Taiwan Red Cross responds to deadly earthquake

Five rescue teams from the Taiwan Red Cross supported government and military emergency services in searching the ruins of collapsed buildings in Tainan City in early February, after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck in the south of Taiwan. In the most difficult cases, the teams spent hours digging through a maze of broken concrete walls and rubble. In one dramatic case, Red Cross workers discovered a little boy who was trapped deep inside one of the buildings. Red Cross staff and volunteers helped by providing psychosocial support to patients and their relatives, preparing hot meals, distributing blankets, sleeping bags and warm jackets, and delivering cash grants to the closest relatives of those who were killed, among other things. Photo: REUTERS/Pichi Chuan


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