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Tuesday
Dec282004

Tsunami's Toll Surpasses 55,000

Tsunami's Toll Surpasses 55,000

Rescuers Battle to Reach Survivors as Diseases Become Major Concern

The death toll in 12 countries soared to at least 55,000, and thousands of bodies were decomposing on beaches and streets and wedged among shattered husks of trees. Survivors wandered in search of family members, hungry, at times drinking contaminated water, many not having received any help.

The World Health Organization in Geneva warned on Tuesday that tens of thousands of people could face death from cholera, typhoid and other diseases.

<a
href="http://www.reliefweb.int/w/rwc.nsf/NGOs?OpenForm&Query=United+States+of+America">ReliefWeb</a>
list of US Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) that
may be providing support to the relief effort in
Asia.<br>
<a href="http://www.careusa.org/">CARE USA</a><br>
<a href="http://www.ifrc.org/">International Red
Cross/Red Crescent</a><br>
<a href="http://www.savethechildren.org">Save The
Children</a><br>
<a href="http://www.unicefusa.org">UNICEF USA</a><br>
<a href="http://www.NetAid.org">NetAid</a><br>
<a href="http://www.unicef.org">UNICEF</a><br>
<a href="http://www.PlanUSA.org">Plan USA</a><br>
<a href="http://www.jewishthailand.com">Jewish
Community of Thailand</a><br>
<a href="http://www.directrelief.org">Direct Relief
International</a><br>

 

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.

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Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

Charity sees the need not the cause.

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German Proverb

A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.

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Jack London (1876 - 1916)

In charity there is no excess.

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Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626), Of Goodness, and Goodness of Nature (1625)

The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation.

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William Hutton

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