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Boots
 
December 30th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Finally some good news...

Quote:
"Our helicopter pilot who flew over the island told me that he has seen several groups of Sentinelese on the beach and that when he dropped food packets they threw stones at the helicopter."
Great one..
December 30th, 2004  
EuroSpike
 

Topic: Re: tsunamis Kills More than 5,000 in South-East Asia


Finnish tourists:

Officially confirmed deaths 14

Missing about 250

Tourists around the devastation area about 2500+

Evacuation has worked quite fast and efficiently. From monday to beginning of wednesday 1400 finnish tourists were evacuated back home. The most of finns survived. Worst place has been Khao Lakh, where have most of the missing people dissappeared.

Luckily the possible next finnish president Sauli Niinistö who is the president of european bank of investment survived in Khao Lakh with his two sons by first taking cover behind a building against the first wave and then rushed and climbed to telephone wire pole nearby. He is my favor in next elections.
December 31st, 2004  
Locke
 
 
wave toll now reached and passing 120,000
http://www.theage.com.au/news/Asia-t...344938174.html

for you aussies looking ot donate, look out for oxfam and anglicord, i have heard they are two good groups who are doing wonders over there
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Boots
December 31st, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
The numbers of missing Norwegians have increased...

Still 21 officialy dead, about 460 officially missing, but around 960 more may have been in the area...
Sweden may have as many as 3000 missing in the disaster areas.


Please donate whatever you can spare (money, cloethes etc..), there are over 5,000,000 who have lost everything in the disaster areas now..

Here's a thread with some info on how you can help, please add your national aid organizations to the list as well:
http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...pic.php?t=7881
January 1st, 2005  
EuroSpike
 

Topic: Re: tsunamis Kills More than 5,000 in South-East Asia


1.1.05 16.00 still 193 missing and over 2000 have been evacuated and the last planned evacuation flight is on the way. The most of still missing are propably dead.
January 1st, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

Quote:
Originally Posted by Redleg
Finally some good news...

Quote:
"Our helicopter pilot who flew over the island told me that he has seen several groups of Sentinelese on the beach and that when he dropped food packets they threw stones at the helicopter."
Great one..
They are Stone Age People what do you expect ............it might be a wy to say thank you

A few years back Government tried Experimenting to get them people wear Pyjamas ..............so a Box Full of Pyjamas was left on the beach and everybody watched form a distance ................they Came they Took and they wore it .................Yup they actually wore it .


And from that day onwards we had a Bunch of Nekked stone Age People with Pyjamas tied on their heads

At least the experiment was good for some laught


Hundreds of Foreigners Killed
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Fri Dec 31, 5:52 PM ET
By The Associated Press

The tally of foreigners confirmed dead from the quake and tsunamis throughout southern Asia, according to their countries' foreign ministries. Authorities said thousands were still missing, many of them feared dead. Thai authorities said more than 2,230 foreigners from 36 nations were confirmed dead from Thailand's southern resorts alone.

_ Sweden: 59

_ Britain: 34

_ Germany: 34

_ France: 22

_ Norway: 21

_ Japan: 17

_ United States: 15

_ Italy: 14

_ Switzerland: 13

_ Australia: 10

_ Denmark: 7

_ Singapore: 7

_ Belgium: 6

_ Austria: 5

_ Canada: 5

_ Netherlands: 5



_ Finland: 4

_ South Africa: 4

_ South Korea (news - web sites): 4

_ Philippines: 3

_ Brazil: 2

_ Taiwan: 2

_ Colombia: 1

_ Czech Republic: 1

_ Mexico: 1

_ New Zealand: 1

_ Poland: 1

_ Russia: 1

_ Turkey: 1

Source
Breakdown of Tsunami Death Toll by Nation

Quote:
Sat Jan 1, 8:29 AM ET

Add to My Yahoo! World - AP Asia

By The Associated Press

At least 123,171 people were killed in 11 countries in southern Asia and East Africa from the massive earthquake and tsunamis on Dec. 26, according to official figures. A breakdown of the toll so far:

Indonesia: At least 80,246 people were killed on Sumatra island, the government said. The health minister said Friday the country's toll could rise to 100,000.

_ Sri Lanka: Some 28,729 killed. About 1 million people were displaced.

_ India: The government said 8,942 deaths have been confirmed but nearly 4,000 more were missing in India's remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands, just north of Sumatra.

_ Thailand: The government said 4,812 people died, including 2,230 foreigners.

_ Somalia: At least 200 killed, said Somali presidential spokesman Yusuf Mohamed Ismail.

