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WorldChanging: Another World Is Here: Tsunamis in Asia - The Morning After. The simplest visual depiction of the earthquake zone and the tsunami-effected region is at this page. It makes the significance of this as an international disaster clear in a very compact way.
Hi ,I have been researching what I think are suitable containers for water distribution to difficult locations.
http://www.bha.com.au/bhamain.swf the click on
The thing is called nautilas used in the wie /juice industry etc is a palletised flatpack which folds out to an 1100 litre tank with taps and every thing
These would be ideal for slinging under helos to deposit water at isolated points.
you could load many on an aircraft.
There are also US versions available in several sizes
The link provided in the above comment is to a Shockwave page. I surf with mobile-code disabled and I am unwilling to access a page that requires mobile code for simple viewing. Likewise, the root page, http://www.bha.com.au, although it has title "Bulk Handling Australia - Premium Quality Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers," also provides nothing but wallpaper unless mobile code is enabled. For business reasons and the protection of my internal SOHO LAN and computers, I will not be enabling mobile code to access these pages. I have no basis for trusting a site that is so intrusive, especially considering the possibility that the site has been hijacked by a hacker exploit. I have no evidence that the site is other than benign; I am unwilling to assume the risk of being mistaken. I will ask whether Terry has found any safer links to material.
I have made a blog myself. It is about finding companies in the UK to donate goods to the tsunami children. If you know of any people here or in the US who will donate toys and teddies that can help to make them smile a little bit they can contact me or my mum please. Please have a look at my blog and leave a link to yours too. My blog address is www.donatetotsunami.blogspot.com
Thankyou very much!
I'm going to leave Emile's post here, but I won't be cross-linking our blogs. It breaks my heart to see this kind of activity and I will cover that better in an update to my blog on this topic. My concern is that it involves great, good-hearted energy devoted to an ineffective or inappropriate response. I don't encourage people to engage in private efforts involving the collection and shipping of goods. I do recommend that people use existing, organized relief efforts and providing the funds needed for urgent relief in the effected areas. For donations of goods and other articles, I recommend working with local charities. This may allow them to prioritize efforts they already have in place to support international relief efforts, and they understand the difficulties of appropriate delivery in distant lands. International disaster relief organizations ask us to refrain from showing up in person or shipping goods independently and creating handling problems at the delivery end. I propose to take their advice.
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