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Posted on 12/30/2004 2:41:32 PM PST by to_zion
Deutsche Telekom donates 1 Million Euros
As the death toll from the Indian Ocean tsunami catastrophe rises and fears of epidemics mount, Deutsche Telekom has donated immediate aid worth one million euros to the victims.
December 30, 2004 / As the company's Board Member for Human Resources, Heinz Klinkhammer said: "Deutsche Telekom and its employees are shocked by the pictures from the disaster region. We hope that our donation will help to ease the suffering in a speedy way."
The money was sent to 'Aktion Deutschland Hilft', an association of German aid organizations which pool their resources and long experience to combat major catastrophes and emergencies abroad. The aim is to provide effective help as fast as possible. The company has also asked its employees to donate what they can to help those hit by the disaster.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says disease could double the death toll after Sunday's earthquake, which caused gigantic waves to flood coastal areas all over the region. "Perhaps as many as five million people are not able to access what they need for living," newspapers quoted David Nabarro, who heads the WHO's health crisis team. "Either they cannot get water, or their sanitation is inadequate or they cannot get food."
Clean water crucial Unicef warns that children could account for up to a third of the dead, and says that the floods have contaminated water systems. This forces people to use unclean surface water.
Measuring nine on the Richter scale, the quake was one of the strongest ever recorded. Numerous aftershocks have been reported. Seismologists say they could continue for months, but are unlikely to reach the magnitude necessary to spark more deadly tsunamis.
CNN says the overall relief effort is expected to be the largest ever. According to the TV company's website, the United States was offering a total of $35 million by Wednesday, followed by Japan with $30 million. German chancellor Gerhard Schröder had promised 20 million euros (about $27 million), with Australia pledging a similar sum and Saudi Arabia promising $10 million.
Then you have a reading and hearing problem.
Why not donate to help people here at home, who don't require a Tsunami to create need, such as the widows and children of our fallen heroes, who get a mere pittance compare to the grotesque sums those greedy 9/11 widows received.
The first US payment of $35 million would be chump change to either John F'ing Kerry or TayRAYza Heinz Kerry. Wonder if this year they'll top their last year's $300 contribution to charity.
Upon what do you base your impression??
The opinion is post #4 is one example of the lack of compassion that is prevalent around here lately.
Thailand is a key ally of the US and has been for a oong time. They are the only country in SE Asia that refugees feeling persecution go to.
These areas are key tourist destinations. People of every creed and colour have been afected here.
If your complaints is for the widows of Military personnel then that is somehting you should bring up with your representative.
There are a hundred thousand dead and a million in danger of dying from lack of water and food.
long not oong
fleeing not feeling
It's good to see the compaines and countires with the resources stepping up to the plate to help with the porblems faced by many.
That's so true. I'm mighty proud.
Fox News reporting 117,000 dead. How horrible this is. Has anyone heard an update on the 3000 unaccounted for Americans previously reported?
Well, you're quite the little punk. Somehow I missed all the Sri Lankans and Thais dancing as the towers came down - maybe you can remind us all.
who get a mere pittance compare to the grotesque sums those greedy 9/11 widows received.
Greedy 9/11 widows? Yeah, they're so greedy they probably orchestrated the whole thing for their benefit.
I am referring to those women whose husbands were already multi-millionaire Wall St execs who nevertheless got $3 million from the 9/11 Fund, while the widow of a Sergeant who died in Afganistan got a miniscule death benefit. Outrageous.
I was referring to Indonesia, as you well know. Punk.
A few a%%%holes dance and you condemn an entire nation?
The reason why the west is usccesful is because we have a thing called compassion.
We turn the other cheek and give assistance when it is needed.
The public contributed the $3 million. Maybe the sargeant's widow deserved more -- but aren't these seperate issues?
Anyway what could you possibly have against the thousands of Thais and Sri Lankans who died? You really think the Indian fishermen who died were out to steal US jobs? Forty or fifty thousand dead Indonesian children were secret supporters of Al Qaeda?
Or in the case of Sri Lanka and Thailand, both allies in the war on terror, no assholes dance, but hell, Sri Lanka and Thailand and Saudi Arabia are all somewhat near each other, right? So their people deserve to die.
Well they might be commies, ya never know!
I'm getting tired of you a-holes posting this inconsiderate dreck all over FR.
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