Relief Effort Ramps Up

  • Aid agencies working in south Asia are frantically trying to get aid to those who need it most, while millions remain homeless and vulnerable to hunger and disease.

    The deadly tsunamis that hit from Sri Lanka to Somalia on Dec. 26 have so killed more than 139,000 people.Full story
  • U.S. President George W. Bush named his father and Bill Clinton to lead a nationwide charitable fundraising effort for victims of the Asian tsunami disaster. The two former U.S. presidents will spearhead the campaign to encourage Americans to open their pockets and contribute to non-governmental and international organizations, Bush said.Full story
  • Indonesia said Monday it plans to establish an early warning system for disasters with its neighbours, as its death toll from last week's earthquake and tsunami jumped to almost 100,000. Indonesia, which suffered the most death and destruction in last week's disaster, will host a conference in Jakarta later this week of countries hit and major aid donors that is likely to focus on how best to deliver relief efforts.Full story
  • Insurgents pressed ahead with their deadly campaign to disrupt national elections Monday with a series of bombings that killed 16 people and injured dozens more. There were a total of three car bombings and a roadside explosion in Iraq Monday.Full story

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