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Tsunami Disaster Relief Appeal

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We at would like to extend our condolences to those who have lost family members, relatives and loved ones in the South East Asia earthquake.

There are still many thousands of people missing and the death toll is likely to reach more than 100,000. Many of the areas affected by the tsunami waves have been totally devastated with millions of people short of food and basic necessities.

If you wish to make a donation to help survivors in the regions affected by the earthquake, please go to one of the links below.

The Disasters Emergency Committee is an umbrella group of UK aid organisations - including ActionAid, British Red Cross, Oxfam - working to provide clean water, food and shelter to thousands. To call from the UK dial 0870 60 60 900.

The United Nations World Food Programme is seeking donations to feed victims of the earthquake.

Medecins Sans Frontieres is sending aid workers to the region, focusing on medical care for survivors and displaced people after the rescue operations.

Islamic Relief has also launched an appeal to provide medical supplies, tents and sanitation facilities for those affected.

The United Nations Children's Fund, Unicef is working to meet the "urgent needs of hundreds of thousands of people" affected by the tsunami disaster.

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR which has been helping victims of conflicts in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, is delivering relief supplies to tsunami survivors in both countries.

Save the Children has already flown a plane out to Sri Lanka carrying plastic sheeting for temporary shelter, tents to run children's services from, and essentials such as clothing and cooking utensils.

Anti-poverty organisation Care International has already provided food for thousands of affected people in Sri Lanka.

The Islamic charity, Muslim Hands is collecting money and sending volunteers to help in Indonesia and Malaysia.

The Red Cross, and its sister charity the Red Crescent, is supplying blankets, cooking utensils and other crucial goods. It has had to set up a new site because of the unprecedented demand from people wanting to make donations.

Medair is providing emergency support to agencies with a long term presence in Sri Lanka and its medical experts are assessing the likelihood of malaria and diarrhea.

Concern is working with local partners to meet the needs of families in the devastated coastal villages of Tamil Nadu, the worst affected state in India.

The International Rescue Committee is providing emergency supplies and materials to "people most affected by the crisis."

The Salvation Army has local teams working in a number of affected areas and has sent a team from its international headquarters.

Muslim Aid has already donated £100,000 towards the purchase of food, clothing and medicine in the region but wants to raise more.

The Child Relief and You (CRY) organization is an Indian NGO that works for the benefit of underprivileged Indian children. To donate, please follow the link below and click on the CRY-Tsunami Relief Fund button.