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Asia earthquake disaster, December 2004
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Charities, agencies and organisations offering aid to tsunami victims
29 December 2004

The Disasters Emergency Committee - is an umbrella group of UK aid organisations - including ActionAid, British Red Cross, Oxfam - working to provide clean water, food and shelter to thousands. Call: 0870 60 60 900.

The United Nations World Food Programme - is seeking donations to feed victims of the earthquake.

Medecins Sans Frontieres - is sending aid workers to the region, focusing on medical care for survivors and displaced people after the rescue operations.

Oxfam - is providing emergency supplies, including water tanks, pumps, taps and temporary toilets for families left homeless by the floods.

Islamic Relief - has also launched an appeal to provide medical supplies, tents and sanitation facilities for those affected.

The United Nations Children's Fund, Unicef - is working to meet the "urgent needs of hundreds of thousands of people" affected by the tsunami disaster.

Save the Children - providing plastic sheeting for temporary shelter, tents to run children's services from, and essentials such as clothing and cooking utensils.

Anti-poverty organisation Care International - has already provided food for thousands of affected people in Sri Lanka.

Cafod, the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development - is working with partners across Asia to provide shelter, food aid and medical assistance, and assessing what further relief is needed.

The Islamic Aid Emergency Relief Fund - aims to provide immediate relief and long-term support to people in the affected areas.

Muslim Hands- is collecting money and sending volunteers to help in Indonesia and Malaysia.

UK residents can donate via the - British Red Cross - which has launched an appeal to fund supplies including blankets and cooking utensils.

Medair - is providing emergency support to agencies with a long term presence in Sri Lanka and its medical experts are assessing the likelihood of malaria and diarrhoea.

World Vision - has also launched an appeal and has already delivered relief goods to thousands.

Christian Aid - has already allocated 250,000 from its emergency fund to help the victims of this disaster but says more money is needed.

Tearfund - Christian charity with its partners in Sri Lanka and India helping devastated fishing communities and coastal villages get back on their feet.

Concern - 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 - is providing emergency supplies and materials to "people most affected by the crisis".

The Salvation Army has local teams working in a number of affected areas and is sending a team from its international headquarters on Wednesday evening.

Muslim Aid - donating cash towards the purchase of food, clothing and medicine in the region but wants to raise more.


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