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Monday, January 03, 2005

POST RECAP: Enquiries 12/28-01/02


Sunday, January 02, 2005

List of helplines from Newscover Magazine

Source: Newscover Magazine

Please do not use these numbers for non-specific enquiries, channels of communication are limited in the disaster regions.


Australian Government - Australians in need of consular assistance should contact the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 1300 555 135. Australians directly affected by the tsunami can call 1800 057 111 Australians concerned about relatives or friends in affected areas should call the Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on 1800 002 214.

Canadian Government - The Operations Centre of Foreign Affairs Canada operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. An experienced officer is always available to respond to emergency call from anywhere in the world. Canadian citizens outside Canada can call collect to (613) 996-8885. For calls originating in Canada and the U.S., call 1-800-267-6788, or (613) 944-6788. You can also communicate via TTY by dialling 1-800-394-3472 (in Canada and the U.S.) or (613) 944-1310

Chinese Government - The Foreign Ministry has a hotline 86-10-65963511, to help the public track down relatives and friends in South and Southeast Asia. The hotline set up by Hong Kong authorities is (852) 2829 3010.


Greek Government - The Foreign Ministry hotlines are 210.368.1212, 210.368.1730 and 210.368.1360 for relatives or friends to report Greek citizens in to the latter two categories.
New Zealand Government - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has set up a New Zealand hotline for people concerned about relatives or friends in the region affected. The number is 0800 432 111. Callers from outside New Zealand should phone +64 4 439 8000
Republic of Ireland - For consular assistance these telephone numbers are available : + 353 1 408 2308, + 353 1 408 2585, + 353 1 408 2302, + 353 1 408 2833, + 353 1 408 2876

UK Government - The FCO emergency telephone number is 0207 008 0000

US Government - For concerns on locating US citizens contact the Office of American Citizens Services at (202) 647-5225/5226.

Bangladesh
Please keep communications to bare minimum
British High Commission
Tel (880) (2) 882 2705 : Fax (880) (2) 882 3437 : Dhaka.Consular@fco.gov.uk

India
Disaster Hotline
Tel +91 11 2309 3054

Malaysia
Government of Malaysia's 24-hour crisis hotline
To obtain information about missing family or friends, you may contact the government of Malaysia's 24-hour crisis hotline at the Royal Malaysian Police Headquarters. If you are calling from within Malaysia, telephone: 03-2262-6555

Maldives
Maldives Hotline
Tel +44 20 7224 2149

Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka (residents) Hotline
Tel +94 11 536 1938
Sri Lanka (tourists) Hotline
Tel +94 11 243 7061

Thailand
Thailand Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Emergency hotline for foreign victims and concerned relatives/friends Tel (66) 02 643 5262 or (66) 02 643 5000 / 5002 / 5003 : Emergency Fax (66) 02 643 5256
British Embassy, Bangkok - Emergency 24hr Telephone Service
For British Nationals affected by the disaster Tel 02 305 8333
British Embassy and Honorary Consul - Phuket - Emergency Office
Tel 076 264 473/4/5 or 076 264 484
Government Hotline for Phi Phi
Tel +66 (075)-611 312.
Thailand Online List Of Casualties
Please click on green text above to go to list directly
Thailand List Of Foreign Nationals Expatriated 28Dec04
Please click on green text above to got to PDF file directly
Thai Tourism Authority - To report missing family members or friends
send your e-mail to: center@tat.or.th
Phuket & Surrounding Areas - Hotel Status After Tsunami
Please click on text above to go to list directly


Official Thai Tsunami Information Center

The Central Police Agency of Thailand has set up the official Thai tsunami information center, which provides information on the deaths, missings, and injured, as well as links to other information in Thailand. The website is available in the following languages: Thai, English, Swedish, Japanese, Chinese, French, German, Spanish

http://www.csiphuket.com/

Tsunami blog covering Malaysia and Thailand

Check another blog covering a host of information related to Malaysia and Thailand

Thursday, December 30, 2004

More contact numbers for Thailand

BangkokPost has published an updated list of telephone numbers for people who are looking for information in Thailand. It also has information on where to find missing people, where to donate clothes in Bangkok, where to donate blood etc.

Go here for the info.

Helpline Numbers : France

Foreign Office earthquake helpline number is 0207 008 0000.

Numéros d'urgence:
Cellule de crise du ministère des Affaires étrangères 01.45.50.34.60
Club Méditerranée: 0810.810.810
Nouvelles Frontières et TUI: 01.45.16.77.79
Fram: 05.62.15.17.83
UD: 08-405 41 00 ud-kc@foreign.ministry.se
Fritidsresor: 08-720 74 69
Apollo: 08-673 84 00

Thomas Cook (India) helpline

The travel/tourism corporate has set up a Helpline:
Call +91 22 2529 7777

Country control room numbers

India's External Affairs Ministry has set up control rooms in Delhi besides Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Maldives, Singapore and Malaysia to provide assistance to Indians in the tidal wave-hit areas.

