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Monday, 3 January, 2005

UN Says 1.8 Million Tsunami Victims Need Food

The number of victims of the Asian tsunami needing food stands at 1.8 million and could rise further, a United Nations official said on Sunday.

More on this Reuters article.
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Blogger praisejesus said :

My sympathy and condolences go to everyone who've been affected by this tragedy.

I hope that the world will unite as one to provide adequate relief aid to South Asia. Without proper health food, sanitation, and housing, many people will eventually succomb to disease.

My prayers are with everyone. We all need healing.

God bless.

Mon Jan 03, 02:06:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

cant describe how I feel. Everything that is happening in our world i.e. manmade wars and suffering!!!! Life is so precious why do we destroy that.tsunami? didnt know the meaning of the word until this happened.Puts everything in to perspective.I weep and pray for those who lost life and for those who have to build and continue.Just so unbelievable.

Mon Jan 03, 02:26:00 AM IST  
Blogger Pravjey said :

I live in Britain and, as well as sadness and sympathy for those who lost family members and livelihoods, I feel as though I am incredibly lucky. Having worked as a journalist for an insurance magazine, I know that there is a potential epicentre in the Atlantic Ocean which would cause tsunamis on a similar scale as the one this week. Let's hope that one good thing that comes out of the carnage is a greater co-operation between all countries with regard to natural disasters (and other things as well).

Mon Jan 03, 02:42:00 AM IST  
Blogger Matt said :

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families and friends. Their lives are forever changed.

It is vital to send as much assistance as you can afford to the victims. If you visit http://www.google.com/tsunami_relief.html, you can pledge a donation to the organization of your choice. They will need food, medicine, and sanitation supplies to survive, and if they don't receive enough assistance, outbreaks of various tropical diseases and famine are eminent. Please do all you can to assist!

Bon chance

Mon Jan 03, 02:47:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Have you ever been to hear a live orchestra, a bit different to hearing classical music on a radio. Have you ever been to a Wembley Cup Final, was that loud or what and the atmosphere too. Have you ever been drag racing, did the ground ever rumble and did your heart almost stop the first time you heard a top fuel car rev its engine. Television can show you reality but you just do not experience it, there is no comparison.

If you were in the tsunami and survived, then after seeing the devastation and the injured, let alone all those dead bodies of all the people you were talking with moments before, what would you do if you had the power of political leaders.

Do you think Tony Blair remaining on holiday having a wonderful time in Egypt has produced the results, the same as if he had been a survivor on holiday in one of the stricken coastal areas.

Millions without food, water, horribly injured without any medical help and no shelter for over a week waiting amongst their own dead families. While we in Britain and Europe awash with helicopters, cranes, trucks and field hospitals, empty our pockets waiting for our leaders to authorise the military, to get the aid distribution structure out to where it is needed immediately, not in several weeks time when it is too late for the victims.

David Forward UK

Mon Jan 03, 02:52:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :



Almost 30 years ago, two young men were chosen to serve Latter Day Saint (a.k.a. Mormon) missions to Bangkok, Thailand. Little did they both know that they would develop a life long friendship and a long term relationship in helping the Thai people in many ways.

David Rockwood & Peter Willden, have been working in Thailand in many different business capacities since their missionary service in the 70’s, both are fluent in the Thai language and know how to "get things done' in Thailand. David Rockwood is the “Honorary Trade Representative for the State of Utah for Thailand”, and is a private businessman involved in import / export management and international business development; he travels between his home in Park City, Utah and his business office in Thailand monthly.

Peter Willden works with one of the largest food supplement companies in Asia, and lives with his Thai wife & family in Bangkok, Thailand.

Dave & Pete are combining their personal efforts and resources to assist Thai Tsunami Victim Families on the Andaman Coast, on a "one on one" basis... We appreciate all of the global relief agencies and their good works, but we are uniquely qualified to help those Thai families that may "fall between the cracks" of government and non-government relief agencies. This will be a long term project, helping them rebuild their homes, schools, and businesses so that they can recover from one of the largest natural disasters in the region.

How Can YOU Help? We have set up a special donation account at the local USBANK branch in Park City, Utah their telephone number is 435-647-3726, 1283 Deer Valley Dr, Park City, Utah, and the account number is: 153150856695 bank routing#: 124302150 SWIFT CODE#: USBKUS44INT

We will be reporting our progress and needs with weekly updates on this website, as technology and our remote locations will allow. We will be selecting an “advisory board” to assist in managing these funds and the allocation of these funds as time permits.

The website will be up in the next 24-48 hours, and Dave Rockwood can be reached for comments at 435-649-1065, he will be leaving for Thailand and Phuket next week, but voice messages and e-mail will reach him while on the road.

(in no way is this project associated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or the State of Utah)

Dave Rockwood

Peter Willden

(one of our best friends from Utah, Mr. Lynn Thornton, survived this ordeal in Phuket, Thailand and his story can be viewed at the following link: Head to http://kutv.dayport.com/launcher/4200/?tf=video_player.tpl to check it out.)

Dave Rockwood
Box 680365, Park City, Utah 84060 USA
tel. 435.649.1065 fax 435.649.3449

Mon Jan 03, 03:00:00 AM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

According to ROISI the small island of Malta donated more than $1.4 million from the general public to Tsunami victims.

Mon Jan 03, 03:05:00 AM IST  
Blogger Ben Padnos said :

We've set up a website that makes it even easier for people to generate funds for the tsunami relief effort. Please check out http://www.ReliefSearch.org.

Very simply, when users click on search results generated from ReliefSearch.org, the site earns revenues on a pay-per-click basis. All click revenues generated from these searches will help fund the victims of the Earthquake/Tsunami disaster. People can continue performing searches on the web as they normally would, only proceeds from their activities on ReliefSearch.org will help the cause. So, we're encouraging users to use the ReliefSearch.org search engine instead of Google or Yahoo!

Our goal is 1 million searches in the next 30 days. Anything you can do to help spread the word about ReliefSearch.org will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much for your help!

Mon Jan 03, 03:23:00 AM IST  
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