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Thursday, 28 March, 2002, 16:24 GMT
Afghanistan quake: How to help
Earthquake victims
Aid has started arriving in the area
As the aid effort to help victims of Afghanistan's earthquake gets off the ground, BBC News Online examines which organisations are providing help:

World Health Organisation (WHO)

The WHO has sent three tonnes of emergency medical supplies to Nahrin. Supplies include enough medicines, and essential equipment to treat 30,000 people for three months.

One of their main priorities is to prevent the outbreak of epidemics, including cholera, and other diarrhoeal diseases.

Acted (Agency For Technical Co-operation and Development)

Has sent 2,500 tents, 1,000 blankets, 1,500 shelter kits, plus basic food supplies.

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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

MSF has set up emergency facilities to help the victims of the earthquake.

Many of their resources that were already deployed in northern Afghanistan are being used to assist the victims of the earthquake

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The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has delivered tents, blankets, kitchen sets and jerry cans to hold water for about 1,000 families.

Quake devastation
The town of Nahrin was almost totally destroyed

The International Committee of the Red Cross has sent medical kits to treat up to 400 people.

It has also sent enough food for 4,000 families which will last for six weeks.

The Afghan Red Crescent has sent eight trucks of relief supplies.

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Unicef has transported 70 tonnes of emergency supplies focusing on the needs of women and children.

Among the items sent are: clothing, jerry cans, blankets, water purification tablets, soap and baby hygiene units.

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The UNHCR has sent over 11 tonnes of aid, including tents, blankets, mattresses, kitchen units and more than 30,000 bars of soap.

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