The Delhi control room will be headed by Additional Secretary Talmiz Ahmed.The telephone numbers are: 00-91-23011849/23382248. E-mail: asad@mea.gov.in & psasad@mea.gov.in

The control room numbers in other countries are:

Bangkok (Thailand):
Tel No: 00-662-2604166/2580300-05
Fax No: 00-662-2584627/2621740
E-mail: indiaemb@mozart.inet.co.th

Jakarta (Indonesia):
Tel No: 00-62-21-5204153
Fax No: 00-62-21-5204160
E-mail: eoijkt@indo.net.id & ambindia@indo.net.in

Colombo (Sri Lanka):
Tel No: 00-94-11-2472684/2422788
Fax No: 00-94-11-2446403/2448166
E-mail: hoc.colombo@mea.gov.in

Male (Maldives):
Tel No: 00-960-324857/323015
Fax No: 00-960-324778
E-Mail: hoc.male@mea.gov.in & itm.male@mea.gov.in

Singapore:
Tel No: 00-65-90262594/97536565

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia):
Tel No: 00-603-20953369
E-mail: highcomm@po.jaring.my & fsch@po.jaring.my

Helplines for stranded persons in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

The Indian Airlines has set up special cells in Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi for the help of the people whose relatives are stranded at the islands of Andaman and Nicobar.

The telephone numbers of special cell in different Indian cities:

Kolkata - 22116869, 22110041,
Chennai - 22560022,
Delhi- 25674270, 25672226.

A Control Room is working round-the-clock in the Union Home Ministry to monitor the relief and rehabilitation measures in the affected regions.

The telephone nos. of the Control Room set up in Delhi are:
(011) 23092923; 23093054; 23092885; 23092763.

Indian Airlines numbers for sending relief material to Andaman

Indian Airlines have evacuated record number of people from Port Blair and are willing to help those who want to send relief materials to Andaman. Here are the numbers to contact:

Regional Directors of Indian Airlines can be contacted for transportation of relief material on the following numbers: Northern region (Delhi): 25672800; Eastern region (Kolkata): 22116953; Southern region (Chennai): 22561070 and Western region (Mumbai): 26156788.

Special cells have also been set up to disseminate flight information. The telephone numbers of these are: Kolkata: 22116869 and 22110041; Chennai: 22560022; Delhi: 25674270 and 25672226; Mumbai: 26256986.


Source: The Hindu

Indonesia - comprehensive information

From Tsunami Help Blog Reader's Comment - Abu Hafidz

The link above provides more elaborate information about helping Indonesia specifically.



Thailand - comprehensive enquiry lines

Centre for monitoring the Andaman Sea disaster, Government House: 02 282 6680, 02 282 6681 and 02 280 3000 ext 8290

Public Health Ministry's Narenthorn Centre: 1669

Centre for public disaster, Interior Ministry: 1784, 02 241 7457 to 9

A list of the injured and dead is available at http://www.narenthorn.or.th and at http://www.disaster.go.th.

You can identify the dead or search for your losing relatives at http://www.phuketitcity.com

Hospitals and other useful contact numbers:
List of names of islands: 1362

Aid centre, Trang: 07 521 7513, 07 521 4382
Aid centre, Satun: 01 370 0404, 09 979 1077, 07 472 2121 to 2, 07 472 2296
Aid centre, Phuket: 07 621 7833, 07 621 6101, 07 621 1001
Aid centre, Phang Nga: 07 641 1525, 07 641 1179
Aid centre, Krabi: 07 561 1302, 07 562 4161 to 3
Aid centre, Ranong: 07 781 3401 to 3, 07 782 3257
Krabi Provincial Hall: 07 561 1381, 07 561 1055

Bangkok Hospital: 02 310 3330
Suk Samran Hospital, Ranong: 07 784 4143
Kapoe Hospital, Ranong: 07 789 7016
Phuket Wachira Hospital, Phuket: 07 621 1114
For donations of articles and medications: 02 241 7498
Tourism Police: 1155
Highway Police: 1193
Tourism Authority of Thailand: 1672, 02 253 7418; website: www.tat.or.th
Communication Safety Centre: 02 280 8000, 1356
Task force operation centre, Transport Ministry: 02 283 3144
Navy task force operation centre: 02 475 4521; website: http://www.navy.mith/sctr/navynews
Tourism and Sports Ministry: 02 216 5440
Thai Airways International: 07 621 1195, 07 632 7194
For speedy immigration process: 07 627 3213, 07 621 3079
For travel documents to the disaster victims: 07 621 1195, 07 632 7230, 07 32-7194
Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry: 1170, 02 281 9401, 02 281 5836
Thai Red Cross Society: 02 256 4033, 02 256 4034, 02 256 4035

To call Thailand from overseas, replace the prefix 0 in each phone number with +66 (Thai country code)

Helpline for missing persons from Sweden

Missing Swedes

According to the Swedish newspapers, more than 1,500 Swedes many of them, children are missing in Phuket and Krabi, Thailand since Sunday. Eight ID experts from Sweden flew down to Phuket on Dec 30 to help identify the corpses.

http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/saknade/saknad.html or Aftonbladet - Members of the Swedish public have posted pictures of their loved ones. Please get in touch if you have seen them.

http://www.expressen.se/index.jsp?a=223819 or Expressen is also publicizing the pictures of missing Swedes.

