Latest Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake Stories
By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Donor nations rushed doctors, helicopters, water and tents to quake-devastated Pakistan on Monday as the death toll from the disaster topped 20,000.
By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Relief efforts in Indonesia's Aceh province need to speed up because thousands of tsunami survivors still rely on basic rations nine months after the disaster, the United Nations World Food Programme said on Monday.
By Michele Gershberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. companies offered up everything from bed sheets to sunscreen and cell phones for thousands left homeless by Hurricane Katrina in what corporate charity experts believe will be their largest donation drive.
By Caroline Drees WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Private donations to U.S. charities bringing meals, water and shelter to victims of Hurricane Katrina soared past $200 million on Friday, as the Salvation Army warned it was running out of food and other supplies.
By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations on Thursday offered to help the United States provide disaster relief to the victims of Hurricane Katrina as the storm's devastation challenged the U.S. authorities' ability to cope.
Cargo planes touched down with aid Wednesday, bearing everything from lentils to water purifiers to help survivors facing the threat of epidemic after this week's quake-tsunami catastrophe. The death toll across 12 nations has increased to more than 80,000.
- A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.