Important Historical Events
Asia Tsunami Relief Effort - How You Can Help
Listed below by Country, the following non-profit organizations are among those collecting donations to help survivors of the Asia tsunami:
(or donate through your local Red Cross office)
Save the Children Canada
1-800-668-5036 or 416-221-5501
4141 Yonge Street, Suite 300
Toronto, Ont., M2P 2A8
2200 Yonge St., Suite 1100
Toronto, Ont. M4S 2C6
Asian Earthquake/Floods Relief, Oxfam Canada
200-215 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Ont. M5T 2C7
World Vision Canada
Médecins Sans Frontières
Foster Parents Plan
Canadian Relief Organization for Peace in Sri Lanka
Indonesian Embassy in Ottawa
Tsunami relief fund
Canadian Tamil Congress
Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace
Christian Children’s Fund
Mennonite Central Committee
Donation line: 1-800-725-2769
SOS Children's Villages
Unitarian Service Committee Canada
ACT: Action by Churches Together
Donations can be made through local member churches
Canadian Lutheran World Relief
Hope International Development Agency
The United Church of Canada
Canadian Food for the Hungry International
Human Concern International (HCI)
1-800-587-6424 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.
The UN refugee agency, UNHCR - www.unhcr.ch - which has been helping victims of conflicts in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, is delivering relief supplies to tsunami survivors in both countries.
Save the Children - www.savethechildren.org.uk providing for temporary shelter, tents to run children's services from and essentials such as clothing and cooking utensils.
Anti-poverty organisation Care International - www.care.org - providing food for thousands of affected people in Sri Lanka.
Cafod, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development - www.cafod.org.uk - is working with partners across Asia to provide shelter, food aid and medical assistance.
The Red Cross, with its sister charity the Red Crescent, is supplying blankets, cooking utensils and other crucial goods. It has had to set up a new site - www.ifrc.org - because of the unprecedented demand from people wanting to make donations.
The Hindu Forum Disaster Relief Task Force - www.hinduforum.org - comprises 50 organisations and is raising money, clothes and medicines. Donations can be made online or by calling the ISKCON Disaster Appeal on 01923 856848 or Sewa International on 0116 261 0303.
Christian Aid - www.christianaid.org.uk - allocated funds to help the victims of this disaster.
Christian charity Tearfund - www.tearfund.org - and its partners in Sri Lanka and India are helping devastated fishing communities and coastal villages get back on their feet.
Islamic Relief - www.islamic-relief.com - launched an appeal to provide medical supplies, tents and sanitation facilities for those affected.
The Islamic Aid Emergency Relief Fund - www.islamicaid.org.uk - aims to provide immediate relief and long-term support to people in the affected areas.
Another Islamic charity, Muslim Hands - www.muslimhands.org - collecting money and sending volunteers to help in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Medair - www.medair.org - is providing emergency support to agencies with a long-term presence in Sri Lanka.
Handicap International - www.handicap-international.org.uk- helping displaced people, disabled people and vulnerable groups such as pregnant women, elderly people and children.
World Vision - www.worldvision.org.uk - has also launched an appeal and has already delivered relief goods to thousands.
Concern - www.concern.net - is working with local partners to meet the needs of families in the devastated coastal villages of Tamil Nadu, the worst-affected state in India.
The International Rescue Committee - www.theirc.org - is providing emergency supplies and materials to "people most affected by the crisis".
The Salvation Army - www.salvationarmy.org.uk has local teams working in a number of affected areas and is sending a team from its international headquarters on Wednesday evening.
Muslim Aid - www.muslimaid.org - donations for purchase of food, clothing and medicine in the region.
Action Aid - www.actionaid.org - is the biggest charity working in south India. Relief work on the coast of Tamil Nadu. It is working on providing medical assistance and sanitation.
Oxfam - www.oxfam.org - is active in Indonesia, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sri Lanka and India. Their relief operations include distributing food packs and hygiene kits and setting up water and sanitation facilities.
Asia Quake Relief Appeal UK, a UK-based Sri Lankan organisation, is also raising money and can be e-mailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Jewish Aid - www.worldjewishaid.org.uk - is working with local partners in India, Indonesia and other affected areas to help survivors threatened by water contamination and disease.
Hindu NGO Baps Care International - www.bapscare.org - is working in villages around Chennai in Southern India distributing food, drinking water, tarpaulins, utensils, stoves, clothes and blankets.
Goal teams - www.goal.ie - are at present working in Tamil Nadu in Southern India where they are distributing aid.
A large team of doctors, engineers and logisticians are also in Sri Lanka.
Action Against Hunger - www.aahuk.org - has projects in about 40 countries, including Indonesia and Sri Lanka.Red Cross
To make a donation to the Red Cross call 1800 811 700 toll-free from anywhere in Australia or donate online.