Way Out of Our League
Philippines archipelago is a mountainous range island; every
island has fall backs or heights. Boats and ships are enormous
and even airlines flying every 15 minutes in the area. Experienced
made owners, operators, government being prepared in all
types of disaster. A learning experience wrote by Carla
Ballatan about "Donations Open for Asia Tsunami
"Continuous valiant efforts around the globe are being
done to reach out to the thousands of victims of the tsunami
disaster that affected several Asian countries. The tremendous
death toll and terrible destruction caused by the giant
tidal waves caused by an underwater earthquake, on December
26, 2004, waved out a global call for every relief organization
to do what they can in helping out the victims.
It was truly one of the worst disasters to happen in history.
Between 167,530 and 178,118 people have been reported dead
and the number of missing ranges from 25,353 to 128,430
with most presumed dead. One of the hardest hit was Indonesia,
with between 119,807 and 123,198 dead and between 12,046
and 114,897 were missing. Aceh province at the northern
tip of Sumatra Islands was near the quake's epicenter and
the hardest hit region in Indonesia.
In India, the government confirmed 10,779 deaths and 5,614
people missing. Sri Lanka reported deaths between 30,998
and 38,195 and 4,698 to 4,924 missing people. In Thailand
there were 5,395 dead and 2,995 missing. Phang Nga province
and the nearby resort islands of Phuket and Phi Phi were
worst hit by the waves. Death tolls were also reported in
Malaysia, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Maldives and Somalia.
Contamination and diseases from mosquitoes, contaminated
drinking water, exposure and handling of dead bodies, mass
injuries and trauma are widespread. It sure is a good way
to spread out word in the web calling out for donations,
and another link would make much more difference. It is
a worthwhile effort of Christopher Mackay to post a reminder
and call for users on December 31, 2004, 12:30 am.
He have invited people to donate what they can to the Canadian
Red Cross, which have a tsunami fundraising program to go
on for the next ten years – involving relief, recovery and
rehabilitation. And according to press releases on January
27, 2005 at Ottawa, Canada, General Dr. Pierre Duplessis,
the Canadian Red Cross Secretary General proudly announced
that outpouring of care and generosity has been overwhelming
all over the world and particularly in Canada.
They reported that 181 national societies that belong to
the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent
Societies (IFRC) have collected $1.4 billion for tsunami
aid already. This includes $160 million from individuals,
corporations and governments of Canada. With these figures,
they have decided wind down fundraising. This decision was
also based on the progress of damage and assessment reports,
consultations with other relief agencies and Red Cross experience
in disaster management.
Announcements through the web have really helped much for
their efforts. The International Red Cross has already completed
77 tsunami relief flights. They are continuing relief efforts,
moving beyond the 'emergency phase' in Asia with more than
9,000 trained Red Cross workers. After about 30 days from
the date of the disaster, 500,000 people has been provided
by the Red Cross. Clean water, temporary shelter, food and
basic relief items." End of quote.
are past and gone besides this is Philippines.