Resources on Asia’s deadly tsunami
Blogs on the scene
Dec. 30: MSNBC’s Will Femia on how people are sharing information and money through the Internet.
The World Wide Web has been active in the aftermath of the deadly tsunami in Asia.
Below is a list of links to help you get started navigating online resources:
- A list of South Asian bloggers — courtesy of BoingBoing.net.
- Individual accounts from BBC — The BBC has an interesting collection of personal stories.
- From Phuket — Weblog from Rick Von Feldt, who was in Phuket during the tsunami. Includes firsthand experiences, stories and photos.
- Urban75 — a firsthand account from the Maldives.
- From The Washington Post’s Michael Dobbs — "As the waters rose at an incredible rate, I half expected to catch sight of Noah's ark," he wrote in the Dec. 27 edition of the Post.
- From Sri Lanka —This person is blogging by SMS messaging.
- Arthur C. Clarke's account — Sir Arthur Charles Clarke is a British author and inventor, perhaps most famous for his science fiction novel "2001: A Space Odyssey." He lives in Sri Lanka and writes about surviving the tsunami.
- Phuket tsunami survivor stories
- India Uncut
- A relief worker's diary — An MSNBC Citizen Journalist: A volunteer chronicles a week in Nagapattinam, India.
- Phuket resort escapes damage — A hotel employee writes about his experience at JW Marriott on Dec. 26, and the varying levels of destruction on Thai beaches.
- NBC's Ann Curry — "It's become very difficult hard not to cry virtually every day."
- Daily slide shows from MSNBC.com
- Photos courtesy of the Navy
- Blog: The weird things people donate
- Before and after photos of Banda Aceh, via Wikipedia
- Satellite photos from DigitalGlobe
Survivors, missing lists
- Missing persons database — Search for missing persons on a database, set up following the tsunamis.
- Tsunami survivors at Thammasat University
- Phuket International Hospital — Some Thai hospitals are listing their patients from the tsunami, as well as their status.
- Krabi hospital in Thailand
- Sri Lanka site for survivor info
- Bulletin board for info on survivors in Thailand
- Bulletin board run by Lonely Planet travel guides
- Missing persons appeals — BBC is also publishing appeals for any information on loved ones.
- How the entire town of Leupueng, Sumatra, has been obliterated
- Elders' sage advice saves entire village
- An entire newspaper staff in Indonesia City missing in wake of tsunami
How to help
- MSNBC.com: Ways to help disaster victims
- MSNBC.com: More how to help links
- SEA-EAT South-East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Blog — News and information about resources, aid, donations and volunteer efforts. A group of people in Bombay, India, started the blog.
- ProPoor Blog — Information on grass-roots ways to help.
- Indonesia HELP — Aid and donations information for earthquake and tsunami victims in Aceh and North Sumatra (Indonesia).
- Amazon.com is collecting for the American Red Cross — The site includes a live tally on the amount of donations received.
- For help sorting legitimate charities and organizations, check out Benjamin Rosenbaum's site or NBC reporter Tom Costello's article.
- Citizen journalists from Asia, U.S. write in their thoughts
- Keith Olbermann on the unimaginable death toll
- MSNBC analyst Walid Phares on how jihadists are spinning the tsunami
You can find full coverage of the latest news on the tsunami aftermath here on MSNBC.com.
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