Saturday, October 08, 2005

World Vision responds to 7.6 Richter scale earthquake

World Vision is deploying assessment teams to some of the hardest-hit areas following today's earthquake that was felt across Pakistan, Afghanistan and parts of northern India, which officials are calling the strongest in over a century.

"With more than 70 per cent of dwellings destroyed in the Mansehra region, much of the infrastructure ruined and reports of entire villages leveled, the most important task is coordinating immediate distribution of emergency supplies," said Dave Toycen, president of World Vision Canada. "Winter is quickly approaching and the harsh temperatures at night are going to cause incredible suffering for the thousands of children and their families left homeless."

The next 48 hours are critical as aftershocks continue to increase tension and panic among the survivors. Relief supplies are being readied for shipment from warehouses in the region. Emergency relief supplies being distributed will include items such as: food, water, cooking utensils, hygiene items (such as soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and feminine hygiene products), blankets, medicines and medical supplies as well as shelter materials. Read More.....

Source: World Vision Canada
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Anonymous Anonymous said :

where is the richter scale then!?

January 03, 2009 8:57 am