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Thursday, August 16, 2007

EARTHQUAKE IN PERU - ICA NEEDS HELP

Hello to everyone who reads this blog and crafts along with me. As many of you may know by now, yesterday we lived the horror of an earthquake of 7.9, luckily in Capitol City Lima damages were minimal. The epicenter was inside the sea but near the coastal city of Ica (6 hours away from Lima by car), and other districts such as Pisco and Nazca, they are now suffering greatly, 80% of the population has lost their homes there are over 450 deaths and thousand of injured, our government is doing now as much as they can, but unfortunately we do not count with much, we do not have enough helicopters, not enough food, not enough basic supplies. It is so bad that people is crying for coffins to bury their dead, but we can’t send them what they need because the highways are closed because they are cracked or cover of rocks, again we do not own enough helicopters or people specialized in the army for this type of situations. The European community has said that they will help us giving 1 million Euros to help. I really hope that more countries could help us, and more people be aware of this disaster and raise their voices to help.

UPDATE: the number of deaths has increased because the aid is failing to apply proper treatment to be victims and because the hospitals are either swarming with injureds or where destroyed by the earthquake.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP, THIS ARE SOME LINKS OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE OPEN CAMPAINGS TO HELP OUR FELLOW COUNTRYMEN

http://www.americares.org/
http://www.unicefusa.org/
http://www.care.org/
http://www.redcross.org/
http://www.worldvision.org/
http://www.directrelief.org/
http://www.oxfamamerica.org/
http://www.lwr.org/

WE NEED AS MUCH HELP AS NEEDED


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