I thought I’d post an update since I was making a donation today and thinking about the victims of the tsunami. The American Red Cross today announced a massive relief plan for those affected by the tsunamis, requiring an estimated $400 million to respond to both immediate and long-term needs now and years into the future. The plan calls for specialized relief in five areas, including food and safe water, healthcare and disease prevention, immediate family supplies, mental health counseling, and disaster preparedness and prevention measures.

The first priority for the American Red Cross is providing lifesaving help in the form of food, clean water, and sanitation, and other relief items like tents, hygiene kits and cooking utensils. Teams of American Red Cross experts have already been deployed to some of the affected areas, and are working hard to provide support to the ever-growing relief effort. Implementation of this plan has already begun in coordination with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and other important partners.

The American Red Cross will work in partnership with other relief organizations in a massive immunization campaign, while offering mental health services to those who have been so profoundly affected by this immense disaster.

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