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Former Beatle Donates Nearly $2 Million to Tsunami Relief Efforts

Former Beatle Paul McCartney and his wife Heather have donated nearly $2 million to the tsunami relief efforts.

The couple said in a statement they were giving the money to the International Rescue Committee UK, an independent British charity that operates in Indonesia's Aceh province.

A spokesman for the charity told the British media they were overwhelmed by the couple's generous gesture. He said the group will use the money to deploy mobile emergency teams in Aceh to supply clean drinking water and medicines to the needy.

A source close to the couple said that, like most people, they were moved by the devastation and wanted to do their part to help in the British effort.

Some information for this story provided by AFP.