Appeal: South Asia Disaster

Biggest Ever Disaster to Affect So Many Countries

More than 140,000 Dead

Tens of thousands injured

Millions displaced

More than 140,000 people across Asia have been killed after one of the most powerful earthquakes on record, in Indonesia, triggered massive tidal waves that slammed into coastlines in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, India, Thailand and Malaysia. Tourists, fishermen, hotels, homes and cars were swept away by walls of water unleashed by the 8.9-magnitude earthquake. Waves as high as 30 feet crashed into coastal areas throughout the Indian Ocean and Andaman Sea.


  • Sri Lanka: Over 27,000 dead
  • Indonesia: Over 79,940 dead
  • India: Over 12,500 dead
  • Thailand: Over 2,394 dead
  • Somalia: 120 dead
  • Malaysia: 65 dead
  • Maldives: 67 dead
  • Burma: 90 dead
  • Bangladesh: 2 dead
  • Kenya: 1 dead
  • Seychelles: 3 dead
  • Tanzania: 10 dead

    Foreigners (mostly Europeans):
  • Confirmed dead: 710
  • Missing: nearly 5000

    (Sources: BBC, Reuters, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph)

    Hundreds of thousands of people have no roof over their heads and are lacking every day basic requirements including food, water, clothes, medicine, blankets etc.  Dead bodies need to be cleared in order to prevent the spread of disease. Accommodation must be arranged for those who have been made permanently homeless.

    Minhaj Welfare Foundation UK has started to send Emergency Relief Aid to the devastated areas.  The scale of the disaster is so huge and complex to manage because it has affected 12 countries in total.

    Minhaj Welfare Foundation UK is making this global appeal in order to assist those affected by the disaster as soon as possible with all basic needs in order to ensure their survival.

    Please donate immediately so that loss of life and misery can be brought to an end as soon as possible.

    Donation Details:

    Postal Address: UK

    Minhaj Welfare Foundation
    12 Carr Road,
    BB9 7JS

    Bank Details:

    Bank: HSBC Bank
    Sort Code: 40-15-17
    Account Number: 21651803

    24 Hour Donation hotline: +44 (0) 1282 723456
    Enquiries: +44 (0) 7703575737
    Email :

    Postal Address: Pakistan

    Minhaj ul Quran Welfare Society
    365 M, Model Town Lahore, Pakistan
    Post Code : 54700

    Phone : +92(42) 111-140-140
    Fax : +92(42)5168184

    Account # : Account No. HBL-1269-69
    Minhaj-ul-Quran Branch (0197) Lahore
    Email :
    URL :


    Report: Minhaj Welfare Foundation's Emergency Relief Aid to those affected by the Bam Earthquake December 2003
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