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Thursday 6 January 2005

Australia becomes largest tsunami relief donor

Australia became the largest donor to the tsunami relief effort Wednesday, committing $764 million in loans and grants to help Indonesia recover from the disaster.

Australian Prime Minister John Howard announced the increased aid package while visiting the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. Australia previously announced a $47 million aid package, but it was unclear whether the $47 million was included in the new package or whether it was separate.

“This is a historic step in Indonesian-Australian relations in the wake of this terrible natural disaster,” Howard said.

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Anonymous Anonymous said :

It is nice to hear that countries other than the US help with disasters like this.

Thu Jan 06, 12:46:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

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Thu Jan 06, 12:47:00 AM IST  
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Thu Jan 06, 12:54:00 AM IST  
Blogger pcash said :

We all are aware of the havoc created by Tsunami in coastal regions of South Asia spilling over to southern and Island states of our country. Thousands of families have been disaster struck, many swept away by tidal waves and untraceable, the survivors battling for life and survival while being completely awestricken and completely defenseless.
While we can not replace what they have lost but we can certainly make our small human endeavor by attending to their most urgent and pressing immediate need and contribute our might to collectively help bring down the miseries.
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We are creating a Nodal Coordination Agency, yes, we already have a database of ngos. All the NGOs in the world that want to volunteer during such times can register with us.The need to coordinate efforts is the most important FACTOR. Thats why we are planning to organise a get together of all the volunteers at different dates and different locations in INDIA, SRI LANKA, THAILAND and INDONESIA.The proposed get togethers at a location will help in proper coordination and formation of teams to implement rescue n recovery operations startegically.
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Informing us all your available dates........location of interest........and your field(if any)

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Thu Jan 06, 01:14:00 AM IST