Americares Responds to Sumatra Earthquake
A 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook Sumatra on early Wednesday, the 7th of December in the early morning. Building and roads were destroyed and aftershocks continued through the region. Hundreds were reported injured with more than 100 killed. Due to the destruction of one of the hospitals in the region the medical society is struggling to cope with those who need help the most at this time.
Americares is deploying an emergency response expert to Banda Aceh to assess survivors’ health needs and support health care services in the impact zoneAt this time their most pressing concern is the medical attention needed by those who were injured and making sure that families have what they need to stay healthy. Americares has a long history of responding to disasters in Indonesia, most specifically the earthquake and tsunami of 2004.
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