BURBANK, California (December 27, 2004) – Burbank, CA based charity Islamic

Relief USA is urgently appealing for donations to assist the victims of the

Tsunamis in Asia. The earthquake which caused the Tsunamis, measured at

9.0 on the Richter scale has killed over 23,000 people so far. The death toll is

expected to rise significantly in the coming days.

Islamic Relief Worldwide Response

IRW has launched an initial $1,350,000 appeal to assist the victims. This

includes an initial  $270,650 for relief and rehabilitation intervention in the

region, and $27,000 to meet the immediate needs of victims in Sri Lanka.

IRW is constantly monitoring events and making contact with those on the

ground in Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka. Our representative in Sri Lanka is

performing a needs assessment. An Emergency Response Team will be

operational in Sri Lanka within the next 5 to 7 days.

An assessment team from our Indonesia office has left for Aceh, Indonesia

and our partners in India are on their way to Chennai for an assessment.

The victims of the disaster are in need of medical supplies, tents and

sanitation facilities. Islamic Relief USA will continue to send updates as

additional information becomes available.

NOTE TO EDITOR:

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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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