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Asia / Tsunami Disaster / Relief Aid / Thailand #775906

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 06, 2005
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) WHO statistics on homelessness & the death toll from the tsunami in Asia cited; scenes shown from the Jakarta, Indonesia, conference where U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan†† spoke about the money needed.

(Banda Aceh, Indonesia: Brian Rooney) The relief effort in Indonesia featured; scenes shown from the airport in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, & a refugee camp; details given of the problems of air traffic control due to the number of aid flights. [Navy Lt. Cmdr. John BERNARD†- says more aid is flowing out now.] [Navy Lt. Cmdr. John ELLZEY†- talks about airport difficulties.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Off the coast of Thailand: Mark Litke) The situation in tsunami-stricken Thailand featured; scenes shown of Thai offshore patrols searching for bodies washed out to sea, the transport of bodies on the shore, the street cleanup & the rebuilding of a school. [UNICEF-Thailand coordinator Andrew MORRIS†- calls the national response incredible.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Congressional approval of legislation to encourage Americans to donate to tsunami relief noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Rooney, Brian;
Litke, Mark

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