Send an email to www@dn.se with the missing person’s details, personnummer (correct spelling) and picture if possible.

If you need to talk to someone from the Expressen website.

The Swedish Red Cross – (46) 0771-900 800.
www.svenskakyrkan.se - The Swedish Church. Local numbers available in the site.
Nationella Hjälplinjen: 020-22 00 60 – National Helpline
BRIS, Barnens Hjälptelefon: 0200-230 230 – Children’s Helpline
BRIS, Vuxentelefon – om barn: 077-150 50 50 Helpline for Adults About Children
Rädda Barnens barnpsykologer: 020-786 786.- Parents and Adults can speak to a psychologist at this number.

Swedish citizens can also get psychiatric help from their local municipalities and join support groups in their areas.

Emergency numbers and contact for Swedes in S.E.Asia
Foreign office
Phone: 08-405 41 00 or 08-405 10 00 (Government switchboard)
Web site: Foreign Office (in Swedish)
Email: ud-kc@foreign.ministry.se
Fax: 08-723 11 76

Embassies:Thailand
Bangkok: +66 22 63 72 00
Phuket: +66 76 21 10 44
Adress: Pearl Village Hotel, Nai Yang Beach and National Park i Phuket stad
My Travel
Ving o Always): +66 18 930 307
Apollo:
+66 76 21 0445, rum P01
Detour + 66 408 818 97/98 Phuket
08-723 46 00 office in Stockholm

India
New Delhi:
+91(11) 24 19 71 00

Sri Lanka
Colombo - +94 11 479 54 00
My Travel - +94 777 28 78 39/40

Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur - +60 32 05 22 550

Indonesia - Jakarta - + 62 (21) 25 53 59 00

Travel Companies
Fritidsresor: 08-720 74 69
Apollo: 08-673 84 00
My Travel (Ving and Always): 0771-231 23

Aid Collection in Sweden by local and international agencies

Donations via Postgiro accounts
Diakonia: Postgiro - 903304-4
Frälsningsarmén: Postgiro -900480-5
IOGT-NTO i Sri Lanka: Postgiro -90 04 63-1
Lions: Postgiro -90 19 48-0
Lutherhjälpen: Postgiro -90 02 56-9
Läkare utan gränser: Postgiro- 900603-2
Plan Sverige: Postgiro-90 07 31-1 (Mark coupon "Asien")
Radiohjälpen: Postgiro -901950-6
Rädda Barnen: Postgiro -902003-3
Röda Korset: Postgiro -900800-4 (Mark coupon "Andamanerna")
SOS Barnbyar: Postgiro- 90 02 29-6
Unicef Sverige: Postgiro -90 20 01-7 (Mark coupon "Asien")

Posted by Angela Rao
She is running a separate blog called http://tsunamisweden.blogspot.com

If you want to send relief material to Andaman & Nicobar Islands...

IA AND JET AIRWAYS ARE OPERATING FLIGHTS TO ANDAMANS CARYING RELIEF MATERIAL

1. Relief material to be carried free, of cost by special flights and Jet Airways will carry medical and relief from recognized voluntary organizations free of charge.
2. Special cells have been created to dissiminate flight information No Location Telephone for flight information 1. Chennai 22560022 2. New Delhi 25674270/225672226 3. Kolkata 22116869/22110041 4. Mumbai 26156986
3. The regional directors of IA can also be contacted at the following numbers to carry relief materials No. Region Telephone 1. Southern region Chennai 22561070 2. Eastern Region Kolkata 22116953 3. Western Region Mumbai 26156788
4. Northern Region Delhi 25672800

The Transport Corporation of India (TCI) Seaways Ltd. will ship relief free of charge from Chennai, Visakhapatnam and Mumbai
1. Individuals and organizations can send the materials to them and the TCI would transport the relief material.
2. Ships are now being loaded with the foodgrains by the Food corporation of India at the Visakhapatnam and Chennai ports.
3. Another ship will be in Visakhapatnam in the First week of Jan. Each ship is of 2000 tonnes capacity.
4. Contact Nos. GR Enterprises Tel 0891- 2561192 and 0891-25 69247 Fax 0891-2566489 and 0891-5544389 Mobile 98491 13932.

Compiled by Vijai Gandikota, (304) 685 9639(C), (972) 280 1197(O), (972) 4076 1197(H), vijai_gandikota@yahoo.com

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Portuguese Helpline Numbers for missing persons

Contact details of the Special Unit created by the Portuguese government to give
informations and support people looking for friends and relatives:

351 21 3946908
351 21 3946912
351 21 3946907

-Ricardo Ferro

Orissa Helplines

ROURKELA: 0661-2500239
BHUBANESHWAR: 0674- 2400161, 0674-2322977

contact list

TsunamiVictims.org

Country Wide Helplines

If you are looking for information on relatives or friends in the areas affected by the tsunami, here are some disaster hotlines from around the region:

India: +91 11 2309 3054

Thailand: +66 2643 5262 and 2643 5000

Sri Lanka: Local Residents: +94 11 536 1938
Tourists: +94 11 243 7061

Maldives: +44 20 7224 2149

Seychelles: +248 321 676

Source: CNN

For more specific hotline numbers in each of the affected countries, please take a look to these posts 1, 2, 3, 4

If you are looking for specific information, please feel free to ask us the bloggers. Also, if you have some additional information that you don't see here, send it to one of the bloggers.

