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Caring for the millions of homeless after the Sichuan earthquake is an urgent priority for volunteers. (L. Liu/UNV)
24 May 2008, 00:14
Earthquake Diary: 18 May by Liu Lei
Five days have passed since the horrible earthquake hit Sichuan province. By 08.10 on 19 May 2008, the death toll in Mian Yang municipality had risen to 11,874, and 67,579 people are wounded.  Read entry

More about: China  Refugees
Living conditions for survivors of the Sichuan earthquake are poor, and looking after their health is becoming a priority for volunteers. (L. Liu/UNV)
24 May 2008, 00:14
Earthquake Diary: 17 May by Liu Lei
On 12 May 2008 an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck Sichuan province in south-western China. As the only UNV volunteer serving in Sichuan, I felt I had an obligation to contribute, so I volunteered to help the victims near my duty station.  Read entry

More about: China  Refugees
Volunteers extracting a boat in Thailand. (Mike Morris, 2007)
02 March 2007, 14:30
Making a difference by Mike Morris
Please volunteer, writes Mike Morris, it's one of the most rewarding things you may do in your life.  Read entry
Volunteers try to line up earthquake survivors as they queue up for food at a distribution point in Bantul, Indonesia, May 31, 2006. Relief efforts for an estimated 650,000 people displaced by Indonesia's earthquake picked up Wednesday with a surge of foreign aid workers coming into the region and the reopening of a key airport. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara
07 June 2006, 10:34
Aid volunteer's diary: Day three by Father Agus Gunadi
Father Agus Gunadi, 42, of the Roman Catholic Church of St Yusuf in Yogyakarta, has been helping people affected by the Java earthquake. He tells how a crisis centre has been set up by the parish to give aid and shelter to survivors.  Read entry
From: Volunteer Blog
More about: Indonesia
01 June 2006, 16:19
Aid volunteer's diary: Day two by Father Agus Gunadi
Father Agus Gunadi, 42, of the Roman Catholic Church of St Yusuf in Yogyakarta, has been helping people affected by the Java earthquake. He tells how a crisis centre has been set up by the parish to give aid and shelter to survivors.  Read entry
From: Volunteer Blog
More about: Indonesia
07 December 2005, 10:28
Acknowledging tsunami volunteers by Okama Ekpe Brook
Given the prominent role that volunteers including UNVs played during the post tsunami relief and reconstruction phase, the ex President of Sri Lanka, Ms. Chandrika Bandaranaike Kurmaratunga on the occasion of IVD will issue a televised statement in recognition of voluntary contributions.  Read entry
From: IVD 2005 Blog
More about: Sri Lanka
17 October 2005, 20:59
Sri Lankan volunteers take relief management system to Pakistan by Fouad Riaz Bajwa
Sri Lanka's Chamindra de Silva and another volunteer developer are arriving in Islamabad today to deploy Sahana that is a Free and Open Source Software disaster management system that handles missing/displaced persons, camp management, assistance, trading system, etc. These are the lead developers for the same system, which was used in Sri Lanka to coordinate aid for the Tsunami disaster.     Read entry
From: Volunteer Blog
More about: ICT

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