South Asian earthquake blogging highlights

As our South Asia editor Neha Viswanathan wrote yesterday, the Sea Eat bloggers who brought you up-to-date infromation about victims, relief efforts, and donation opportunities for the 2004 Tsunami are doing the same thing for the South Asian Earthquake with the South Asia Quake Help blog.

They're doing a fabulous job updating the news. They also have some useful links for things you can do to help:

Anand points to a list of organizations accepting donations for quake victims courtesy of Network for Good and Yahoo!

Dina has more links to organizations accepting donations. She also points to a peoplefinder site run by the Red Cross, for people seeking information about their missing loved ones.

Angelo tells us an organization called the Citizens Foundation will soon be documenting its relief efforts on its website. He also points to an appeal for volunteer doctors.

There is much, much more on the blog, and more is appearing all the time.


  • Well, I’m surprised Dinah and Angelo didn’t mention anything about trying to get an SMS gateway up in the region. Of course, it’s late at this point, but you know… unless people know about these things, they don’t use them.

    Long term plans are being discussed in conjunction with a few different organizations.

  • for direct sms updates visit and you can also post there.

  • Am running a dedicated earthquake blog at – please add it to your list.

    Thanks and Peace!

  • Ali

    Save lives by urging media to provide coverage for earthquake in South Asia

    This petition is to urge the major media outlets around the world to provide coverage for the earthquake in South Asia. With 3 million homeless and more than 75,000 injured in hard-to-reach area, this is the biggest relief operation the modern world has ever seen but has been completely ignored in the media. With a harsh winter approaching, time is running out for the survivors. The media must play its role by providing extensive coverage of this tragedy.

    Thank you!

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