Information on Filipinos caught in tsunami

The news article has refrence to names and hospitals of those caught in the disastor.
Also the Filipiono helpline number - 834-3333 or 833-6992

Canadian Helpline Numbers

Anyone with good reason to believe that Canadian friends or relatives are in the affected areas can contact the Foreign Affairs Emergency Operations Centre at 613-944-2471 or 1-800-606-5499.

Addtional Contact Numbers(Hotlines)


India: +91 11 2309 3054

Sri Lanka: +94 11 536 1938,+94 11 243 7061

Maldives: +44 20 7224 2149

Seychelles: +248 321 676

Thailand: +66 2643 5262 and 2643 5000

List of Australians dead & missing

Here's a list of Australians dead and missing.

The numbers to call:

* Australians concerned about relatives or friends should call 1800 002214.
* Australians in need of consular assistance should contact the consular emergency centre in Canberra on +61 1300 555 135.
* Australians in need of help in Phuket can contact a temporary consular office in Phuket's Hilton Hotel, at 333 Thanon Patak (Patak Road), Karon Beach, phone (+66) 76 370 672

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Contact Numbers for Rescue Work - Besant Nagar/Neelankarai/Nagapattinam

If anyone is interested to do rescue work for affected persons (tsunami) in Besant Nagar please contact Shihan Hussaini 98411618386.U cud help with old clothes,water bottles, blankets, food packets. Even if u cant hepl plz pass on this message to the people whom u know

If anyone is interested to do rescue work for affected persons in neelankarai please contact Priya 044 25506284.

To know details of your loved ones in Nagapattinam and for People willing to do rescue work there please contact the following numbers.
04635 242 999
04635 248 777

Thailand Telephone Numbers and Websites

Narenthorn EMS Centre Tel: 02-5901669
www.narenthorn.or.th

Prime Minister's Office Call Centre 1376

Foreign Ministry's Call Centre 02-6435262

Navy Joint Civil Afairs 02-4754521

Royal Thai Air Force Help Centre
02-5341702, 02-5341709

Phuket Call Centre 198 (Thai), 199 (English)
or 076-216101, 076-211001

Phangnga Call Centre 198 (Thai), 199 (English)
or 076-411525, 076-411179

Krabi Call Centre 198 (Thai), 199 (English)
or 075-611302, 075-624161-3

Trang Call Center 198 (Thai), 199 (English)
or 075-214382

Satun Call Centre 198 (Thai), 199 (English)
or 074-722121-2, 074-722296

Ranong Call Centre 198 (Thai), 199 (English)
or 077-813401-3, 077-823257

Meteorological Department 02-3994568

Donations can be made at

PM Office's Disaster Relief Fund,
Government Savings Bank,
Government House Branch
Saving Account No. 00-0025-20-014972-3

Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department,
Food Relief Fund Government Savings Bank,
Interior Ministry Branch
Saving Account No. 00-0006-20-014496-3

Krung Thai Bank, Headquarters
Savings Account No. 000-0-01049-9

Siam Commerical Bank, Headquarters,
Chequing Account No. 111-3-05400-0

To check the list of dead and injured:

1. ems.narenthorn.or.th

Username: user
Password: password

2. www.disaster.go.th
Source: Bangkok Post

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Helplines in Cuddalore, India

The Cuddalore District Collector, Gagandeep Singh Bedi, has said that people can dial the following numbers to know about the tsunami victims and the relief measures.

Cuddalore and surrounding villages: relief measures - Project Officer, District Rural Development Agency, Cuddalore, 94433-32309; damages - District Revenue Officer, Cuddalore, 94433-85580.

Chidambaram and surrounding villages: relief - Sub-Collector (Parangipettai Government High School information centre) 04144-253950, 94432-11078.

Killai and surrounding villages: Revenue Divisional Officer, Vridhachalam, and Killai police station, 04144-249228, 94439-88443.

For missing persons one can contact the Information Centre, Cuddalore Taluk office, 04142-295010, 295015, 98423-51000, 98423-45000.

Source: The Hindu

Local Aid in Chennai, India

Here's more information on what the locals in Chennai, India can do to help the relief efforts:

The Indian Red Cross Society has invited contributions in cash and kind for tsunami-affected families. Please contact 28554548/4425/4117/ 28586997.

People wanting to volunteer/ donate blankets, clothes, medicines, contact Community Development Centre, Madras Medical Mission, J.J. Nagar 26565920, extension 2032.

Exnora Clothes Bank is collecting new and used clothes for the affected people. Contact 28153377/ 24759477.

