R.E.A.C.T. Tsunami - ARCHIVED

As the reconstruction work in response to the Asia quake and tsunami continues, we will keep this page updated to maximise the possibility of cooperation between those wanting to help.

Responding to Emergencies with Appropriateness, Coordination and Timeliness.

If you have information to contribute, or if you need information you cannot find here, please let us know at tsunami@globalhand.org


Our network is looking for the following product. This list has been drawn from members’ requests and recommendations from UN agencies:

  • Water equipment (water pumps, bowsers and tanks, well drilling equipment, water purification tablets, gully emptiers, temporary and permanent latrines)
  • Heavy equipment for waste clearing (stone crushers, wood chippers, wood shredders, bulldozers, dump trucks, backhoe loaders, waste collection trucks)
  • De-mining equipment
  • Construction materials (cement, aggregate, sand, steel, timber, tin) and equipment
  • Electricity related goods (generators, control panels & distribution feeders, distribution cables (PVC insulated), distribution boxes, house meters and appropriate cables for households)
  • Transportation (vehicles, including bicycles, and fuel)
  • Fishing vessels and equipment (boats, nets, tools)
  • Hospital equipment and medical supplies (antibiotics, IVs, first aid and medications for malaria, diarrhoea, fever, skin disease)
  • Office equipment (including computers)
  • Goods useful for re-establishing trade associations and helping with micro/small/medium enterprise
  • School furniture, equipment and supplies (including sports equipment, stationery and teaching materials)
  • Food (non-perishable and in-date, eg milk powder, rice, biscuits, lentils, beans, sugar, wheat flour, baby food. No pork or beef products.)
  • Agricultural products (fertiliser, poly bags, seed such as rice and other cereal crops, tools such as shovels, hoes and water cans)
  • Kitchen utensils (portable stoves, plates and cups, crockery, baby bottles, candles, flash lights etc)
  • Hygiene and sanitation supplies (latrines, mosquito nets, surgical gloves, soaps, detergent powder, feminine hygiene products)

Would you like to donate?


When you offer goods on the Global Hand site, they will be seen by our validated members. Any interested will respond to the site by email and you will be in a position to choose who receives your goods. (Note: Your identity will be protected until you choose to reveal it.)

Click here to offer freight, human resources, funding or goods
Click here to view and respond to existing requests


Although goods are our major focus, if you would prefer to offer financial support, we can help match you with NGOs. Please email us at enquiries@globalhand.org

Would you like further information?

Click here to see questions we are frequently asked by donors.

Would you like contact with us?

If you would like to discuss this further, feel free to contact us:
Email: enquiries@globalhand.org
Phone: +852 2272 9390 for Hong Kong office (HQ)
Phone: +44 1892 614 874 for UK office


Global Hand is constantly receiving information about organisations seeking to respond to the crisis. Some of you are in existing partnerships relating to the countries in need. Many, however, are looking for:

  • product
  • freight
  • funding
  • partnerships

Would you like information about others at work in the tsunami arena?
Full description of current activity undertaken by organisations with whom we are in contact.

Do you need information?

  • Maps
    Detailed maps of areas affected by the Asia quake/tsunami disaster.

Contact Information

If you would like to discuss this further, feel free to contact us:
Email: enquiries@globalhand.org
Phone: +852 2272 9390 for Hong Kong office (HQ)
Phone: +44 1892 614 874 for UK office


Regions / countries / territories

Asia: 40 countries (show)