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31 Jan 2003 description

At 1:47 a.m. on September 21, 1999, an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale struck central Taiwan. The quake was the most powerful in a century. It killed 2,400 people and left 50,000 homes in ruins.

22 Jan 2003 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organisation and its millions of volunteers are active in 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org