Clothes, medicines and cheques may be handed over to the Jesuit Residence, Loyola College.

Dr. Dathu Rao Memorial Charitable Trust is offering shelter around 30 to 40 children orphaned or abandoned after the calamity. Contact 24928366.

Mata Amritanandamayi Math is collecting rice, clothes, medicine and money. Contact 23764063/582, 22425736, 55175186.

To help affected persons in and around Neelangarai, contact Priya on 25506284.

The Indian Doctors for Peace and Development is collecting medicines, blankets, saris and vessels. Contact 9444183776/ 28218191/ 26428838/24941277.

Doctors offering free medical treatment: Dr. G. S. Kailaash, Srinivas Poly Clinic and Lab, 203, Kutcheri Road, Mylapore. Phone 52064051; Dr. K. R. Muthuswamy, Second Trust Main Road, Mandavelipakkam, Phone: 24951736; for free treatment of children: Dr. Chithra Kailaash (Phone 52064051); free medicare: M.K. Nursing Home, 25, R.S.M. Road, Old Washermenpet; Sugam Hospital, Tiruvottriyur; Venkateswara Hospital, 121 A, Chamiers Road, Nandanam, 52125212;

To report details on missing children contact Childline 1098 or Don Bosco Anbu Illam, 25352101/ 94440 31098.

The Indian Council for Child Welfare, Tamil Nadu, has set up a children's disaster relief fund, especially for those who have lost a parent, to meet their immediate needs and ensure there is no disruption in education. Contact 26260097/26282833.

Planet Yumm, Arun Ice Cream and Sangeetha Relief Centre are collecting blankets, clothes and utensils for victims at Thiruvarur. Contributions may be dropped in at their city outlets.

Employees of the Power Grid Corporation of India are supporting relief measures of the authorities. R. P. Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, announced a contribution of Rs. 45 lakhs to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund and said the local units in States were arranging distribution of food and clothes.

Blankets needed

Krishnammal Jagannathan, secretary of the Land For Tillers Freedom, a voluntary organisation based in Nagapattinam district, said more blankets were required for the victims in the district and appealed to the people to send them either to the LAFTI, Vinoba Ashram, Kuthur - 611 105, Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu. Phone: 04366-275443 and 275540. E-mail: laftitngsm@yahoo.co.in) or Udhavum Ullangal, Memorial School Campus, 2 Guild Street, T.Nagar, Chennai 600017. Mobile: 94441-97473).

Source: The Hindu

Andaman, India Aid

SEED is trying to help the victims in Andaman and here's how to help them:

SEEDS is launching relief operations in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. We will start operation of one relief camp in Port Blair on the morning of 29 December, and another in a day. Relief distribution will include dry rations, clothing, bedding, utensils and essential commodities. Relief will be distributed in accordance with local and contextual appropriateness.

Mode of International Fund Transfer:
Account Name: SEEDS
Account Number: 52810017829
Bank: Standard Chartered Bank, M-1, South Extension Part-II, New Delhi, INDIA
Swift Code: SCBLINBBDEL

Mode of National Fund Transfer:
Crossed cheque or bank draft in the name of `SEEDS’
Send to SEEDS, D-6, Panchsheel Enclave, New Delhi - 110017
Information:
Email: info@seedsindia.org Tel: (91-11) 26498371 Fax: (91-11) 26498372
Control Room: (91-11) 30994155 Cellphones: Anshu (91) 9810066976, Lakshmi (91) 9810596614

*Donors in the United States of America
Donors in the USA can transfer funds to GeoHazards International (www.geohaz.org), our partner
organisation. GHI is a 501(C)3 organisation and will offer tax exemptions on donations.

Checks be made in the name of GeoHazards International

Mark the checks `For India Tsunami Relief’

Cheks can be sent to:
GeoHazards International
200 Town and Country Village
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: (650) 614-9050
Fax: (650) 614-9051

They can also be given to any of the following contact persons in your area:

Deepak Virmani
270 Luis Munoz Marin Blvd., Apt. 11K
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Phone: (201) 536-1116, (202) 258-3502
dvirma@hotmail.com

Prof Rajendra Singh
206 Riggs Hall
Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina29634
Phone: (864) 656-0919 Fax: (864) 656-5910
rajendra.singh@ces.clemson.edu


Priya Sampath
300 Three Islands Boulevard, Apt 108
Hallandale Beach
Fl 33009-2800
954 454 5370 (home)
954 559 9856 (cell)
561 306 9757 (cell #2)

John Edwards
John Edwards Architecture
535 West 110 Street, Suite 10-J
New York City, New York 10025
o: 212-531-2949
m:917-470-1238
jequestnyc@aol.com
info@johnedwardsarchitecture.com

Source: IndiaSeeds (Warning: PDF Link)

Update:

VIDE which is a chapter of SEEDS is also very much involved in the relief efforts in India (particularly in Andaman). You can donate to their efforts here.

