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Monday, 28 February, 2005

Two months after tsunami only some UN agencies have received full funding

Two months after a devastating tsunami wrought havoc on a dozen Indian Ocean countries and sparked an unprecedented outpouring of global relief aid, the United Nations reported today that while some of its agencies have received 100 per cent of their immediate flash appeal requirements, others still remain under-funded.

Overall aid pledged so far from or through governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), business and private sources totals $6.28 billion, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which has overall responsibility for supervising relief for the disaster. The deadly waves killed more than 200,000 people and left up to 5 million more in need of basic services.

As far as the UN's own Flash Appeal (PDF) for the first six months after the 26 December tsunami, governments have paid or committed themselves to pay $721 million out of the $979 million sought.

Read the Full Article at UN News Centre
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Blogger fwtes said :

It's even worse then that, my wife just returned from Sri Lanka where she was giving medical help. She is on the east coast in a Tamil village, They are not getting the help from the gov't, as being provided in non tamil area's. It reminds me of what the USA did after 9/11. We, the USA had a chance to profoundly influnce the world in helping to bring peace, when the vast majority of the worlds population was as appaualed as many in the states. We could have used the compasion to overcome terror. But instead we started a war and created more terror.
The Sri Lankan gov't had this opportunity to reach out to the Tamils and show that they cared. This would have gone along way to build peace.

Mon Feb 28, 07:21:00 am IST  
Blogger Toony_Toon said :

I've noticed that is came from a plate near it but they've placed palm trees aroung the coast of India lots of peopole have died some people were dead and they were wearing swim suits (this is not funny, this is upsetting

Tue Mar 01, 11:30:00 pm IST