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Siemens Comes to the Aid of Tsunami Victims

January 052005
Munich - Siemens is providing extensive aid to the victims of the catastrophic tsunamis in Asia. In addition to launching employee donation drives throughout the world, Siemens is focusing on providing local disaster relief. The company is using its local presence in the affected countries to quickly deliver targeted aid. "This way, help is reaching the places where it is needed the most," said Siemens CEO Heinrich v. Pierer. Siemens' companies in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia have begun directing financial and technical assistance to the devastated regions. The donations of Siemens employees, which are being matched by the company, will be used to alleviate the worst suffering. Siemens experts throughout the region are providing the technical support needed to help restore vital infrastructure such as electricity, telecommunications and water supplies. In addition, the company is making available medical equipment like x-ray and ultrasound systems to the local hospitals. At the moment, the aid measures being provided by the company total over one million euros – and will be increased as needed.

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