In OHPE 393.1, we offer a collection of links relating to the December 26 earthquake and tsunami. In compiling this list, we've focused mainly on hub sites that provide starting points for finding news on the disaster and ways to help.
If you have a link you wish to add to the list, please email [email protected] and we will consider including it in the OHPE News and Summary section of coming issues. We are particularly interested in links with connections to health promotion or with which readers have personal experience.
Our thoughts are with all those affected by the disaster.
II. Information and Resources
A. Contact Information for Major Canadian Non Profits
This list is excerpted from a longer list at http://cbc.ca (available online at the link provided in below in "News Sources"). It is duplicated here for those of you with limited online access.
* Canadian Red Cross
* CARE Canada
* Medecins Sans Frontieres
* Oxfam Canada
* UNICEF Canada
2200 Yonge Street, Suite 1100
Toronto, ON M4S 2C6
* World Vision Canada
B. News Sources
* BBC--Asia Earthquake Disaster
* CBC--Disaster in Asia
* CNN--Tsunami Disaster
* Globe and Mail--How to Help
Their International section is another place to visit for ongoing news updates: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/international/.
* National Post
How to Help
Looking for Someone
C. Government Sites
* Government of Ontario
Links to news releases and ways to donate
* Government of Canada
Disaster in South and South East Asia
Includes links to government announcements, information and assistance for Canadians abroad, list of involved government departments
D. Other Sources of Information and Resources for Disaster Relief
Many of the links below came from BoingBoing, an online, collaborate weblog at http://boingboing.net. To see all of their posts regarding the disaster, visit http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&c2coff=1&q=site%....
* Benjamin Rosenbaum's Blog--Tsunami Relief: Charity Efficiency and Transparency Ratings http://www.benjaminrosenbaum.com/blog/archives/2004_12.html#000151
* Center for International Disaster Information
Includes Offers of Goods or Service, Organizations Working in the Disaster, USAID, Situation Reports, and a listserv
* CharityVillage--Emergency Response Organizations
* Digital Divide Network
Disaster Relief and Emergency Preparedness collaborate workspace
* Relief Web--South Asia: Earthquake and Tsunami--Dec 2004
* The South-East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Blog
Also related are http://tsunamienquiry.blogspot.com/ (enquiries, helplines, emergency services) and http://tsunamimissing.blogspot.com/ (to find missing people)
* United Nations--Tsunami in South Asia
Includes news stories, press releases, links to UN efforts, and lists of participating organizations
* U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program Website
Contents include quake characteristics, tsunami characteristics, damage and casualties, early warning systems, post-tsunami humanitarian situation, and external links
* WorldChanging and Architecture for Humanity
Collecting donations targeted to rebuilding
* World Health Organization
The Emergency Preparedness and Response page from the South East Asia Regional Office is at http://w3.whosea.org/en/Section23/Section1108/Section1835_8139.htm