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25 Oct 2011 description



Since a catastrophic 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked eastern Turkey on Sunday, October 23, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has been in conversation with partner International Blue Crescent (IBC), seeking to get emergency supplies to survivors.

At least 270 people were known to have died in the earthquake, whose epicenter was in the town of Ercis. Some 1,300 people were injured in the quake and the 200 aftershocks that rattled the area through Sunday night. Many people remain missing.

30 Apr 2001 description
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Welcome to the April edition of the monthly emergencies update. Click on the link below to take you to the information you are interested in. Since the last edition rains have continued to fall in Mozambique and Malawi and recovery work is underway in Gujarat, India and El Salvador. This update also includes information from AA Burundi, AA Bangladesh and AA Ethiopia on the latest emergency situations and intiatives there.