_ Myanmar: About 90 people were killed, according to reports compiled by international aid agencies.

_ Maldives: At least 73 people confirmed dead.

_ Malaysia: At least 66 people, including an unknown number of foreign tourists, were dead, according to official reports.

_ Tanzania: At least 10 people killed, said Alfred Tibaigana, police commander in Dar es Salaam.

_ Bangladesh: Two killed.

_ Kenya: One killed.

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Peace
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January 1st, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
No more of the 1400+ missing Norwegians have been found the last couple of days, so it's feared that most of them may have been killed....

No official lists over missing/dead Norwegians have been released yet, so I have no idea if there's anyone I know amongst them....

Sweden are still missing around 3000+, so it's looks like this could be the biggest disaster in peace time ever for Scandinavia....
January 1st, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

" Three brothers ages 3 to 7 each dropped off sandwich bags containing a few dollars at the Mile High chapter of the Red Cross in Denver, according to spokesman Robert Thompson. The same chapter also accepted a $50,000 donation from a man who requested anonymity."

awwwwwww.............Public Compassion has never been more

Quote:
America Finds Creative Ways to Aid Victims

14 minutes ago

By JAY LINDSAY, Associated Press Writer

BOSTON - A Kentucky widow, moved by the cries of grief she heard in reports about the tsunami disaster in south Asia, invited her entire town to a New Year's Eve bash to raise money for the victims. In California, a college offered free basketball tickets, with a gift for relief efforts the only price of admission.



A group of children in a Seattle suburb stood out in the rain offering "Hot Chocolate for Tidal Wave Relief!" and raised $255.

In ways large and small, people around the country have found ways to help victims of one of history's worst natural disasters.

"I can say the outpouring has been amazing," said Coco McCabe, a spokeswoman for the Oxfam International relief agency. "Even though it's happening on the other side of the world, it feels so close."

Oxfam said Friday it had received almost $6 million in unsolicited donations since the disaster on Dec. 26. The American Red Cross (news - web sites) reported almost $44 million in donations from Americans by Thursday evening.

Three brothers ages 3 to 7 each dropped off sandwich bags containing a few dollars at the Mile High chapter of the Red Cross in Denver, according to spokesman Robert Thompson. The same chapter also accepted a $50,000 donation from a man who requested anonymity.

A group of children in Sammamish, Wash., a suburb of Seattle, stood in steady rain Wednesday selling hot chocolate to fight the chill. Eleven-year-old Thomas Wilson said he couldn't get the rising death toll of his mind

"It's so horrid, so terrible — such a huge loss of family. And I couldn't do anything about it," he said. "Then I did this hot chocolate stand and it made me feel better."

Kids elsewhere around the country were similarly moved.

In New York City, six children ages 12 to 18 worked late Thursday and early Friday to make dozens of cookies, brownies and cupcakes for a door-to-door bake sale organized by Do Something, a youth service group.

Jeffrey Arias, a Boy Scout from Newbury, Mass., attends Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, N.H., with several students from areas hit hard by the giant waves. He and 15 friends stood outside banks and convenience stores Thursday and Friday with donation cans for the American Red Cross

"There's quite a big chance that friends of mine were hit," Arias said. "I can't just stand around and watch the news."

After hearing the victims' cries on news reports, Claire Neal, decided to throw a New Year's Eve fund-raiser at her house in Owensboro, Ky., a city of 54,000 on the Ohio River. A local business donated gourmet candy for the $50-per-ticket event.

"When I woke up, I thought 'I can do this, and I can do it right now,'" said Neal, 75, a widow who has hosted several community fund-raisers. She said people donated more than $7,000 Friday night and she expects to get more in the mail.

The University of California at Santa Barbara athletic department offered free admission to the Gauchos' basketball game Thursday to anyone who brought a donation of canned food, bottled water or a piece of clothing.

"You look at the number of children and the amount of damage and the shape the world is in over there compared to the lives we get to live here," head coach Bob Williams said. "It's a chance to do a small, minute thing."

For the next month, Philadelphia's Reading Terminal Market will collect donations in a 4-foot bronze pig that stands in the center of the farmers' market. In Elizabeth City, N.C., Jacklyn Phillips, plans to collect 1,000 used bicycles and, with the help of local prison inmates, refurbish them and ship them to Indonesia so people can get around on damaged roads.



Sri Lankan native Preethi Burkholder is charging $15 for a benefit slide show of her homeland Monday in Aspen, Colo. In Hawaii, North Shore Catamaran Charters plans to donate all proceeds from a special sunset whale watch cruise on Jan. 14 to tsunami victims.

