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January 6, 2005 - Press Release
Helen Keller Joins Tsunami Relief Efforts

Helen Keller International (HKI), a 90-year old organization with established programs worldwide that combat the causes and consequences of malnutrition, has joined the tsunami disaster relief efforts. HKI is on the official World Health Organization (WHO) coordination list of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) working on the relief efforts, and has established partnerships with the World Food Programme, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Church World Service (CWS) and the Indonesian Doctors Association.  Working with other NGOs under the aegis of the United Nations, HKI is focusing its efforts on assisting an estimated 1,740,000 people in Indonesia, which has experienced the greatest number of casualties, through two basic emergency assistance activities.

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