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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:


Canadian Red Cross
(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

Oxfam Canada
Asian Earthquake/Floods Relief, Oxfam Canada
200-215 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Ont. M5T 2C7

World Vision Canada

CARE Canada

Médecins Sans Frontières
1-800 982-7903

Foster Parents Plan

Canadian Relief Organization for Peace in Sri Lanka

Indonesian Embassy in Ottawa
Tsunami relief fund

ICNA Relief

Canadian Tamil Congress

Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace

Christian Children’s Fund

Mennonite Central Committee

Salvation Army
Donation line: 1-800-725-2769

SOS Children's Villages

Unitarian Service Committee Canada
Ottawa, Ontario

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)


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.

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 asia-quakerelief@europe.com.

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.

United States


Action Against Hunger

ADRA International

Air Serv International

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.

American Jewish World Service

American Red Cross

ARMDI, Israeli Red Cross

Association for India's Development

Baptist World Aid

B'nai B'rith International

Brother's Brother Foundation


Catholic Relief Services

Christian Children's Fund

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee

Church World Service

Concern Worldwide

Direct Relief International

Doctors Without Borders

Episcopal Relief and Development

Food for the Hungry, Inc.

Give India

International Aid

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

International Medical Corps

International Orthodox Christian Charities

International Relief Teams

International Rescue Committee

Islamic Relief Worldwide

Knightsbridge International

Latter-Day Saint Charities

Lutheran World Relief

MAP International

Mercy Corps

Network for Good

Northwest Medical Teams

Operation Blessing International

Operation USA

Oxfam International

Plan USA

Project Concern International

Project HOPE


Relief International

Salvation Army

SAWSO (Salvation Army World Service Office)

Save the Children USA


Red Cross
To make a donation to the Red Cross call 1800 811 700 toll-free from anywhere in Australia or donate online.

Care Australia
DONATE to CARE Australia online or call 1800 020 046 toll-free.

Unicef Australia
UNICEF Australia can be contacted on 1300 884 233 or donate online.

Oxfam Australia
OXFAM can be contacted on 1800 034 034 and donations can be made online.


World Vision

Doctors Without Borders

UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)

UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund)

UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund)

U.N. World Food Programme

World Concern

World Emergency Relief

World Health Organization

World Relief

Stop Hunger Now


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