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Saturday, 8 January, 2005

Volunteers work non-stop to prepare relief kits

For people who lost everything in the devastating tsunami that roared across the Sri Lankan coast last week, the emergency relief kits being put together by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) can not reach them soon enough. The kits, which contain cups, plates, cutlery, buckets, bowls, bed sheets, soap, clothes and sleeping mats, are being assembled in the grounds of the Bambalapitiya Hindu College opposite the ICRC delegation in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital. Legions of local volunteers, many of them students, have been helping to put the kits together, giving up their end-of-year holidays to do so.

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Anonymous Anonymous said :

There is a photo archive of the disaster with thousands of photos here at www.photoduck.com/pollyfodder

Sat Jan 08, 04:11:00 pm IST