Canadian Red Cross

Canadian Red Cross

December 23, 2009 06:00 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Red Cross Aid Worker Available to Speak to Tsunami Operations Five Years On

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 23, 2009) - As the world prepares to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the tsunami that devastated the Indian Ocean coastline on December 26, 2004, the Canadian Red Cross is providing an update on its relief efforts in the region.

To date, Red Cross has helped 5 million survivors rebuild their lives. Over the past five years the Canadian Red Cross has built over 6,500 homes, repaired hospitals and community centres, restored lost livelihoods and helped train thousands of disaster response volunteers across Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India.

Canadian Red Cross Emergency Response delegate is available to speak about his work on the ground in the early days after the tsunami struck and the Canadian Red Cross response - the largest in the organization's history.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Red Cross
    Katie Kallio
    Public Affairs Advisor
    613-740-1994
    www.redcross.ca