New Updates from Red Cross 12/10 at 17.15:
: Thousands of people were homeless on the Indonesian island of Sumatra last week after two major earthquakes - that is why the Danish Red Cross received four million Danish kroner from DANIDA for the massive reconstruction work.
(aka. Myanmar): The wind continues to be frightening in Myanmar. Theme: A year has passed since Cyclone Nargis smashed into the Myanmar (Burma). Today the reconstruction of houses, schools and farms has started, but the horrors of last year are still haunting the survivors. Thousands are still traumatized by the disaster.
COOPERATION WITH ECHO
: The EU's humanitarian aid department, ECHO, support Red Cross relief work in several places in the world.
Help for 10,000 victims of Typhoon Morakot
. Typhoon Marakot, with its more than 160 km / h devastated the coasts of CHINA, PHILIPPINES and TAIWAN
. Red Cross helps with everything from the evacuation and shelter to flip-flops and cookware.
Floods isolate typhoon victims: Typhoon Morakot that devastated TAIWAN recently was accompanied by floods and mudslides. Red Cross assists with search and rescue work.
What the Danish Red Cross
: Danish Red Cross has sent the equivalent of one million Danish kroner to SUMATRA. A large part of the mones goes to putting up 50 large tents to serve as temporary schools. 241 schools were so damaged during the earthquakes that they can no longer be used.
In addition, the Danish Red Cross received 300,000 Danish kroner from the Danish embassy in Indonesia. They include the purchase of 2,000 blankets, 2,000 sarongs, 2,000 hygiene kits and 600 tarpaulins.
These news items are also posted at UPDATES OF THE SITUATION IN SOUTHEAST ASIA that will be the thread used by me in the future as it will contain updates from various sources and not only Red Cross, but also for instance UNICEF.
Very soon - probably from Wednesday - I will only be posting in UPDATES OF THE SITUATION IN SOUTHEAST ASIA. NANCY
Originally Posted by nancyk58;3559175
I am going to create a thread called "UPDATES OF THE SITUATION IN THE SOUTHEAST ASIA" to make it easy for those interested to have an overview of the situation there including what is going on in that region, the relief efforts of the relief organizations and some articles with reports for instance from the rescuers or someone from the relief organizations being in the area to get an overview of the situation etc. NANCY