earthquake which unleashed the killer Tsunami has already claimed
nearly 60,000 lives and this figure is rising every day. There is
urgent need of help in every form. While relief agencies, individuals
and governments are pouring their efforts in the humanitarian efforts
in the affected areas, all of us can make a difference and contribute.
We have a few links and addresses which may be useful for information
o­n how to contribute to the relief efforts.

International Aid agencies:


CATASTROPHE AFTERMATH / CONTACT PLACESImportant telephone numbers and websites

Narenthorn EMS centre, tel. 02-5901669 <>

Prime Minister’s Office call centre, 1376

Foreign Ministry’s call centre, 02-6435262

Navy Joint Civil Affairs, 02-4754521

Royal Thai Air Force Help Centre, 02-5341702, 02-5341709

Phuket call centre, 198 (Thai), 199 (English) or 076-216101, 076-211001

Phangnga call centre, 198 (Thai), 199 (English) 076-411525, 076-411179

Krabi call centre, 198 (Thai), 199 (English), 075-611302, 075-624161-3

Trang call centre, 198 (Thai), 199 (English), 075-214382

Satun call centre, 198 (Thai), 199 (English), 074-722121-2, 074-722296

Ranong call centre, 198 (Thai), 199 (English), 077-813401-3, 077-823257

Meteorological Department, 02-3994568

Hong Kong residents
requiring help in Thailand should contact the Hong Kong Immigration
Department Hotline o­n +852 2829 3010, or call the Chinese Embassy in
Bangkok, or the Chinese Consulate in Songkhla

Donations can be made at:

– PM Office’s Disaster Relief Fund, Government Savings Bank, Government House Branchsaving account no. 00-0025-20-014972-3

– Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department Flood Relief Fund Government Savings Bank, Interior Ministry Branchsaving account no. 00-0006-20-014496-3

– Krung Thai Bank, headquarterssavings account no. 000-0-01049-9

– Siam Commercial Bank, headquarterschequing account no. 111-3-05400-0

Clothing, blankets & toiletries: can be donate at The British Club
(Silom Soi 18, Silom road) contact Greg Watkins (Executive Director),

To check lists of dead and injured:, user: user, Password: password or


India: Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund, by bank transfer, or by credit card

(Tamil Nadu State, India) Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund

AID India

People based in Chennai can donate clothes to the AID-Chennai office:


Old No 132, New No 242,

Avvai Shanmugam Road

Gopalapuram, Chennai – 600 086

Ph: 044- 28350403, 28115058

NDTV’s trust fund, The Hope Trust

Donations can be made to: HOPE – Tsunami Relief Fund and sent to:

The Company Secretary,


W-17, Greater Kailash-1,

New Delhi-110048

Apollo Hospitals – Chennai

Hospitals is co-ordinating relief activities for flood victims affected
by the recent calamity. Desperately need clothes, sheets, vessels now!

Kindly send assistance in any form in cash or in kind to :

Yoga Centre

Apollo Hospitals

21, Greams Lane, Chennai 600 006

Ph.: 044 28294343 / 28293982,

1600 331066 (Toll Free)

The Hindu Relief Fund

Contributions may sent as cheques or drafts payable to "The Hindu Relief Fund."

Send to:

Kasturi Buildings

859 Anna Salai

Chennai 600 002


Indian Express Citizen’s Relief Fund

You can send demand drafts in favour of "Indian Express Citizen’s Relief Fund" to following address,

The Indian Express,

3/50, Lalbag Industrial Estate,

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road,

Lalbag, Mumbai – 400 012

Times of India Tsunami Relief Fund

Please send cheques to ‘Times Foundation’ at either Delhi

Times House,

7, Bahadurshah Zafar Marg, New Delhi – 110002



Times of India,

Dr D N Road, Mumbai – 400001

Helpline Numbers in Cuddalore, India

Cuddalore District Collector, Gagandeep Singh Bedi, has said that
people can dial the following numbers to know about the tsunami victims
and the relief measures.

Cuddalore and surrounding
villages: relief measures – Project Officer, District Rural Development
Agency, Cuddalore, 94433-32309; damages – District Revenue Officer,
Cuddalore, 94433-85580.

Chidambaram and surrounding
villages: relief – Sub-Collector (Parangipettai Government High School
information centre) 04144-253950, 94432-11078.

Killai and surrounding villages: Revenue Divisional Officer, Vridhachalam, and Killai police station, 04144-249228, 94439-88443.

missing persons o­ne can contact the Information Centre, Cuddalore
Taluk office, 04142-295010, 295015, 98423-51000, 98423-45000.

Sri lanka

Coordinating Unit at Presidents Office An Emergency Coordinating Unit
has been established at the President’s Office to expedite relief
operations and assist victims of Sunday’s tidal waves. This unit will
also collate and make available information about those affected, the
Office of the President said yesterday. The Unit can be contacted o­n
011-2435082, 011-4733531, 011-2437362 and 011-4733427