Indonesia Aid Information

Aid support for quake and tsunami in ACEH and NORTH SUMATRA (INDONESIA) can be delivered via:

1) Indosiar
Bank account in BCA, under the name of:
Indosiar: 001 - 304 - 0009

2) RCTI
Bank account in BCA under the name of RCTI: 128 - 300 -7000

3) Coordinator of People Welfare Rep. of Indonesia
Bank account under the name of the Head of Welfare Bureau
Name: I Nyoman Meweh
Bank account in BNI Harmoni branch: 07 000 311 2717 911

4) Aid center in Halim Perdanakusuma and local Welfare Office

5) Telephone number for coordinator in Medan: 061 - 456 6524

Aids needed: Tents, Kitchen tools, Cemetery tools, Medicine, Baby foods, sanitary and other health goods for women, generator set, clothes, blankets, fresh water.

Source: Anonymous Poster in the Comments Section

Please use this Comments section to post your suggestions and information that you may have.

List of agencies from Canda collecting Aid

The following non-profit organizations are among those collecting donations to help survivors of tsunami:

Canadian Red Cross
1-800-418-1111
(or donate through your local Red Cross office)

UNICEF Canada
1-800-567-4483
UNICEF Canada
2200 Yonge St., Suite 1100
Toronto, Ont.
M4S 2C6

Oxfam Canada
1-800-466-9326
Asian Earthquake/Floods Relief, Oxfam Canada
200-215 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Ont.
M5T 2C7

World Vision Canada
1-800-268-5528

CARE Canada
1-800-267-5232

Mennonite Central Committee
1-888-622-6337

Canadian Tamil Congress
416-751-8777

Canadian Relief Organization for Peace in Sri Lanka
416-429-2822

Helpline - Bangkok

Help line in Bangkok — the phone number is 00-662-2604166

Special Coordinating Unit - Sri Lanka

An Emergency Coordinating Unit has been established at the President's Office to expedite relief operations and assist victims of Sunday's tidal waves. This unit will also collate and make available information about those affected, the Office of the President said yesterday.

The Unit can be contacted on 011-2435082, 011-4733531, 011-2437362 and 011-4733427.

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Those seeking information about American Citizens

The State Department on Monday established a toll-free telephone number for inquiries about U.S. citizens affected by the Asian earthquake and tsunamis.

The public may call toll free at 888-407-4747. Overseas, people may call 317-472-2328.

Those seeking information also can contact the department's Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management at 202-647-5225.

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Monday, December 27, 2004

IA plans 15 relief flights

IA plans 15 relief flights in one single day

IIn the aftermath of the devastating floods in Port Blair, Indian Airlines has continued with its operations to evacuate stranded tourists and other people, on 29th December, IA plans to operate as many as 15 relief flights on a single day - 7 from Chennai and 8 from Kolkata to carry 1785 passengers. As a consequence many scheduled flights of Alliance Air are required to be cancelled.

It has also been decided to carry all relief material free of cost. The Regional Directors of Indian Airlines can be contacted for carriage of relief material at the following telephone numbers:

Northern Region, Delhi -- 25672800

Eastern Region, Kolkata -- 22116953

Southern Region, Chennai -- 22561070

Western Region, Mumbai -- 26156788



Special cells have been set up at Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai to disseminate flight information, with the following telephone numbers:

Kolkata -- 22116869, 22110041

Chennai -- 22560022

Delhi --- 25674270, 25672226

Mumbai -- 26156986

High Commissions in the affected Countries

One of the ways to finding missing people:
1. Get in touch with the local High commission of your country, please see list below.
2. The embassy should be able to get you the airline they traveled in and the travel agent
3. From the travel agent, get the name of the hotel/s that they checked into
4. Get in touch with the hotel
5. If not, get in touch with local hospitals and use the resources provided on this blog to find locals in that city to ask for help.
6. Pray and we will join you.

High Commissions and Embassies in Indian cities

Commissions and Embassies in Sri Lanka (Colombo)

Commissions and Embassies in Indonesia

Commissions and Embassies in Thailand

Commissions and Embassies in Malaysia

Commissions and Embassies in Burma/ Myanmar

Sri Lanka missing persons info

please email: infoslbc@lankabellnet.com

Morquendi says it's the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corp email so not too promising, but worth trying.

Emergency Disaster Unit- Sri Lankan Presidential Secretariat

An Emergency Disaster Unit to deal with the emergency situation of the tidal wave disaster has been set up at the Presidential Secretariat. This unit will also collect all details about the persons displaced due to this devastation.

The contact numbers of this center is as follows.

011-2435082
011-4733531
011-2437365
011-4733427

Source

Sri Lankan army looks for help:

"Sri Lanka Army calls upon all Sri Lankans and Friends based overseas to come forward at this critical juncture of our contemporary history and extend their humanitarian assistance to those affected families."

Contact for more details:
Tel: No. 00-94-1-2355180 or 2446777
Mobile: 0777-3082585
Fax: 00-94-1-2541755

Source

Apollo Hospitals joins relief efforts

Its hospitals in Chennai, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, Madurai and in Sri Lankan capital Colombo are gearing up to manage the situation and any future emergency.

