HMAS Kanimbla arrived off Banda Aceh at about 18:00 EST according to a media release from the Defence Department. HMAS Kanimbla As is the custom with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) ships names are re-used thus the current Kanimbla is the second RAN ship to sail under that name. The history of the first Kanimbla
Australia raises more at a cricket match for Tsunami victims than the NZ Government gives in aid. IN true Australian fashion, the nation turned to sport in response to its heartbreak over the tsunami disaster and raised $14.6 million for the devastated regions of Sri Lanka and India. Striving hard be outdone, NZ offers the
Go here for the best set of photos of the devastation resulting from the tsunami. The photos are before and after satellite shots with a toggle for easy comparison. They are very graphic, particulalry Set 5 and 6 that captures the damage at Banda Aceh Shore. Courtesy reader Bob Buick.
Just to reinforce my post yesterday where I mentioned some idiot at Surfdom complaining about the US sending an aircraft carrier to Sumatra might I suggest you visit Varifrank and read his comments on the matter. Very succinct via AE Brain
In the early days of the Tsunami disaster every western country volunteered aid proportional to the number of known victims. As this number increased so did the amount of aid offered. Each and every country adjusted as incoming figures indicated the problem was far greater that originally thought. In each and every country this was
As a matter of interest, can anyone tell me how much Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman or Yemen have donated to the Tsunami victims. There is some serious money over there with Iran’s GDP just a little less than Australia’s and Saudi Arabia’s nearly 300 billion. There are a lot of Moslems in the troubled areas
I was in Nha Trang when the news of the Tsunami hit the TV and as has happened many times in the past I was proud to be an Australian. Very early into the tragedy we saw fairly extensive coverage of Foerign Affairs Minister Downer offering millions in aid with video of RAAF Hercules aircraft