BURBANK, California (December 30, 2004) –  The death toll from the

devastating tsunamis in Asia has reached 120,000, and The World Health

Organization says as many as five million people are at risk, with little water,

food or shelter.

The United Nations reported that the disaster would require the biggest relief

effort the world has ever seen.

Islamic Relief Worldwide Launches $10 Million Appeal, Begins Work on the

Ground

Islamic Relief Worldwide’s Emergency Response Team in Indonesia has begun

distributing food, water, and emergency medical aid through its temporary

office in Banda Aceh. IRW is working in Indonesia in coordination with the

Indonesian Red Crescent.

IRW’s Emergency Response Team in Sri Lanka has begun distributing hygiene

kits to the affected population.

IRW will be also be providing water and sanitation facilities, as well as food

and water to the victims.

IRW is also working in Chennai, India with its partners to implement

emergency projects in the next few days.

NOTE TO EDITOR:

PLEASE INCLUDE ISLAMIC RELIEF USA IN THE “WAYS TO HELP” SECTION OF

YOUR STORY

Islamic Relief USA is accepting donations on the internet, via telephone, and

postal mail.

To donate, visit www.irw.org/asiaquake or call toll free at (888) 479-4968.

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