The BBC reports that the British public has donated £25 million to the Disasters Emergency Committee's (DEC) Tsunami/Earthquake appeal since it was launched on 28 December.
The BBC reports this morning that the emergency appeal for victims of Boxing Day's floods disaster around the Indian Ocean has raised over £20 million already.
Amazon.com has donated a large part of its front page to an appeal on behalf of the American Red Cross for its work responding to the South Asian earthquake and tsunami of 27 December.
To celebrate its centenary the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) is looking for six visionaries who have the vision to shape a better, more just and peaceful world.
The number of people who participate in civic activities or volunteering has risen by 1.6 million from 2001 to 2003, according to The 2003 Home Office Citizenship Survey.
Americans are more likely to give online to the Asian floods emergency appeals than via the telephone.
The UK government has increased its funding for relief work for the Asian earthquake/tsunami disaster from £15 million to £50 million.
The vast scale of the South Asian tsunami and floods disaster and of the fundraising appeals mounted in response will prove a tempting opportunity for scam artists and fraudsters, although UK Fundraising has not yet come across any such attempts.
Oxfam GB has raised £600,000 in the first three days after the South Asian floods disaster of 26 December.According to the BBC, this £600,000 included £200,000 donated on Tuesday 28 December, "the most it has raised in one day".
By 19.36 this evening £300,000 had been donated online in under 12 hours to the Disasters Emergency Committee's Tsunami Earthquake Appeal.These and other donations were made even before the television and radio appeals had been broadcast.
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