VITAL aid is now reaching victims of the tsunami disaster- thanks to Examiner readers.
Money raised through the newspaper's appeal with Unicef has meant aid workers have been able to get to work in the stricken areas.
And they are providing aid for thousands - including pregnant women like 20-year-old Radhika.
She began running when she heard a threatening rumble from the sea alongside the village of Pattinacheery in southern India.
But Radhika, unlike her neighbours, was eight months pregnant.
She survived and is now living in a relief camp housed in the Govinda Ammal Govindaswami wedding hall in Nagapattinam district in India's Tamil Nadu province with some 450 other homeless people.
A Unicef medical team gave her a check-up during a visit to Nagapattinam to assess the general health status of children in relief camps.
Although she is in a crowded relief camp, Radhika had the right to ante-natal care that every expectant mother needs, with doctors checking for danger signs that could lead to pregnancy-related complications, such as oedema, anaemia and dehydration.
During this assessment of health conditions in the camps in the area, another 20-year old expectant mother, also in the eighth month of pregnancy, was identified.
The work with mothers-to-be in Nagapattinam is just one of the measures which Unicef is concentrating on in its health and sanitation work in the devastated areas.