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.