They have created a helpline for people reach them and the employees, including doctors, have contributed a day's pay collecting Rs one crore for calamity relief.

Apollo Hospitals is co-ordinating relief activities for flood victims affected by the recent calamity. Desperately need clothes, sheets, vessels now!

Kindly send assistance in any form in cash or in kind to :
Yoga Centre
Apollo Hospitals
21, Greams Lane, Chennai 600 006
Ph.: 044 28294343 / 28293982, 1600 331066 (Toll Free)

Pre-frabricated toilets for use in Affected areas

Sintex manufactures prefabricated toilets for quick installation and portability.
These were created for used in quake affected areas and were used extensively in Bhuj after the earth quake.

Please get in touch with Sintex at the following address:

Sintex Industries Ltd.,
Plastics Division,
Kalol,
North Gujarat - 382 721 INDIA
Phone: +91-2764-224301/2/3/4/5 Email: plastic@sintex.co.in

Here are the details: Toilet Block

Potable Drinking Water in Tamil Nadu- UNICEF

After a chat with Corrine Woods at Unicef.

Corrine told us that UNICEF is supplying 500 litre water tanks in Nagapattanam and Cuddalore among other places.

Corrine suggested to get in touch with Janet Michaels at the Chennai office at 044-24350332.

Janet will direct you to the right program office who can help you with potable water which seems to be the critical need of the hour.

More Contact Details

Those interested in helping may contact the following people.
For people affected in India:
Chennai

Ashok from The Banyan: 91-44-26530504
ashok@thebanyan.org
Sulek and Pravin from DBA:91-44-26630063
spravin@dba-corp.com
If you want to help contribute by giving used clothes, you call Kriba at 91-98415 97744
If anyone is interested in helping out the affected people near the Neelankarai area, please contact Priya at 91-44-25506284

US

Please contact
Mr.V.G. Dev - President, FeTNA - dev@geneticsassociates.com
Mr.V.J. Babu annaiillam@comcast.net


For people affected in SriLanka
UK
Tel: UK 0044 2081 00 00 00
Fax: UK 0044 208 100 00 03
email: info@tamilshealth.com

Source

UNICEF Offices and Contact numbers

All UNICEF offices in the region have been mobilized to support relief efforts. Emergency supplies are on stand-by at the UNICEF global supply hub in Copenhagen and relief flights can be launched at any hour.

UNICEF press officers coordinating information and interviews:

Martin Dawes, for India, Sri Lanka and Maldives: (977-1) 417-082 x222 mdawes@unicef.org

Shantha Bloemen, for Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia: (66-2) 356-9407 sbloemen@unicef.org

Damien Personnaz, UNICEF Geneva: (41-22) 909-5716 dpersonnaz@unicef.org

Alfred Ironside, UNICEF HQ, New York: (1-212) 326-7261 aironside@unicef.org

Contact info/relief funds for Thailand

The Thai government has set up emergency numbers for anyone looking for missing relatives, the phone numbers are +66 76 214492 or +66 1 643 2755. These are supposed to be English language hotlines, but if you had trouble communicating with them in English, please leave a comment for me here in this post (or email me) with your contact information, I will be more than happy to make the call for you. Please don't hesitate, I am more than happy to help.

If you'd like to contact your embassy to report your friends or relatives who are still unaccounted for, the telephone numbers for embassies in Bangkok are as follow:

Australia +66 2 287 2680
Belgium +66 2 679 5454
Canada +66 2 636 0540
China +66 2 245 7032, +66 2 245 7033 or +662 245 7036
Denmark +66 2 213 2021, +66 2 213 2022, +66 2 213 2023, +66 2 213 2024, +66 2 213 2025 or +66 2 245 7036
Finland +66 2 256 9306, +66 2 256 9307, +66 2 256 9308, +66 2 256 9309
France +66 2 266 8250, +66 2 266 8251, +66 2 266 8252, +66 2 266 8253, +66 2 266 8254, +66 2 266 8255, +66 2 266 8256 or +662 266 0550, +662 266 0551, +662 266 0552, +662 266 0553
Germany +66 2 287 9000
Ireland +66 2 638 0303
Israel +66 2 260 4854, +66 2 260 4855, +66 2 260 4856, +66 2 260 4857, +66 2 260 4858, +66 2 260 4859
Singapore +66 2 286 2111
Sweden +66 2 263 7200
UK +66 2 253 0191, +66 2 253 0192, +66 2 253 0193, +66 2 253 0194, +66 2 253 0195, +66 2 253 0196, +66 2 253 0197, +66 2 253 0198, +66 2 253 0199
USA +66 2 205 4000.

The Thai government has also set up a number of relief funds for this tragedy, the list could be found here.

More Control Room Helpline Numbers

India's External Affairs Ministry has set up control rooms in Delhi besides Thailand, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Maldives, Singapore and Malaysia to provide assistance to Indians in the tidal wave-hit areas.

The Delhi control room will be headed by Additional Secretary Talmiz Ahmed.

