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February 11, 2005

Scrooges or saviours?

The wealthiest countries aren't always the most generous with aid and trade to poorer ones. Foreign Policy magazine ( and the Center for Global Development ( publish an annual ranking of the 21 wealthiest countries which shows how well they stack up as givers and how liberal they are on issues such as migration and technology policy. It's called Ranking the Rich and it's at Australia is 4th (up from 19 in 2003 and tying with the UK), ahead of the US at 7. Canada is 6th. Denmark and the Netherlands tie for first place.
Posted by belinda at 09:10 AM | Comments (0)

January 28, 2005

Now you see it ...

This site has before and after satellite images of the Boxing Day 2004 Asian tsunami ( Locations include Sri Lanka and Indonesia. Use the button to toggle between images.
Posted by belinda at 03:10 PM | Comments (0)

With luck, you'll never need it

Identifying people killed in disasters like the Asian tsunami is a huge job. The Disaster Victim Identification ( guide from Interpol explains the steps, and should be handy for journos who have to cover such stories, whether after natural disasters, bombings or war atrocities.
Posted by belinda at 02:47 PM | Comments (0)

Tale of woe

UNICEF'S State of the World's Children 2005 ( report lists war, poverty and HIV/AIDS as the main barriers to a normal life for more than a billion kids worldwide. That's a lot of blighted childhoods, and the report came out before the tsunami hit. Make that a billion plus now. Lots of detail here, statistics, analysis and maps to tell the sad story.
Posted by belinda at 02:24 PM | Comments (0)

January 06, 2005

Wiki on the tsunami

Wikipedia has a tsunami page at This is a collaborative effort that contains a chronology, animations, casualty information and counts, countries affected, information on which charities are doing what, and links to amateur photos and videos of the events in different places.
Posted by belinda at 04:14 PM | Comments (0)

January 05, 2005

Tsunami of tsunami news sites

Reuters AlertNet ( exists to highlight humanitarian emergencies around the world. The recent Asian tsunami is top of their list just now. Also handy are the special archives at news sites - the ABC's Asia Tsunami Disaster at and the BBC's excellent Asia Quake Disaster site at, which has audio, video, news, pictures, animations and more.
Posted by belinda at 09:36 AM | Comments (0)

November 04, 2002

Bali assistance web site from the government

The Commonwealth Government Information on the Bali Disaster site is at and offers information on travel, accommodation, healthcare, counselling, income support and funeral costs. Latest news is at
Posted by journoz at 08:34 AM | Comments (0)