World Vision partners with local NGO to speed distribution of relief

By January 12, 2004

Iran (MNN)–On Janury 6, New Zealand’s World Vision completed the hand over of tents, soap, plastic sheeting and water containers to Iranian NGO Jari (Help) to disburse to earthquake-hit families in Bam.

World Vision relief director Ton van Zutphen said it was encouraging that local NGOs were approaching World Vision to work in partnership, indicating they had confidence in the organization.

In addition to the commodities supplied by World Vision, food and sanitation were also big problems. An Iranian cooperative had distributed tins of tuna in the district in an effort to alleviate the situation.

Jari began distributing the World Vision commodities this week. Altogether World Vision supplied Jari with 2,000 blankets, 20 tents, 1,000 collapsible water containers, 1,500 pieces of plastic sheeting and 1,000 pieces of soap.

Driven by faith and in partnership with others, World Vision seeks to transform the lives of children and families in need in the name of Christ. Pray that hearts will respond.

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