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"Founded in 1915, Helen Keller International (HKI) is among the oldest international nonprofit organizations devoted to fighting and treating preventable blindness worldwide. HKI has joined the tsunami disaster relief efforts, distributing vitamin A, iodized oil, and dispersible zinc tablets to children under five years of age in Indonesia. HKI is also conducting a Rapid Emergency Assessment and Prioritization (REAP) in order to coordinate relief efforts. http://www.hki.org/ 1-212-532-0544
"AmeriCares provides emergency medical relief to people around the world. AmeriCares solicits donations of medicines and medical supplies from manufacturers and delivers them to indigenous health care professionals around the world. AmeriCares emergency response teams in South Asia have delivered over 30 tons of relief supplies, including antibiotics, anti-parasites, water purification treatments, and medications to victims of the tsunami disaster.
"Since 1978, Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation (OBI) has touched the lives of more than 175.1 million people in 96 countries and all 50 states, providing goods and services valued at more than $750 million. In the wake of the tsunami disaster in Southern Asia, OBI responded immediately, providing emergency aid and medical care to tsunami victims in Indonesia, Thailand, and India. http://www.ob.org/?adsource=kw_g 1-800-730-2537
"Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global nonprofit organization that provides health care training and relief programs to ease human suffering. A team of health care workers from IMC is currently conducting mobile clinics, distributing food and hygiene kits, providing counseling, and securing clean drinking water in the areas of Southern Asia devastated by the tsunamis. IMC will mobilize Indonesian and international medical personnel to deliver these vital services.
"The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc. (JDC) is the overseas arm of the American Jewish community, sponsoring programs of relief, rescue, and renewal. JDC has raised more than $2 million through phone and Internet contributions to assist victims of the tsunami disaster in Southern Asia, and has shipped more than $300,000 worth of medicine to India.
"MAP (Medical Assistance Programs) International gives health and hope to people living in the world's poorest communities. MAP provides essential medicines, prevents and eliminates disease, and promotes community health development. MAP International is airlifting nearly five tons of medical relief to aid victims of the tsunamis in India, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka.
"Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) delivers lifesaving aid in emergencies. In the tsunami-devastated countries of Southern Asia, the IRC is providing essential medicines, clinical supplies, and hygiene kits to help prevent the outbreak of disease. The IRC will also distribute shelter materials, blankets, water containers, and other items being airlifted into Indonesia.
"Médecins Sans Frontières (also known as Doctors Without Borders or MSF) provides emergency aid to victims of armed conflict, epidemics, and natural and man-made disasters. MSF is always at the forefront of emergency health care, and has sent more than 60 international aid workers and 200 tons of relief materials to provide assistance to people affected by the earthquake and resulting tsunami in South Asia. Additional aid workers and relief cargo will be deployed as needed.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) was established in 1956 by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide humanitarian relief and welfare. In 1998 alone, ADRA assisted more than 18 million people with more than $133 million in aid. ADRA is currently distributing 30,000 pounds of medical and water purification supplies that were airlifted to Sri Lanka and is urgently seeking donations to fund further relief efforts in the areas devastated by the tsunamis in Southern Asia.
"As the United Nations special agency for health, the World Health Organization (WHO) is dedicated to attaining the highest possible level of health for all peoples -- complete physical, mental, and social well-being. WHO is asking donors for $60 million to restore basic services in Asia – specifically, access to safe drinking water -- following the earthquake and tsunami disaster.
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International Aid is a health-focused Christian relief and development organization that mobilizes people, churches, organizations, and businesses to help those who suffer. Generous donations have enabled International Aid to ship $3 million in supplies -- portable medical clinics, prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, bandages, and water purification systems -- to tsunami victims in Indonesia.