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Indian Ocean Tsunami - weblife contribution
Web users pitch in to global relief effort
www.smh.com.au/news/Technology/Web-users-pitch-in-to-global-relief-effort/ 2004/12/29/1103996613979.html
by Jesse Hogan
The Age Online
December 30, 2004

As distressed Australian relatives trawl the hospitals of tsunami-affected countries, the internet is proving an unlikely tool in their quest to find friends and relatives.

With telephone hotlines often engaged and the language barrier making information-gathering even harder, many of the most valuable volunteers helping reunite people have not even had to leave home to do so.

A dedicated band of internet bloggers and website creators are providing people around the world with phone numbers for hospitals and embassies in tsunami-affected countries, and a database of missing people ...

Locally, some news websites have urged overseas readers to submit stories and pictures of the tsunami, with ABC Online providing a collection of eyewitness accounts. The Age Online has done likewise, and has created a bulletin board for people trying to contact relatives overseas ...


Disaster blogspots
www.smh.com.au/news/Technology/Disaster-blogspots/2004/12/29/1103996614109.html
Compiled by Jesse Hogan
December 30, 2004


Websites providing information on victims and survivors of the Asian earthquake and tsunami.

tsunamihelp.blogspot.com
A detailed blog that offers list of aid agen cies responding to the disaster, how to donate, and a list of contact numbers for emergency services in each country.

www.lankapage.com
A site for Sri Lankan expats that details the situation in Sri Lanka.

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/talking_point/4130565.stm
Many postings from people looking for loved ones.

www.disaster.go.th
Mostly in Thai, but has English link to a regularly updated list of hospital patients.

www.p-h-u-k-e-t.com/forum
Messages from Scandinavians looking for relatives dominate this site but it has a section devoted to Australians.

2bangkok.com/quakes.shtml
Regularly updated mix of local news reports and Thai Government information.

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