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Tuesday 4 January 2005

IMC Providing Emergency Relief to Tsunami Victims in Aceh, Indonesia

IMC responds with direct emergency assistance

A team of health care workers from International Medical Corps (IMC) is now in Aceh to respond to the immediate impact of this disaster. In coordination with local partners and other relief agencies, IMC plans to:

* Conduct mobile clinics with outreach to affected populations
* Secure supplies of clean drinking water
* Distribute hygiene and sanitation kits
* Distribute food
* Provide psychosocial counseling and support to individuals and families
* Provide generators for temporary shelters and health posts/facilities
* Provide body bags to search and rescue teams

IMC will mobilize additional Indonesian and international doctors, midwives/nurses, and water and sanitation engineers to deliver these vital services.

Pre-existing Indonesia program and trained national staff key to quick response

IMC has worked in Indonesia since 2000 providing emergency and primary health care to victims of violence in the Malukus, West and Central Kalimantan, Madura Island, Sumatra and North and Central Sulawesi, including psychosocial services to survivors and victim families of the Bali bombings. Even in the midst of emergencies, IMC focuses on utilizing local staff and building their capacities to provide ongoing direct services to their communities. True to this mission, the vast majority (96%) of IMC’s Indonesia staff are nationals.

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Anonymous Anonymous said :

Will all the money in the world bring relief to the faces and minds of the victims of this mindless dance of nature.

Tue Jan 04, 10:52:00 PM IST  
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Tue Jan 04, 11:40:00 PM IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

The help they are getting, or money, for that matter will not bring relief to any survivor...but seeing the effort of people around the world would hopefully bring a glimmer of hope, to continue on living amid such a calamity..

Tue Jan 04, 11:43:00 PM IST