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Thursday 30 December, 2004

UN asks US donors to send cash not bread/blankets

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Relief groups have some friendly advice for people who want to lend a helping hand to desperate tsunami survivors: Don't donate that old sweater or a loaf of bread. Just send cash.


"People call up and say, 'Can we send a loaf of bread?' We received donations of high heel shoes for East Timor, and that's really not going to help," said Caroline Green of aid group Oxfam International.

More here in this AlertNet article.
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Blogger neha said :

Tsunami aid in Connecticut, USA: contact Madhu Reddy at madhu@bharatus.com or +1 860 918 2921. The URL for their website is www.idrf.com. Snail mail address: India Develpment Relief Fund, 257 Paxton Way, Glastonbury, CT 06033.

Fri Dec 31, 12:02:00 am IST  
Blogger neha said :

Sorry...the URL is www.idrf.org

Fri Dec 31, 12:11:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

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Fri Dec 31, 12:24:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

* "The Hindu organizations most responsible for violence against Christians are the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council, VHP), the Bajrang Dal,and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (National Volunteer Corps, RSS). According to a former RSS member, these groups cannot be divorced from the ruling BJP party: "There is no difference between the BJP and RSS. BJP is the body. RSS is the soul, and the Bajrang Dal is the hands for beating."
[ http://www.hrw.org/press/1999/sep/christians.htm ]

* "The groups most directly involved in the violence against Muslims include the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (World Hindu Council, VHP), the Bajrang Dal, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that heads the Gujarat state government. Collectively, they are known as the sangh parivar, or family of Hindu nationalist organizations."
[ http://www.hrw.org/press/2002/04/gujarat.htm ]

As evidence of IDRF-funded RSS-indoctrination, see

In case you don't identify the two thugs on this photo, they're the same as those on http://www.rss.org

Sun Jan 09, 03:12:00 pm IST