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Thousands injured and 70’000 need shelter in the predominantely Kurdish region. Tremors were felt as far away as Israel and Turkey.
In a 7.1 magnitude quake, dozens of buildings, including schools, collapsed. “We are very sad and we only pray to God that He delivers us”, says Christian worker in Mexico City.
As Christians keep visiting the people affected by the disaster, they have come to be called Kirisuto-san or ‘Mr./Ms. Christ’, with respect and appreciation.
Pastor Pietro Evangelista runs an association to help those affected by the earthquakes in Italy. "We want them to know that the evangelical church is present", he says.
Hundreds were injured, roads and buildings have been heavily affected in Aceh (Sumatra island). The area was devastated by a massive tsunami in December 2004.
“Haitian believers will someday be the channel through which God will restore this country”. Miqueas Forster (GAiN Spain) just returned from a humanitarian trip to the country.
Ministries and churches attended a special summit five days after the tragedy. 40 organisations aggree to “coordinate the efforts in order to bring together into a single stream the various initiatives.”
The Italian Evangelical Alliance is active in contributing to relief work and to coordinate its work with evangelical agencies. Condolences of European believers.
Authorities confirm more than 350 dead and great devastation in the north of the country. The World Evangelical Alliance expresses “confraternal solidarity in the love of Jesus Christ in this time of pain.”
US Geological survey is in disagreement with Nasa's results, stating that there's only 85 per cent chance this could happen.
“It's very difficult to know what to do. This has definitely added to the sense of fear and uncertainty”, Christian organisation in Nepal says. At least 65 people dead and more than 2,000 injured.
Country faces the threat of disease and child trafficking. Many Christian churches and organisations helping. Government confirms that more than 7,500 people lost their lives.
Thirty-nine year old Zivic, working with Athletes for Christ in Nepal: “There is a lot of news coming out but I ask you to pray for the many people who have lost everything.”
Four-months-old Sonit Awal was recued after his father heard him crying. In hospital, the baby was found free of severe injuries.
Government fears 10,000 have lost their lives. Many still sleep on the streets. Access to rural areas is very difficult.
Number of victims keep rising, 6,500 injured. Country tries to recover from chaos, international help strats coming in. Aftershock on Sunday caused more avalanches.
On the fourth anniversary of the Fukushima quake-tsunami, there are still many people and places affected.