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Indonesian Embassy, Islamic Relief To Host One-Year Tsunami Anniversary Remembrance Program

WASHINGTON, DC (December 27, 2005) – The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, along with international non-governmental organization (NGO) Islamic Relief, and the International Institute for Psychosocial Development will be hosting a remembrance event for last year’s tsunami victims.

The event, entitled “A Year After – Remembrance for the Tsunami Victims” will be held at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Washington, DC. The Indonesian Community Association (IKI) is also helping coordinate the event.

Islamic Relief immediately responded to the needs of tsunami victims in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and India, providing emergency food, shelter, healthcare, and income generation projects. Long-term rehabilitation and reconstruction projects are underway. The International Institute for Psychosocial Development is currently assisting tsunami victims in Indonesia with much-needed mental health programs.

Representatives from the U.S. State Department are scheduled to attend the event. In addition, over 30 NGOs, Ambassadors from tsunami-affected countries, and representatives from USAID and the United Nations Office of the Special Envoy for Tsunami Recovery have also been invited to participate.

WHAT: One Year Tsunami Anniversary Remembrance Program

WHEN: Thursday, December 29, 2005 from 3:45 – 5:15pm

WHERE:
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
2020 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington DC, 20036

Hors d’Oeuvres and light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by calling Ms. Dewi Masfar at (202) 775-5300/5306 or email dmasfar@embassyofindonesia.org.

Media Contact: Rizwan Mowlana of Islamic Relief at rizwan@irw.org or (202) 725-2353.

 

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