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Thursday, January 21, 2010

International Medical Corps appeals for HELP to Haiti

On January 12, a 7.0 earthquake struck 10 miles south of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince.

International Medical Corps’ Emergency Response Team is in Port-au-Prince assisting survivors of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Haiti Tuesday. The team is providing medical care outside the general hospital near the Presidential Palace where hundreds of people have congregated for help.

  • Estimated 2.5 to 3 million people are expected be affected.
  • Earthquake triggered mudslides, collapsed buildings, and knocked out power and communications lines.
  • Injuries and loss of life are predicted to be substantial.
  • People reportedly trapped under rubble and much of Port-au-Prince is destroyed.

Other members of the Emergency Response Team are conducting a rapid needs assessment and visiting hospitals around the city to explore their condition.

In addition to emergency medical care, survivors of the earthquake are likely to be in immediate need of food and water, as well as non-food items like blankets, tents, stoves, and water purification equipment. Public health is a major concern as well. International Medical Corps will also focus on providing emergency shelter and other essential items in its relief effort.We need your help to work as quickly as possible while lives can still be saved.

$200 ships $2,500 worth of life saving medicines and medical supplies to help our Emergency Response Team provide critically needed care.

$100 buys water filtration systems that would provide clean, safe drinking water to at least 3 families.

$25 helps fully immunize one child under the age of 5 and protect him or her from illness.

$10 provides hygiene kits to 2 people to help protect them from sanitation-related illnesses, and provide a basic level of comfort and dignity.

The response draws on 25 years of experience in emergency settings, including last September's earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia, and the massive 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.

Already the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti struggles with widespread poverty with 70 percent of its population living on less than two dollars a day.

Silver Inning Foundation request you to please DONATE/HELP people of Haiti.

Donate and HELP at:

Doctors and Nurses can click here to Volunteer:

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