The telephone numbers are: 00-91-23011849/23382248. E-mail: asad@mea.gov.in & psasad@mea.gov.in

The control room numbers in other countries are:

Bangkok (Thailand): Tel No: 00-662-2604166/2580300-05; Fax No: 00-662-2584627/2621740. E-mail: indiaemb@mozart.inet.co.th

Jakarta (Indonesia): Tel No: 00-62-21-5204153, Fax No: 00-62-21-5204160; E-mail:
eoijkt@indo.net.id & ambindia@indo.net.in


Colombo: Tel No: 00-94-11-2472684/2422788; Fax No: 00-94-11-2446403/2448166; E-mail:
hoc.colombo@mea.gov.in

Male (Maldives): Tel No: 00-960-324857/323015; Fax No: 00-960-324778; E-Mail:
hoc.male@mea.gov.in & itm.male@mea.gov.in

Singapore: Tel No: 00-65-90262594/97536565;

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia): Tel No: 00-603-20953369 E-mail: highcomm@po.jaring.my & fsch@po.jaring.my

Info about Indians overseas- Indian missions abroad

Indian Embassy control rooms and contact numbers created to provide information about the Tsunami in various countries:

CONTROL ROOM/HELPLINE TELEPHONE NUMBERS SET UP IN NEW DELHI AND BY INDIAN MISSIONS ABROAD

Control Room (24-hr),
Ministry of External Affairs,
New Delhi
Tel.No. 00-91-11-2301 1954, 2301 2292, 2301 7160
Fax.No. 00-91-11-2301 3945, 2301 0889

Bangkok (Thailand)
Embassy of India
Tel.No. 00-662-260 4166
Fax Nos.00-662-2584627/2621740
General Tel. Nos.00-662-2580300-05
E-mail: indiaemb@mozart.inet.co.th

Jakarta (Indonesia)
Tel.No. 00-62-21-5204153
Fax No. 00-62-21-5204160
E-mail: eoijkt@indo.net.id & ambindia@indo.net.id

Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Tel.Nos.00-94-11-2472684 & 2422788
Fax Nos.00-94-11-2446403 & 2448166
Email: hoc.Colombo@mea.gov.in

Male (Maldives)
Tel.Nos.00-960-324857 & 323015
Fax No. 00-960-324778
Mobile No. 00-960-771728
E-mail: hoc.male@mea.gov.in & Itm.male@mea.gov.in

Singapore
Tel.Nos. 00-65-9026 2594 & 9753 6565
Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
Tel. No. 00-603-2095 3369
Fax No. 00-603-20933507 & 2092 5826
E-mail: highcomm@po.jaring.my & fsch@po.jaring.my

Listing of important numbers for Indian citizens both in affected parts of India and abroad

Originally sourced from Wikipedia, with additions by the team.

Emergency Numbers in India

* National Control room in Delhi
headed by Dr.P.Ravinderan, director of Emergency Medical Relief:
+91-11-23017457
+91-11-23017302
Source: rediff

* Regional - Tamil Nadu - Chennai Corporation Emergency numbers:
+91-44-2538 3783
+91-44-2538 4670
+91-442538 1330
Source: TN Govt


* Sri Lankan Deputy High Commission
196, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai-600 018
+91-44-24660353
+91-9840064128
+91-9444010999
Fax: +91-44-24987894
Source: NewIndPress

* Regional - Kerala - State Secretariat disaster management control room:
+91-471-2333198,
+91-471-2518700
Source: Kerala Govt.

* Regional - Andaman and Nicobar - Emergency numbers:
Secretariat
+91-3192-233110
+91-3192-234087
Deputy Commissioner's Office
+91-3192-231945
+91-3192-233089
Inspector General of Police
100
+91-3192-232100
FAX: +91-3192-239693
Source: Govt of India

* Regional - Pondicherry
STATE RELIEF COMMISSIONER
1070
REGIONAL RELIEF COMMISSIONER
1077
Toll Free Numbers


Emergency Numbers in disaster affected countries for Indian nationals

Colombo (Sri Lanka)
+94-11-2472684
+94-11-2422788
+94-11-2446403
+94-11-2448166
hoc.Colombo@mea.gov.in

Jakarta (Indonesia)
+62-21-5204153
+62-21-5204160
eoijkt@indo.net.id
ambindia@indo.net.id

Male (Maldives)
+960-324857
+960-323015
+960-324778
+960-771728
hoc.male@mea.gov.in
Itm.male@mea.gov.in

Bangkok (Thailand)
+662-2604166
+662-2580300 thru 05
+662-2584627/2621740
indiaemb@mozart.inet.co.th

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
+603-2095 3369
+603-20933507
+603-2092 5826
highcomm@po.jaring.my
fsch@po.jaring.my

Singapore
+65-9026 2594
+65-9753 6565

In case of any difficulty contact:
Shri Talmiz Ahmad
Addl. Secretary (AD)
Ministry of External Affairs
New Delhi
Tel: +91-11-2301 1849 (Off)
Tel: 00-91-11-2338 2248 (Res)
E-mail: asad@mea.gov.in & psasad@mea.gov.in

Friday, January 01, 1999

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