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South Asia disaster hits home

28. December 2004 • Matt Hollerbach
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Sunday’s earthquake in the Indian Ocean and the ensuing tsunami that struck over a dozen nations has caused the deaths of over 50,000 people—at least one third of whom were children. Millions have been displaced and aid agencies easily put relief costs in the billions. The White House has pledged $15 million; compare this to the $30 million price tag for a B-52 bomber.

Many members of U-M’s South Asian community are waiting anxiously to learn the fates of family members and friends in the region. Several student organizations are planning to collect aid donations once Winter classes begin on January 5. In the meantime, you can donate to UNICEF by clicking here.

> BBC News In Depth: Asia Quake Disaster