BBC NEWS | World | Asia-Pacific | Asian disaster: How to help
Global aid organisations have launched urgent appeals for donations to help survivors of Sunday’s Indian Ocean earthquake disaster.
More than 120,000 people are confirmed killed by the waves and millions more are homeless.
Many governments and organisations – including the US, Canada, Australia, the EU and the UN – are sending aid.
The UN has warned that supplies are urgently needed to support the survivors and to try and prevent disease which, it says, could double the death toll.
The Disasters Emergency Committee – www.dec.org….uk – is an umbrella group of UK aid organisations – including Action Aid, British Red Cross and Oxfam – working to provide clean water, food and shelter to thousands. To call from the UK, dial 0870 60 60 900.
The United Nations World Food Programme – www.wfp.org… – is seeking donations to feed victims of the earthquake.
Medecins Sans Frontieres – www.msf.org… – is sending aid workers to the region, focusing on medical care for survivors and displaced people after the rescue operations.
The United Nations Children’s Fund, Unicef – www.unicef.org….uk – is working to meet the “urgent needs of hundreds of thousands of people” affected by the tsunami disaster.
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