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  UNT response about the December 26 Tsunami

As the university community returns from winter break to begin our spring semester, we remain deeply saddened by the loss of so many lives and the widespread devastation throughout East Africa and South Asia after the December 26 earthquake and tsunamis.

All of us at UNT express our deepest sympathy to all those who are suffering from this terrible tragedy and to the families and friends of those who have been killed or are missing.

Our thoughts are also with the UNT students, faculty and staff, whose families, homes and friends have been affected by this disaster in their home countries. The international studies and programs offices, as well as our counseling services and other support offices are available to provide assistance.

As one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history, these events are posing one of the most challenging humanitarian crises in our lifetime. It’s important to not only express condolences, but also to help. I encourage members of the UNT community to support the international relief agencies involved in providing humanitarian aid to stop the spread of disease, deliver food and water, and provide medicine, clothing, food and shelter for the victims.

Norval F. Pohl


UNT Benefit Concert

The College of Music will present a free, benefit concert to raise funds for victims of the recent tsunami in Asia on Jan. 23 (Sunday), at 8 p.m. in Winspear Hall of the Murchison Performing Arts Center.

Help others

The American Red Cross is accepting contributions online and over the telephone at 1-800-HELPNOW. Checks and money orders can also be mailed:
American Red Cross, Disaster Relief Fund,
P.O. Box 37243
Washington, D.C. 20013.

UNICEF is accepting contributions through its website and by mail:,
333 East 38th Street,
New York, NY 10016.

Make checks and money orders payable to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

Other relief organizations are listed on the following websites:


Help for UNT students

Campus resources for students seeking support include:

  • International Studies and Programs office
  • International Welcome Center , Kendall
    Hall, Room 103
  • Counseling and Testing Center
  • Dean of Students
  • Women’s Center