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Asia / Tsunami / Relief Effort #775999

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 06, 2005
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(Galle: Dan Rather) U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan & Secretary of State Colin Powell shown at an emergency summit in Jakarta, Indonesia, where they discussed how to help the tsunami-stricken areas.

(Banda Aceh, Indonesia: Lee Cowan) The complicated logistics & political tension within Indonesia hampering the relief effort featured; details given of criticism of how the US uses its helicopters and of the continuing fighting between Indonesian separatists & the government; scenes shown of aid deliveries and of Indonesian troops picking through rubble. [WHO Director-General Dr. Lee JONG-WOOK†- comments on the relief effort.]

(Galle: Dan Rather) Concern about a relief camp near Banda Aceh, Indonesia, run by an Islamic militant group linked to Al Qaeda noted.

(Uragatsalliya, Sri Lanka: Allen Pizzey) The struggle to reach survivors in remote areas of Sri Lanka featured; scenes shown of Senator William Frist visiting a refugee camp, local people cleaning up debris, & supply lines. [FRIST – praises the care given to victims.] [Sri Lankan MAN – blames the government for the delay in receiving aid.]

(Galle: Dan Rather) The destruction in Galle, Sri Lanka, a popular tourist destination, featured; scenes shown of the town before & after the tsunami. [Bank MANAGER – says the bank was completely demolished by the water.] [Southern province Governor Kingsley WICKRAMARATNE†- predicts the tourist business will come back by October.]

Rather, Dan;
Cowan, Lee;
Pizzey, Allen

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