- Distribution of aid is underway, with larger-scale work expected in the coming days as supplies arrive in-country.
- The priority for assistance is search-and-rescue assistance, including teams with vital heavy-lifting equipment, and medical assistance and supplies.
- Coordination of assistance is vital. The UN Disaster and Assessment Coordination (UNDAC) team and OCHA coordination teams are on the ground. They are coordinating the arrival of search and rescue and other assistance at the airport.
- Six Urban Search and Rescue teams have arrived. An additional 21 teams are due to arrive by the end of today.
- Access to people in need is difficult due to debris and obstacles on the roads.
- UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
- To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit https://www.unocha.org/.