Dear all, I'll give GBP50 to the UK Guild's tsunami aid appeal. (I'll be donating the rest of my monies to FIAMC via the Hong Kong Guild.) Just tell me the bank details of the Guild's account and I'll do an Internet transfer from my UK bank account. I also direct you to the AFCMA's Website ( www.afcma.blogspot.com/ ) for first hand accounts and updates on the tsunami situation from the disaster areas. Peter Au-Yeung

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it is right that we shgouod do what we can. wat about commtiing a large amunt of money form the CMMS, and then telling people what we  did in the CMQ etc, and asking for it back? A Adrian and Josephine Treloar
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Dear Friends, I am writing to you as a member of the Westminster Branch who also happens to be the Master of the Hong Kong Guild as well as one of the Vice-Presidents of the Asian Federation of Catholic Medical Associations (AFCMA) the Asian branch of the FIAMC. You have no doubt all heard about the terrible natural disaster that resulted from a Richter 9 earthquake just off Sumatra on the morning of Boxing Day, resulting in tsunamis all across the Indian Ocean. AFCMA had just set up a Missions Co-ordinating Committee at the recent Congress in November in Taipei, headed by the Immediate Past President John Lee from Singapore. You may be getting the same info from FIAMC via FEAMC, but just in case things are not reaching you, I am sending you the info anyway. John Lee has been coordinating information and AFCMA aid efforts from Singapore. He has had contact with Sri Lankan as well as Indonesian Catholic Dcoctors Associations. He is also liaising with the Jesuit Relief Service (JRS) to channel aid. According to his information, medical personnel are not needed at this very moment, but funds will be needed both now and for the long arduous work of reconstruction later. In the medium term, say six to ten months down the road, it would be useful for people interested in missions to spend say three to six months in the area to help train, set up, re-organize etc some of the services which will be needed and those which had been unfortunately washed away by the tsunamis. A system of "rotation" between the various groups would ensure a continued low level presence which would probably achieve miore than a concentrated presence of a large contingent for a short period. Due to the political instability in the Aceh province which is bordering on civil war, Sri Lanka is probably a more appropriate target to consider in the first instant for FIAMC and AFCMA. (I do know that even in the north of Sri Lanka, there is a problem with Tamil Tiger rebels too.) The AFCMA website has just been set up after our last Congress, but it has not posted any info relating to the tsunamis yet. (  http://www.afcma.blogspot.com/ ) Yours in Christ, Peter Au-Yeung The following are two messages from the Catholic Doctors Associations of stricken countries: SRI LANKA Dear John,

I receive your e-communications, as you have previously contacted me as the president of the Sri Lanka Catholic Doctor's Guild. I am happy that you have taken the lead to help the poor victims of this disaster. So far we are not aware of any of our members lives been lost.

As for the situation in Sri Lanka, there is great deal to be done. With regard to health care the immediate need is water and shelter. The food and clothes are reaching most parts, except the more distant, remoter areas. The debris and the dead have to be taken away. Soon there are going to be epidemics of water-borne bowel diseases and respiratory infections - with overcrowding. I am not talking of the psychological problems, post
traumatic stress disorders, various forms of abuse in the camps, the care of orphan children and the widows. There are an adequate number of health care workers in Sri Lanka, however, there is a shortage of medical
supplies. I am enclosing a list of them, if it is possible for you to get across.

Thank you.

Yours in Christ,

Dr. Maxie Fernandopulle INDONESIA Latest news that the deaths are more than 45.000, mostly in Aceh Province. The most affected areas are the capital province: Banda Aceh and District of Meulaboh. Estimated that 5 % of Banda Aceh population (200.000) and 80 % of Meulaboh (capital of district Aceh Barat: population 40.000) were death and lost.

There are many aids and volunteers already poured in Medan and Banda Aceh, also many cities in Indonesia are collecting funds, clothes, foods, medical aids. But the main problem now is the distribution of those aids to the affected areas and the refugees camps, because of the broken infrastructures including roads and bridges, and because of the debris, muds, corpse which
covered the affected cities and areas.

One small simple hospital (50 beds) in Banda Aceh, owned by a doctor (friend of mine, not catholic) was totally downed, covered by mud and debris, all the patients, nurses and employees on duty were gone during the tsunami, including 4 children of the owner. Two members of my hospital-management consulting group, who were in the hospital location during the earthquake,
were able to escape from the tsunami. And Thank God, now they are safely home in Bandung. Their story will follow.

So most needed are funds, especially for long term recovery of the affected areas.
We work together with Perdhaki, the Association of Indonesian catholic health institutions, raising funds and other aids, and will be distributed through the Indonesian Bishop Conference and through the Diocese of Medan.

Albert I. Hendarta
West Java Catholic Doctor Community
Board Member, Perdhaki (Association of Indonesian Catholic Health Care Institutions).
Bandung, Indonesia