New Delhi native Naveen Sachar hopes to net $10,000 from a Jan. 7 fund-raiser he arranged at a Chicago bar. His relatives in central India were unhurt, but he said he mourns for victims and survivors who've lost everything.

"We were opening Christmas gifts that morning and people there were trying to recover bodies," said Sachar, a 36-year-old business consultant. "The least we can do is raise some money to help."

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Peace
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January 1st, 2005  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

Hopes fade for missing Europeans

EUROPEANS DEAD OR MISSING
  • Sweden: 59 dead, about 3,500 missing
  • Germany: 34 dead, over 1,000 missing
  • Britain: 34 dead, unconfirmed number missing
  • France: 22 dead, 96 missing
  • Norway: 21 dead, 430 missing
  • Italy: 14 dead, 700 missing
  • Finland: 14 dead, 263 missing
  • Switzerland: 12 dead, 850 missing
  • Denmark: 7 dead, 419 missing
  • Austria: 5 dead, up to 100 missing
  • Russia: 1 dead, 80 missing

Quote:
At least 6,000 Europeans are still missing - most of them presumed dead - after the Indian Ocean disaster wrecked beach resorts in south-west Thailand.

Sweden estimated 3,500 of its people were missing and said the national death toll could top 1,000.

Germany has more than 1,000 missing, and hundreds of tourists from Italy, Norway, Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands are also unaccounted for.

The Thai resorts of Khao Lak and Phuket were hardest hit by the giant waves.

Nearly 2,000 foreign tourists died in Khao Lak alone, when luxury hotels full for the Christmas holidays were swamped.

Bodies arriving in temporary mortuaries are often unrecognisable after days lying in the tropical heat.

More than 4,500 bodies have now been recovered in Thailand, almost half of them foreigners.

Where possible, the bodies of foreign tourists are being stored in refrigerated container lorries, but more temporary mortuaries are needed to house corpses.

Forensic experts will try to identify victims using DNA samples and dental records provided by relatives.

The highest death tolls confirmed by European nations so far are: Sweden (59), Britain (34), Germany (34), France (22) and Norway (21).

The actual death tolls are expected to be much higher.

Sad New Year

New Year's Day will be an official day of mourning in Sweden, Finland and Norway.

Many local authorities throughout the Nordic countries have cancelled New Year celebrations.

European countries have pledged millions of dollars in aid and planes carrying experts and supplies have been flown to the region.

The EU's humanitarian affairs commissioner, Louis Michel, said the EU had reserve funds to help the stricken countries if the 33m euros ($45m) already pledged proved insufficient. He said the EU had an extra 300m euros available in separate emergency funds.

But he stressed that funds would be needed for reconstruction, beyond the current emergency.

Anxious search

On the ground in the disaster zone, many Europeans are still waiting for news of friends and relatives missing since Sunday's waves.

Locals and tourists are looking at the dead to see if their loved ones are there, or examining message boards posted with photos of the dead.

One of the coordinators of the forensic teams in Thailand, policeman Carl Kent from Australia, urged relatives to refrain from visiting the mortuaries, which were in "difficult environments".

"Family members must steel themselves to the fact that this process will take a considerable period of time to resolve," he said.

The BBC's Chris Hogg in Phuket says that after the Bali bombing it took five months to identify about 200 victims.

The Danish, Swedish and Norwegian foreign ministries have been sharply criticised by some of their nationals in Thailand, who accuse them of reacting too slowly to the disaster.

The European Union is planning a special meeting of EU aid ministers early next month to co-ordinate relief efforts.

Mr Michel said he would attend a conference of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) in Jakarta next week to gauge the immediate needs.
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Peace
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January 1st, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SwordFish_13
Hi,

Hopes fade for missing Europeans

EUROPEANS DEAD OR MISSING
  • Sweden: 59 dead, about 3,500 missing
  • Germany: 34 dead, over 1,000 missing
  • Britain: 34 dead, unconfirmed number missing
  • France: 22 dead, 96 missing
  • Norway: 21 dead, 430 missing
  • Italy: 14 dead, 700 missing
  • Finland: 14 dead, 263 missing
  • Switzerland: 12 dead, 850 missing
  • Denmark: 7 dead, 419 missing
  • Austria: 5 dead, up to 100 missing
  • Russia: 1 dead, 80 missing
You can (unfortunately) add a few more to the number of missing Norwegians...

462 are officially missing, but around 950 more could have been in the disaster areas.
So a total of 1442 Norwegians are still missing...


Here's a few videoclips from the disaster:
http://www.vg.no/video/

It's in Norwegian, but you should be able to figure out how to view them..