South Asia: ADRA continues multi-country tsunami response
ADRA's office in Sri Lanka is distributing World Health Organization emergency kits, which will provide a one-month supply of medicine for 90,000 people in Colombo. These three tons of medicines, provided through ADRA Germany, arrived with a team of medical specialists. Formula, valued at nearly $16,000, is also being provided for 1,000 vulnerable infants. Water specialists are arriving from South Africa to rehabilitate the bulk water supply. Nearly 200,000 one-liter bottles of drinking water and 50,000 water purification tablets have been provided. Last night, 70 tons of additional emergency medical aid also arrived in Sri Lanka.
ADRA Indonesia began distribution of 15 tons of rice and 800 boxes of instant noodles this morning in the towns of Lhokeseumawe and Biruen. Tomorrow, ADRA Spain is planning to airlift soymilk, tofu, breakfast cereals with nuts, 500 blankets and 40,000 water purifying tablets. These items, valued at $80,000, will be distributed in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. The Government of Spain is providing the airlift. This evening, 708 personal care kits and nearly 250 pounds of toilet paper will arrive in Indonesia. These items were provided through ADRA Czech Republic. The government of the Czech Republic provided the airlift.
In India, ADRA has distributed dry food valued at $10,000 and is providing a 10-day supply of food for 7,250 people including rice, dal, cooking oil, suji (cream of wheat), and water. The project, funded by ADRA International, the Adventist church in Southeast India, and the Adventist church's regional headquarters for Southern Asia, is valued at more than $10,000. ADRA is also providing other non-food relief items such as shelter materials, blankets, drinking water, water containers, chlorine tablets, and mosquito nets.
In Thailand, care packages that include items such as rice, instant noodles, Ovaltine, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, water, medicine, and clothing have been provided for 3,000 people in Phuket Province. The kits, valued at $10,000, were funded by ADRA Thailand, ADRA Asia, and ADRA International.
In the Andaman Islands ADRA is distributing non-food emergency items such as blankets, clothing, and shelter materials.
ADRA has set up a crisis command center in Bangkok, Thailand to coordinate its network-wide response.
ADRA International urgently solicits emergency donations for this response. Only monetary donations are being accepted. Donations can be made to the Asia Tsunami Crisis Fund online at www.adra.org or by calling 800-424-ADRA (2372).
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