Australian NGOs are providing emergency assistance to the many communities in Sri Lanka, the Maldives, India, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia that were devastated by the massive earthquake and tsunamis on 26 December 2004.
Australian aid agencies are supporting their local partners in these countries to assist the millions of families that have been left homeless. The most immediate need is for drinking water, food, medical supplies and shelter.
Australia and New Zealand must ensure that the Solomon Islands intervention force upholds human rights, Pacific non-governmental organisations meeting in Auckland said today.
ACFOA members undertake a wide range of activities with Solomon Island partners in all sectors.
A joint statement by Australian civil society groups
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