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Thursday 30 December 2004

North East Srilanka - Relief Efforts

-- From a Blog Reader ---
(North East Srilanka is not under Government Control)

Urgent Appeal for Humanitarian Assistance
8000 Dead and 500,000 Displaced in northeast of the Island of Sri Lanka


The Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation is engaged in the task of providing food, medical help, transport, temporary shelters and other urgent humanitarian assistance for the hundreds of thousands of the displaced. However, the magnitude of the humanitarian crisis that we are faced with is such that we need the urgent support of the international community and the generous and immediate support of our Tamil brothers and sisters living in many lands.



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Anonymous Anonymous said :

i'm fourteen and living in the united states. i'd love to get on a plane with a whole bunch of food, but obviously that isn't possible. What can I do?

Thu Dec 30, 10:09:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I am a 36 year old american, just donated some money to the Salvation's Army effort to provide assistance for Asia's tsunami victims. However, I'd lke to apologize to all the world for our president whos slept for 4 days without taking action on the matter. Please remember, it took him 20 minutes to react when the towers were on fire in NY, it takes him longer to react to events accross the world.

Thu Dec 30, 10:09:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

My heart goes out to all affected by the tsunami and wish we could do more to help, I do understand the tamil rebels have suffered terribly and need help, but will everything that has happened since Boxing Day stop the tamil suicide bombers and attacks on their own innocent brothers and sisters in ShriLanka. after this why not try and make peace with our neighbours.

Thu Dec 30, 10:31:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I would first like to commend all countries who have contributed to the relief efforts in Sri Lanka. We have been told that millions of dollars in medicine and clothing are being sent to help people in affected regions. The problem at this point does not seem to be the amount of help but where the help is being distributed. Already my family has heard 3 different accounts of how the military is redirecting the lorries containing aid away from highly populated Tamil areas. There is also talk of how the government is concentrating its own rescue efforts to non-Tamil areas. Batticolo, Trincomallai, Mullaithevu, are Tamil areas, fully affected by the tsunami; however, the government controlled Sri Lankan media has not broadcasted this information to the general public. These affected areas have not yet received any aid by the government. The people who live in that area are the ones who are contributing to the rescue efforts and no military personnel are to be seen. Are there any measures being taken internationally to ensure that all parts of the country are being helped equally for we must not forget that Sri Lanka is not just a country in need of help, it is also a country plagued by a civil war.

Thu Dec 30, 11:16:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Am a Tamil living in the UK, for the last two days I have been collecting cloths, money and distributing leaflets with Tamil Children living in the UK. Today we have been told to stop collecting money because the TRO has been banned in the UK.

But I promise my fellow Tamil brothers and sisters in North East, we will continue in any way possible.

"YOU HAVE LOST EVERYTHING TO THE SEA, I WILL NOT LET YOU DROWN IN YOUR TEARS"

Fri Dec 31, 12:18:00 AM IST  
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Fri Dec 31, 03:22:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

There was a note on TRO being banned in the USA which is not true. In fact, it is a registered charity:
http://www.trousa.org/donation.html

Please note that TRO has a long tradition of successfully implementing rehabilitation projects in the North East Sri Lanka. Best wishes to TRO and other NGOs in their efforts towards tsunami disaster recovery.

Fri Dec 31, 07:58:00 AM IST  
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Fri Dec 31, 04:05:00 PM IST  
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Fri Dec 31, 04:05:00 PM IST