Vol. 5, No. 3
East Timor Speaking Tour
|Help Provide Humanitarian Aid for the People of East
The Indonesian military and their militias forced three-quarters of the people of East Timor into the mountains or out of their country in early September. Many have still not returned, and thousands have been killed. The survivors face a severe humanitarian crisis -- starvation, dehydration, and disease. Over 90% of Dili was destroyed, a pattern repeated in almost every town throughout East Timor. They must build their nation from scratch.
ETAN's principal focus is advocating for changes in U.S., UN and Indonesian policy to support East Timorese human rights and self-determination, and we welcome financial contributions for that important work. But at this critical time, many people also want to donate emergency aid to East Timor. We suggest one or more of the following tax-deductible organizations:
East Timor Relief Fund PO Box 420832, San Francisco, CA 94142. 415-522-9988
Grassroots International 179 Boylston Street 4th Floor, Jamaica Plain,
MA 02130. 617-524-1400
Health Alliance International Medical Aid for East Timor fund 1107 NE
45th St., Suite 410, Seattle WA 98105
Oxfam America 26 West Street, Boston, MA 02111. 800-776-9326
Timor Aid PO Box 502, Nightcliff, Darwin, Australia 0814. Tel:
011-61-8-8985-5529 Fax: 011-61-8-8948-4498 http://www.timoraid.org
Counterpart International, Inc. 1200 18th Street NW Suite 1100,
Washington, DC 20006.