Press Release- Public urged to visit Howyoucanhelp.ie to find out how to support earthquake survivors

29 october 2015

DÓCHAS

The Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations

PRESS RELEASE

29th October 2015

Public urged to visit Howyoucanhelp.ie to find out how to support earthquake survivors

Dóchas, the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations is urging members of the public to visit: www.howyoucanhelp.ie to find out how they can support relief efforts in Pakistan and Afghanistan following a devastating earthquake which hit the regions on Monday.

As winter approaches, freezing weather conditions are further endangering the lives of the survivors of the powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake that has killed over 300 people and left thousands homeless.

Irish NGOs are working with partner organisations in the region to provide humanitarian relief in the form of shelter, food supplies, sanitation, medical services and psychosocial support to people in the affected regions as they continue to grapple with the aftermath of this devastating earthquake. Blocked roads and limited access to remote areas is also proving to be a major obstacle to relief efforts.

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NOTES TO EDITORS:

  • Visitwww.howyoucanhelp.ie for more information on the Irish aid organisations supporting earthquake relief efforts.  
  • Dochas is the Irish Association of Non-Governmental Development Organisations. Seewww.dochas.ie for a full list of members and for further information. 
  • Further updates available from http://reliefweb.int/