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Tsunami disaster summit seeks 'unprecedented' response

Getting aid to the millions of victims of Asia's tsunami disaster is a race against time, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said yesterday, the start of an emergency summit to find the best way to spend nearly 4 billion dollars (£2.2 billion) that has been pledged worldwide.
He told leaders from around the world who have gathered in Jakarta for the meeting that the death toll from the December 26 tragedy would probably exceed 150,000, though the exact figure would never be known.

'Whole communities have disappeared,'' he said. ''Millions in Asia, Africa, and even in far away countries, are suffering unimaginable trauma and psychological wounds that will take a long time to heal. Families have been torn apart.''

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