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Information and Resources on the December 26 Earthquake and Tsunami



I Introduction



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

1-800-418-1111



* CARE Canada

1-800-267-5232



* Medecins Sans Frontieres

1-800 982-7903



* Oxfam Canada

1-800-466-9326



* UNICEF Canada

1-800-567-4483

2200 Yonge Street, Suite 1100

Toronto, ON M4S 2C6



* World Vision Canada

1-800-268-5528



B. News Sources



* BBC--Asia Earthquake Disaster

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/world/2004/asia_quake_disaster/defau...



* CBC--Disaster in Asia

http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/asia_earthquake/



* CNN--Tsunami Disaster

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2004/tsunami.disaster/



* Globe and Mail--How to Help

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20041230/...

Their International section is another place to visit for ongoing news updates: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/international/.



* National Post

How to Help

http://www.canada.com/national/story.html?id=8cf44682-028c-46e9-896f-5f7...

Looking for Someone

http://www.canada.com/national/story.html?id=02b42597-952b-4f64-acc0-47a...



C. Government Sites



* Government of Ontario

http://www.premier.gov.on.ca/english/news/SouthernAsiaTidalWaves122704_b...

Links to news releases and ways to donate



* Government of Canada

Disaster in South and South East Asia

http://www.acdi-cida.gc.ca/cida_ind.nsf/vall/8C600A04E2E4969F85256F77006...

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

http://www.cidi.org/incident/tsunami/

Includes Offers of Goods or Service, Organizations Working in the Disaster, USAID, Situation Reports, and a listserv



* CharityVillage--Emergency Response Organizations

http://www.charityvillage.com/CV/news/emergency.asp



* Digital Divide Network

http://www.digitaldivide.net/community/disaster-relief

Disaster Relief and Emergency Preparedness collaborate workspace



* Relief Web--South Asia: Earthquake and Tsunami--Dec 2004

http://www.reliefweb.int/w/rwb.nsf/vLND/5F8A41AE2188E3A949256F76002F8861...



* The South-East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Blog

http://tsunamihelp.blogspot.com/

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

http://www.un.org/apps/news/infocusRel.asp?infocusID=102&Body=tsunami&Bo...

Includes news stories, press releases, links to UN efforts, and lists of participating organizations



* U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program Website

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/



* Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake

Contents include quake characteristics, tsunami characteristics, damage and casualties, early warning systems, post-tsunami humanitarian situation, and external links



* WorldChanging and Architecture for Humanity

http://www.architectureforhumanity.org/__Sumatra.htm

Collecting donations targeted to rebuilding



* World Health Organization

http://www.who.int/en/

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