January 30, 2001
These aid agencies are among the many accepting contributions for assistance to victims of the earthquake in South Asia: Church World Service P.O. Box 968 Elkhart, IN 46515 (800) 297-1516 http://www.churchworldservice.org United Methodist Committee on Relief 475 Riverside Drive, Room 330 New York, NY 10115 (800) 554-8583 http://www.gbgm-umc.org United Way International 701 N. Fairfax St. Alexandria, VA 22314-2045 (703) 519-0092 http://www.uwint.org
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1989 |
For Jean Sudbeck, a trip to India is not a vacation, it's a mission. When she leaves Tuesday for her one-month trip, she will take with her medicine, clothes, rosaries, toys and balloons to distribute to those she will visit. The journey to India will be Sudbeck's sixth. While there, she visits schools, hospitals and leprosariums, stopping to talk to people wherever she goes. Sudbeck, 53, first traveled to India in 1982 with a Brea-based evangelist group.
August 23, 1988 |
Rescue and relief efforts intensified in both Nepal and India on Monday as the official death toll climbed past 650 in the strongest earthquake to hit the Himalayas in more than half a century. Narajam Thapa, Nepal's home minister, said at a news conference Monday that at least 450 people have been killed in this mountainous kingdom, while Indian radio placed the toll at 200 dead in eastern Bihar state alone.
November 2, 1999 |
Bodies hung from trees and floated through flooded villages Monday after one of the most powerful cyclones ever to strike India devastated its northeastern coast. Military helicopters finally arrived with some aid, but thousands were feared dead and millions were still left hungry and homeless. "This is the worst flooding in 100 years. I would say it is the worst in India's history," said Asim Kumar Vaishnav, chief administrator of Baleshwar, in eastern Orissa state.
October 5, 1993 |
Shukla Bhai Mali did not bother to greet Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao when he paid his first visit to this devastated and remote disaster zone Monday. The prime minister dropped out of the sky in a helicopter, promising new earthquake-proof houses for all and tons of government relief, which has yet to reach the region's 130,000 survivors five days after Sasthur and dozens of other villages became graveyards for at least 10,000 peasants.
October 4, 1993 |
The Indian army on Sunday cracked down on a human wave of well-wishers, thrill-seekers and amateur aid-givers who flooded flattened villages where thousands had died, and political leaders appealed for cash--not relief goods--as authorities struggled to bring order to the aftermath of India's worst earthquake in half a century.