WASHINGTON, DC (December 27, 2005) – The Embassy of the Republic of
Indonesia, along with international non-governmental organization (NGO)
Islamic Relief, and the International Institute for Psychosocial Development
will be hosting a remembrance event for last year’s tsunami victims.
The event, entitled “A Year After – Remembrance for the Tsunami Victims” will
be held at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Washington, DC. The
Indonesian Community Association (IKI) is also helping coordinate the event.
Islamic Relief immediately responded to the needs of tsunami victims in
Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and India, providing emergency food, shelter,
healthcare, and income generation projects. Long-term rehabilitation and
reconstruction projects are underway. The International Institute for
Psychosocial Development is currently assisting tsunami victims in Indonesia
with much-needed mental health programs.
Representatives from the U.S. State Department are scheduled to attend the
event. In addition, over 30 NGOs, Ambassadors from tsunami-affected
countries, and representatives from USAID and the United Nations Office of
the Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery have also been invited to
“It is our hope that with this and other similar events, the world does not
forget the plight of tsunami survivors. The victims will need our assistance for
years to come,” said Rizwan Mowlana, Director of Governmental Relations for
Islamic Relief. “It is imperative that we all work together as a global
community to ensure that their needs are met.”
Media professionals are invited to attend the event.
Hors d’Oeuvres and light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by calling
Ms. Dewi Masfar at (202) 775-5300/5306 or email
One Year Tsunami Anniversary Remembrance Program
Thursday, December 29, 2005
3:45 – 5:15pm
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
2020 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC, 20036