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Old 12-27-2004, 08:34 AM   #46
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This is so horrible. Let's all do what we can to help. At least send up a prayer. Good post nb.

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Old 12-27-2004, 08:43 AM   #47
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Its so weird, here in the states you turn on the news and see 22,000 people dead and it gets 2 mins of coverage. Scott Peterson kills one person and we get to see it for 2 years.
Its just strange.

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Old 12-27-2004, 08:43 AM   #48
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thanks nb for those links. i'm going to talk to my dad and the youth minister at my church and get people to contribute whatever they can for this crisis.
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Old 12-27-2004, 08:51 AM   #49
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Old 12-27-2004, 09:16 AM   #50
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I've just watched the news and they said that the death toll is now at 23,000 and thousands are missing.

You just don't have words for something like this. In the news they told about a young Finnish boy (now on his way back to Finland) who had lost his whole family and didn't even have shoes on. So he has basically lost everything. One story like this made me cry and knowing that thousands and thousands of similar stories will be just breks my heart and makes me feel absolutely helpless.

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Old 12-27-2004, 09:20 AM   #51
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Doug, thank you so very much for your post. I will be donating via the Internet today.
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Old 12-27-2004, 09:46 AM   #53
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I have been out of town over the weekend, celebrating Christmas in a tiny village with another Peace Corps friend. This is indeed very shocking and saddenning news. I grew up in Indonesia but fortunately, everyone I know lives in the center of the country, where it appears to have been alright. Still, very sad and I hope that the survivors and refugees are able to rebuild their lives.
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Old 12-27-2004, 10:14 AM   #54
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This is terrible. Let's be thankful the earthquake itself was underwater. In that part of the world, if the earthquake had been on land they'd be dealing with more than just tidal waves and the death toll might be ten times what it is. Not to minimize what it is, though.

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Old 12-27-2004, 12:07 PM   #55
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I am glad to know that all those who you know and care about are ok Sula.
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Old 12-27-2004, 12:16 PM   #56
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Thank god that those of you who live in that area or have family in that area are all alive and well. Thanks for notifiying us.

Originally posted by Ava79
In the news they told about a young Finnish boy (now on his way back to Finland) who had lost his whole family and didn't even have shoes on. So he has basically lost everything.
Oh, god... . May he have a safe trip back to Finland-hopefully he'll have somebody there who can take care of him. *Wants to adopt him*

I saw footage of this on the Weather Channel last night. Geez...all that water (they said some of the waves were 20 feet high)...that's just insane.

As soon as my parents get home from work, I should talk to them, see if there's anything we can do to help these people, 'cause they sure as hell deserve all the help they can get.

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Children may account for one-third of tsunami victims: UN warns

COLOGNE, Germany (DPA): Children in fishing villages may account for one-third of all victims of the killer tsunamis in southern Asia, the UNICEF office in Germany warned on Monday.

The spokesman said UNICEF country offices circling the Indian Ocean are assessing damage from the Sumatra earthquake that touched off a series of tsunamis, killing thousands of people and leaving hundreds of thousands of children and their families in jeopardy.

UNICEF offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Maldives, India, and Sri Lanka are working with national and local governments and other UN agencies to assess the damage and mobilize immediate relief.

"The power of this earthquake, and its huge geographical reach, are just staggering," said UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said in a statement.

"Hundreds of thousands of children in coastal communities in six countries may be in serious jeopardy," she said.

"We're supporting governments in their damage assessments, and we're prepared to respond wherever help is needed."

All UNICEF offices in the region have been mobilized to support relief efforts.

Emergency supplies are on standby at the UNICEF global supply hub in Copenhagen and relief flights can be launched at any hour. (***)
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Old 12-27-2004, 02:12 PM   #58
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And also working in the area is Oxfam

(and then click on Oxfam sites for a country specific site)

Conflict of Interest: Please note I have previously been in the employment of Oxfam and am biased.
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Old 12-27-2004, 03:35 PM   #59
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Noticed this on the site (from Adam):

What are your own plans for Christmas and the New Year ?

Myself and my girlfriend are going to Malaysia to chill out and find some quality time …it will be good to be together as there will be a lot of running around next year.

Hopefully he's okay.
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Old 12-27-2004, 03:40 PM   #60
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The goss is Adam was in east Malaysia and the waves hit west Malaysia, people swimming at 8:00am.

There are no reported Irish dead. I wouldnt fret.

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