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Tsunami solidarity donations

(Source: CPGB website)

Please note that we cannot take responsbility for the work of any of these organisations.

Trade unions

The Indonesian forestry workers union has put out an urgent appeal for funds for Aceh and North Sumatra. Money donated will go directly to the union in one of the worst-affected areas. Donations can be made via Labour Start

TUC Aid will allocate all donations between the charities working with victims and the ICFTU and Global Unions Federations, who will use funds for long-term rehabilitation of victims and their families and for repairs to union buildings and purchase of equipment for union offices affected by the disaster. Money can be donated via TUC Site

The official Australian trade union movement solidarity arm, Union Aid Abroad, says that donations will go to local community organisations and trade unions in northern Sri Lanka, southern Sri Lanka and Aceh. Donations via Union Aid Abroad

Political parties

The Sri Lankan section of the Fourth International - as part of the left alliance ‘New Left Front’ - is helping to rehabilitate the poor fishermen and the craftsmen in the coastal belt and demands disaster management is to be implemented through people’s participation. They organise aid and medical supplies. More details under New Left Front

The Socialist Party reports that members of its Sri Lankan section, the United Socialist Party, are missing, including comrade Piyatilake, a member of the USP’s central committee. They are asking for donations to rebuild the resources and fighting capacity of the USP. Send to ‘Campaign Sri Lanka’, c/o Committee for a Workers’ International, PO Box 3688, London E11 1YE. Or go to Committee for a Workers’ International Site

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) is collecting for workers affected by the disaster. Send donations to: Central Committee, AK Gopalan Bhawan, 27-29, Bhai Vir Singh Marg, New Delhi 110001, India.

Pro-democracy organisations

The Jakarta based Civil Society Coalition for the Victims of Earthquake and Tsunami (Koalisi Masyarakat Sipil untuk Korban Gempa dan Tsunami) is organising assistance. This organisation includes activists from the Solidarity with the Acehnese People’s Movement and the Women’s Organization for Democracy in Aceh. Donate via Green Left Site

The US-based East Timor Action Network will sent donations directly to Acehnese groups whose usual work is with displaced persons and children, bypassing the politics and constraints that challenge governments and international organisations. In Europe, donate to Tapol, the Indonesia Human Rights Campaign, 111 Northwood Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey CR7 8HW, UK. Or pay directly into ‘Tapol - Aceh Appeal’, Cooperative Bank, account 65157529; sort code 08-92-99. Or go to East Timor Action Network

Women's Organisations

The human rights group Inform, based in Sri Lanka, supports women’s networks on women-specific issues. Donations via MADRE

Mama Cash, an Amsterdam-based organisation, supports the long-term rebuilding of women’s rights organisations in the region. More info on via Mama Cash. Donations to Giro 528 (from abroad with the following swift code: PSTBNL21) in the name of Mama Cash, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Please mark ‘Tsunami’.