Saturday, May 27, 2006

Indonesia Help

Here's a website with updated information on the quake, missing person lists, and pictures/videos.

Earthquake relief

So, if you're like me, you've spent the morning freaking out.
To break myself out of this state, I've decided to do some research and find some resources to help out. When I did a search for organizations doing disaster relief, I came across this BBC page. This post was in response to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. There are a bunch of great links to a number of different organizations who can help out in this time of crisis. I've also put a link to the IFRC donation page on the sidebar if you want to support their efforts.
I'd also like to open this topic to the readers of this blog. Do you have any links or resources you would like to share? Pass them on and I'll post them.

Indonesian earthquake report

Here's a link to a Voice of America story about the quake with links to an audio report by Chad.
Feels good to hear his voice.

Massive earthquake in central Indonesia.

Hey folks, Daydreamthief here doing a quick guest post for Chad.
If you haven't heard the news yet, there was a 6.2 earthquake that struck near Jogjakarta in central Indonesia early Saturday morning. Initial reports estimate the death toll around 2700-3000 and with thousands injured and trapped. Officials with the ministry's geological division are concerned that the seismic activity will trigger a larger eruption of Mount Merapi.
I talked to Chad this morning in Jakarta, and he was fine but getting ready to head back to Jogjakarta to report on the disaster. As you can imagine that region is completely chaotic, so communication with Chad might be a little difficult, but we'll try to keep the information updated on this site. If you would like to help I'll put a link to the International Red Cross/Red Crescent donation page. Trish will probably be in better contact with Chad so be sure to check out her blog when you can.
Here are some news links to keep you up to date.
The Jakarta Post
BBC News
Guardian Unlimited
New York Times

(image via The Jakarta Post)