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DESTROYED FOR 'RELIEF'
All down saar
Tsunami relief in Tamilnadu may have taken on an altogether unexpected colour. Some villages escaped the giant tides, but in Shanmuganagar, villagers destroyed their own homes, when the tsunami itself did not. Why? "We were scared, and they promised us a new house," finds Dilip D'Souza.
Dilip D'Souza | Tsunami relief | Tamilnadu
October 2005

OPINION : LEAKY TSUNAMI RELIEF
Not that lucky
Eight months since the December 2004 tsunami, Dilip D'Souza returned to Nagore near Nagapattinam, Tamilnadu, to find that plenty of boats donated by NGOs were poorly built. As 'relief', many fishermen received boats that leak and one boat reportedly split under their feet on its first trip out to sea.
Dilip D'Souza | Tamilnadu
September 2005

A & N ISLANDS - SIX MONTHS LATER
The betrayal of tsunami survivors
A blinkered bureaucracy has proved to be utterly insensitive to the Andaman and Nicobar islanders. Instead of helping them rebuild their lives, the government is reinforcing practices of dependence and subservience while pushing its warped version of relief and redevelopment, writes Colin Gonsalves.
Combat Law Issue # 4.3
September 2005

WOMEN
Restructuring society, post-tsunami
Many widows and destitute women in the fishing communities of Tamilnadu have been left out of tsunami relief because of acute gender bias. Men are also abusing relief funds on liquor, with women bearing the brunt. NGOs are trying to erode rigid attitudes, reports Freny Manecksha.
Women | Tamilnadu
June 2005

MEDIA
Gender, media and tsunamis
Can there possibly be a gender angle to the tsunami story? Certainly, says Ammu Joseph, pointing out that women from economically and socially deprived communities usually bear the brunt of disasters, thanks to the gender dimension of social inequality and inequity.
Ammu Joseph | Media
February 2005

BLOGGING
Bloggers connect people, hasten relief
In the immediate aftermath of the 26 December tsunamis, many bloggers visited the affected areas. Their eyewitness accounts brought the horrors of the devastation to distant audiences and were instrumental in garnering widespread relief support, writes Rasika Dhavse.
Tsumami disaster | Creative media
January 2005

OPINION: AFTERMATH
The shape of common sense
In Samiyarpettai, sub-collector Rajendra Ratnoo had put together a disaster management plan as a test case just two months ago. When the tsunami came last December 26, Ratnoo's plan worked spectacularly. Over one hundred survived because of it. That was an achievement, says Dilip D'Souza.
Dilip D'Souza | Tamilnadu
January 2005

OPINION : RELIEF
Trust, but verify
For the great majority of us who are far from the Tsunami disaster, the easiest thing to contribute is money. Finding someone who'll take our money is easy. But a recipient's annual report summarising relief transactions is not enough to tell us how our money was used, says Ashwin Mahesh.
Ashwin Mahesh | Opinions
January 2005

REPORT : AFTERMATH
Nagapattinam inching closer to normalcy
"We were pushed out of the queues for food, relief material, an even drinking water", says Bama Rajazhagan, a dalit. But not all is gloomy in Nagapattinam; district machinery, voluntary organisations, and the army are lending support to rebuilding. Krithika Ramalingam reports.
Tamilnadu | Dalits
January 2005

OPINION
Tsunami, mangroves and market economy
The Tsunami of 26 December did not invade several coastlines around the Indian ocean to the degree it did many others because of mangroves and coral reefs. Mangroves offer double protection, but India has seen their rampant cutting down in favour of tourism and shrimp farming, says Devinder Sharma.
Devinder Sharma | Forests
January 2005

REPORT: AFTERMATH
Relief critical to stem school dropouts
With tens of thousands still displaced over a week since the Tsunami disaster, some schools are yet to reopen and others are seeing low attendance. And as children wait anxiously in TN relief camps, more awe-inspiring stories are emerging. Krithika Ramalingam reports.
Tamilnadu
January 2005

TSUNAMI RELIEF

Disaster coverage, key links and contact information, funding and relief advisories, facts about tsunamis and more.

RELIEF ORGANISATIONS
Names and contact information
Map Source: Mapunity

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Map tools - Tamilnadu coastline
Taluks (66 Kb) | Villages (960 Kb) | Roads (230 Kb)

NOTE: You will need a GIS reader to view these zipped shape files. A useful and free GIS browser is ArcExplorer, which can be downloaded here. [Data from South Indian Population Information System.]


Send letters regarding the Tsumami disaster to The Editors, with the subject "Tsunami".
CONTRIBUTIONS
external links

DONATE ONLINE
- The Hindu Relief Fund
- AID Relief Fund
- Asha Tsunami Relief Fund
- GiveIndia.org (India, UK donors)
- GiveWorld.org (US donors)
- North American Red Cross
- Sulekha-AID Relief Fund
- Prime Minister's National Relief Fund
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Oxfam UK

DONATE BY CHEQUE
- Prime Minister's National Relief Fund
- TN Chief Minister's Relief Fund

SRI LANKA RELIEF
- Sarvodaya.org
- Tamils Rehabilitation Organization
- Tamils Rehabilitation (donors abroad)
- Sri Lanka PM's Relief Fund

GOVT. INFORMATION & CONTACTS

Tsunami damage, latest govt reports
National Disaster Management website at the Union Home Ministry.

Statewise district maps
Andaman and Nicobar | Tamilnadu | Andhra Pradesh | Orissa

State and district officals
Contact info from TN, Goa, Kerala, and Pondicherry.
Microsoft Excel file, 208 Kb

Chennai emergency telephone numbers
044 - 2538 3783, 2538 4670, 2538 1330

ABOUT TSUNAMIS

Frequently asked questions PMEL, NOAA, United States.

Tsunami Information Resource
University of Washington - Seattle


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