WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE - ONE BOOK AT A TIME!
One Month After Tsunami
Westport, CT (January 24, 2005) -- Nearly one month after an earthquake and tsunami killed tens of thousands of children and left hundreds of thousands homeless in one of history’s worst natural disasters, Save the Children continues to expand its efforts to assist the most severely affected children and family members in the hardest hit regions of Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India.
Save the Children has stepped up its efforts in providing life-saving food, clean water, shelter and medicine to thousands of children and families in need while also moving rapidly to reunify separated children with relatives. For instance, the agency so far has helped distribute nearly 500 tons of food and other health and relief materials to tens of thousands of tsunami survivors.
As controversy surrounds the Sri Lankan government's announcement to poison abandoned dogs, the HSI Sir Lanka Disaster Relief Team works tirelessly to help hold off the killings
Sarvodaya has pledged to take in and provide for all children aged 11 and below who have been orphaned by the tsunami disaster. In addition Sarvodaya will care for all women and girls below the age of 19. We have already begun drafting plans to build permanent housing and school facilities.
Our need at this point is for financial donations to cover the short- and long-term costs of establishing and maintaining these facilities for the most needy. Sarvodaya’s 26 existing orphanages and 326 regional centers are poised to take immediate charge of any children, regardless of ethnicity or religion. In the long term, we plan to build new permanent centers on land owned by Sarvodaya and its regional offices