Saturday, October 08, 2005

Medair dispatches staff to Pakistan

Medair is responding to the 7.6 magnitude earthquake by sending experienced staff already located in the region to Pakistan to determine the extent of the need, and if necessary, to begin assisting in the provision of emergency supplies and shelter. Medair has released initial funding from its Emergency Fund to assist in the crisis.

A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck northern Pakistan and India on Saturday, killing hundreds and possibly thousands, with reports of mountain villages wiped out. Details of the extent of the disaster are limited at present because of disruption to communication links.

For more details, please contact: Robert Schofield, Emergency Desk Officer (language: English), Phone: +41 (0)21 694 3535 Mobile number +41 (0)79 622 9984

John Farmer Operations Director (language: English), Phone: +41(0)21 694 3535 Mobile number +41(0)78 867 0454

Source: Medair
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