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Wednesday, 29 December, 2004

Andaman, India Aid

SEED is trying to help the victims in Andaman and here's how to help them:

SEEDS is launching relief operations in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. We will start operation of one relief camp in Port Blair on the morning of 29 December, and another in a day. Relief distribution will include dry rations, clothing, bedding, utensils and essential commodities. Relief will be distributed in accordance with local and contextual appropriateness.

Mode of International Fund Transfer:
Account Name: SEEDS
Account Number: 52810017829
Bank: Standard Chartered Bank, M-1, South Extension Part-II, New Delhi, INDIA

Mode of National Fund Transfer:
Crossed cheque or bank draft in the name of `SEEDS’
Send to SEEDS, D-6, Panchsheel Enclave, New Delhi - 110017
Email: info@seedsindia.org Tel: (91-11) 26498371 Fax: (91-11) 26498372
Control Room: (91-11) 30994155 Cellphones: Anshu (91) 9810066976, Lakshmi (91) 9810596614

*Donors in the United States of America
Donors in the USA can transfer funds to GeoHazards International (www.geohaz.org), our partner
organisation. GHI is a 501(C)3 organisation and will offer tax exemptions on donations.

Checks be made in the name of GeoHazards International

Mark the checks `For India Tsunami Relief’

Cheks can be sent to:
GeoHazards International
200 Town and Country Village
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: (650) 614-9050
Fax: (650) 614-9051

They can also be given to any of the following contact persons in your area:

Deepak Virmani
270 Luis Munoz Marin Blvd., Apt. 11K
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: (201) 536-1116, (202) 258-3502

Prof Rajendra Singh
206 Riggs Hall
Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina29634
Phone: (864) 656-0919 Fax: (864) 656-5910

Priya Sampath
300 Three Islands Boulevard, Apt 108
Hallandale Beach
Fl 33009-2800
954 454 5370 (home)
954 559 9856 (cell)
561 306 9757 (cell #2)

John Edwards
John Edwards Architecture
535 West 110 Street, Suite 10-J
New York City, New York 10025
o: 212-531-2949

Source: IndiaSeeds (Warning: PDF Link)


VIDE which is a chapter of SEEDS is also very much involved in the relief efforts in India (particularly in Andaman). You can donate to their efforts here.
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blogger Robert said :

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Wed Dec 29, 05:46:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Watching CNN, I was astonished to observe Minister of State, India Mr Prithvirah Chavan informing official figures as of 16:00 hours IST 28/12/04 as total 90 dead in Andaman & Nicobar island (total 4400 dead) and only 1000 missing in whole of India including the Andaman Nicobar islands (he confirmed this twice to astonished CNN news presenter). If this is the level of information Home ministry is armed with, then I can imagine sitting far away (in UK), the relief operations operated under Home minister must surely be chaotic turning into disaster in several areas soon. There is indeed some reports coming out from TN districts (Cuddalore) where after 48 hours first elements of any help has not arrived despite being only 3 hours away from Chennai on a good road. Indian needs help in managing and coordinating this, my fear is, in this chaotic mode, several needy people will get too little too late although the resources and willingness to help exists for them!

Wed Dec 29, 07:14:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Robert, the figures put up by the Minister of State for health in india are the official death toll figures. This is not a 'Hollywood movie' wherein the group of maincast daredevils, manouvers and rescues the heroine and sidekicks; this is an actual life scenario with thousands perishing in mere seconds. Not even the U.S Marines would have been able to reach the andaman and Nicobar islands during the first 24 hours of this disaster; shipps tossed around like match boxes, choppers unable to take postitions !!! The Indian Federal administration swung into action almost immediately despatching troops and supplies to the tsunami hit areas. Except for the bafoonery, fool hardy and outrageious attitude of the good for nothing Tamil Nadu Cheif Minister Jayalalitha, the co-ordination would have been much much better(imagine this giantess visiting the Tsunami hit areas with around 50 Military commandos and 100 police officers for her own protection!!!!!)

Wed Dec 29, 01:51:00 PM IST  
Blogger Gobind Srivatsa said :

We were in the Andaman islands (Port Blair) until 28th December, 2004. The fact is that the government has put its entire machinary into action. i wonder why the number of persons who have died (in numbers) is so important. The fact is that as long as we are able to ensure that no epidemics break-out & the affected persons are taken care of, i guess the count of the dead bodies is just for sensationalism. The fact is that there has been extreme human tragedy & there is no disputing that fact. The Nicobaris who were progressing as a people until now, have been affected so badly that they may never recover fully from this.

Fri Dec 31, 12:31:00 PM IST