Relief Efforts for Tsunami Survivors Continues Worldwide

( [email protected] ) Dec 29, 2004 05:56 AM EST

Aid agencies and nations all over the world have begun pouring relief supplies into Southeast Asia since this Monday, after a magnitude 9 earthquake struck beneath the Indian Ocean off the coast of Indonesia on Sunday morning.

The quake resulted sent off massive tidal waves that obliterated seaside towns and killed more than 55,000 people in nine countries. Officials reports indicate that many individuals remain unaccounted for, and that more bodies are still being recovered by the hour.

Currently, various nations including the United States, EU nations, Australia, China, Canada, and South Korea have pledged support in the form of money, trained medical personnel, first aid and relief supplies, military and civilian air transportation, maritime rescue personnel, and reconstruction funds.