on Friday evening.
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The U. That sum will provide a substantial boost to the overall international aid effort to areas stricken by Sunday's tsunami. The increase in U.
Indonesia's President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has authorized the acceptance of "urgent" foreign aid for humanitarian efforts in the province of Central Sulawesi, which was hit Friday by the double disaster of an earthquake and tsunami. Foreign governments have pledged assistance and aid agencies are welcoming the decision, as people in affected areas lack adequate access to food, water, medical supplies, shelter, and fuel. Indonesian officials said Sunday there were confirmed deaths from the 7. It is feared the death toll could soar into the thousands when rescuers are able to get to remote areas.
The humanitarian response to the Indian Ocean earthquake of a magnitude of 9. On 26 Decemberthe earthquakewhich struck off the northwest coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatragenerated a tsunami that wreaked havoc along much of the rim of the Indian Ocean. Aboutpeople were killed, tens of thousands more were injured, and 1.
Local authorities and NGOs are leading the initial rescue and relief effort on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in the aftermath of earthquakes and a tsunami that have claimed hundreds of lives. Read more on IRIN. ReliefWeb has been the leading online source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters since