team consisting of the following has already reached Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Dino Touthang, Director, Operations, EFICOR (Evangelical Fellowship
of India Commission On Relief) is coordinating the relief efforts -
trying to link up various relief organisations.
will be leaving for a village called Adhoi in Kucch district on the
30th morning in a hired van. The village is 270 kms from
Ahmedabad, 130 kms from Bhuj and 15 kms from Bacchaw, which was the
epicentre of the quake. It will take approximately 7 hours for them
to reach the village from Ahmedabad.
the initial reports, the village has been totally devastated and no
agency has yet reached. The exact extent of destruction will be known
only in a few days after the team starts working there.
Mobilisation was working in the area. Almost all in the village have
lost their houses. Drinking water is difficult to find.
will be initially based in Adhoi and operate the mobile clinic from
there. The team has taken tents, water, cooking supplies for 7 days.
Locals in the village have agreed to cook for the team.
is a lot of psychological stress because of the continuing tremors in
the region. Even in Ahmedabad people are sleeping in the open areas
may have to be shipped from Delhi
team will take over in a weeks' time.
do pray for their safety. Pray that they will bring consolation and
hope to the many who are injured and lost their loved ones.