Food for the Hungry helps earthquake victims

By October 13, 2005

Asia (MNN) — The death toll continues to rise. The number of people being found alive is getting smaller. The hope of finding loved ones alive is shrinking as well. Food for the Hungry is doing all they can to renew hope in this devastated area that seen more than 30,000 dead and has left millions homeless.

FHI is rushing emergency help and supplies to the survivors of the devastating earthquake that has shocked South Central Asia. The need is great as the 7.6 magnitude quake tore through the region wiping out more than 40 villages. It is a place of massive destruction.

Food for the Hungry has already identified local partners in both Pakistan and India and is coordinating efforts to provide care kits, winterized shelter tents, blankets, purified water and other emergency relief supplies. In addition, medical and construction teams will arrive in the area later this week.

Food for the Hungry is focusing its emergency relief efforts near the epicenter of the earthquake, where many of the towns were completely destroyed. Reports from Food for the Hungry’s relief team coordinator reveal bodies lying in the streets and many others injured and unattended.

Food for the Hungry is a Christian organization, providing emergency relief and implements development programs in 47 countries to help the world’s most disadvantaged people.

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