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January 4, 2005

Terrible News Roundup

Here are links to articles about the tsunami from Sunday through today. They offer more insight than the evening news (shocking, I know).

"Disorganization, Shortage of Gear Complicate Task," by Peter Goodman, WaPo, Sunday Jan 2

"A Tremor, Then a Sigh of Relief, Before the Cataclysm Rushed In: After southern Asia's massive quake, experts initially were blind to the threat of a tsunami. Others were unable or unwilling to act." by Paul Watson, Barbara Demick, and Richard Fausset, LAT, Sunday Jan 2 with reporting by Richard Paddock, Bruce Wallace, Mark Magnier, Elizabeth Shogren, Sonni Efron, Thomas Maugh II, and Monte Morin.

"Amid Good Intentions, Aid Workers Try to Bring Order to the Genorosity," by Stephanie Strom, NYT, Monday Jan 3. With reporting by Wayne Arnold, Ian Fisher, and David Rohde

"Aid Groups Await Island Access: Government Delay Said to Ignore Urgency of Tribes' Needs," by Rama Lakshmi, WaPo, Monday Jan 3

"Many Thousands Cut Off From Relief: Small Fraction of Food Aid Has Been Delivered," by Peter Goodman, WaPo, Tuesday Jan 4. With reporting by Colum Lynch and Alan Sipress.

"No Easy Access for Remote Islands: Car Nicobar, with an Indian military presence and indigenous tribes, is kept off limits to foreign aid workers." by Janaki Kremmer, Christian Science Monitor, Tuesday Jan 4

"Nicobar completely devastated, says Centre,"PTI, Monday, Jan 3 in The Times of India

Quake May Have Permanently Shifted Islands: Surveyors Begin Task of Determining Whether Disaster Altered Coastal Geography," by Rama Lakshmi, WaPo, Tuesday January 4

"US intensifies its role in relief: Its aid is proving crucial - and may lift America's image." by Liz Marlantes and Faye Bowers, Christian Science Monitor, Tuesday January 4

Posted by cj at January 4, 2005 11:25 AM

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