Edit: Tsunamis Kills More than 140,000 in South-East Asia - Page 5




 
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Boots
 
January 2nd, 2005  
Damien435
 
 
I think this month's $100 charity donation should go to a Tsunami relief fund, to me it seems like the most obvious choice.
January 2nd, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
That has already been decided here:
http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...?p=78042#78042
January 3rd, 2005  
Locke
 
 
i dont know whether media elsewhere covered this as much but:
this picture
ttp://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/200...b__430x284.jpg
was plastered over the papers a couple of days ago
amazingly, they all survived!!!!!
http://www.theage.com.au/news/Asia-t...601241012.html

how incredible is that!!!
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Boots
January 3rd, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
wow! that is amazing! and very very scary

January 3rd, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
The list with missing and dead Norwegians will be published today...
I'm not looking forward to reading them, I'm afraid that there may be some unpleasant surprises there...


The Swedish police doesn't want to publish their lists yet, because they are afraid that criminals could use them as "shopping lists" to find empty houses...
Something similar happened 28 September 1994 when at least 852 people lost their life's in the shipwreck of M/V Estonia.
Many of the empty houses were robbed just after the lists were published....
January 3rd, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
I believe I heard on CNN that 3000 Americans are missing there as well. I only heard it while working so I may be mistaken on the number. I did hear that they expect the death toll to rise to over 200,000 now. There were 80,000 deaths in Sumatra alone and it's been wiped clean as a billiard table. Just impossible to really imagine that kind of devastation. It may, however, be an opportunity for this world to come together on something real and lasting if the relief effort can be handled well. I sure hope it does. The story that got to me the most was the woman who had four children and could only hold on to two while she watched the other two washed away. Imagine having to live with that kind of choice.
January 3rd, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
The official list of missing Norwegians have been published now:
http://saknet1.kripos.no
http://www7.nrk.no/nyheter/innenriks...gekatastrofen/

The numbers have (luckilly) decreased, so there's 275 missing persons on the list now.
The number of confirmed dead Norwegians have also gone down a bit, to 16.

I just hope that the numbers will decrease (a lot) more now when everyone can see and check the names.


I've added a new section to Wardrums.com now.

Asian Tsunami Disaster News

It's updated several times pr day..
January 3rd, 2005  
EuroSpike
 
3.1.05

15 dead, 186 missing. -Official missing list of police.
January 4th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
New Zealand just upped it's donation to 10 million dollars!

went to the supermarket today and in the "please doante your change..."
charity box there were 20 and 50 dollar notes.

it amazing the general populations response to this crisis
January 4th, 2005  
Redleg
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by chewie_nz
it amazing the general populations response to this crisis
This is just a great example of the power of good media coverage....
Africa is facing over three Tsunamis disasters every year (compared to the number of dead) from all kinds of disasters, but you barely hear anything at all about them...
I read a rather good article in the news here yesterday, and it made me wonder if we're "over reacting" a bit when it comes to supporting the Tsunami victims...
UN is worried that we donate "too much" now to the Tsunami victims, so we feel that we don't need to give anything more this year to other areas that needs (at least) as much help as Asia..

Please don't get me wrong, I really believe they need all the support they can get, but so do many other lesser known countries as well...
But it looks like it all comes down to who gets the best press coverage, and if "your disaster" is a "popular" one or not (in the public opinion)

I'll post in the General Chit Chat forum about this later, so I'll try not go go completely off-topic here now...


Anyway, here's some more unbelievable images from the Disaster:
http://www.vg.no/bilderigg/index.hbs...d=2605&plass=1
It's in Norwegian, but the images should speak for themselves..
Click "Neste" to view the next image..