Haiti

International Medical Corps Mobilizes for Emergency Response to Haiti's 7.0 Earthquake

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Los Angeles, Calif. - International Medical Corps is deploying an Emergency Response Team to Haiti after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck just 10 miles off the coast of the capital, Port-au-Prince. A hospital is reported to be collapsed, according to the Associated Press, and a tsunami watch has been issued for parts of the Caribbean.

International Medical Corps is assembling a team of first responders and resources to provide lifesaving medical care and other emergency services to survivors of the earthquake. This response draws on 25 years of experience in emergency settings, including last September's earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia, and the massive 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.

Since its inception nearly 25 years ago, International Medical Corps' mission has been consistent: relieve the suffering of those impacted by war, natural disaster and disease, by delivering vital health care services that focus on training. This approach of helping people help themselves is critical to returning devastated populations to self-reliance. For more information visit our website at www.imcworldwide.org.

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Margaret Aguirre
Director, Global Communications
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(310) 430.3215 - cell
maguirre@imcworldwide.org