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The red Cross: Now, it is about saving lives

"The red Cross: Now it's all about saving lives" "the Red cross is on the ground in Indonesia after the severe tsunami night to Sunday. At the moment it's

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The red Cross: Now, it is about saving lives
"The red Cross: Now it's all about saving lives"

"the Red cross is on the ground in Indonesia after the severe tsunami night to Sunday. At the moment it's about trying to save lives, but you also want to get a picture of how the various relief efforts can reach in the best way."

"– We have big stocks of water, food, blankets and medical equipment, but it can be challenging to reach out when the infrastructure is destroyed, " says Fredrik Hammarbäck of the Swedish Red Cross to the TT."

"the Charity is still difficult to get a clear picture of the need for help on the islands of Java and Sumatra, which was hit by a tsunami the night on Sunday, Swedish time."

"– Now it's about saving lives. Pull people out of the rubble and take care of those who are damaged, " says Fredrik Hammarbäck."

"A dozen employees from the indonesian Red Cross are working in the area, but also many volunteers have been activated."

"– They are, unfortunately, accustomed to these situations now. As late as in the autumn hit the West of a severe earthquake."

"Fredrik Hammarbäck has not been in contact with the employees in place yet."

" It is very difficult to get a picture of what happens there. But the focus now is life-saving efforts, but also to distribute water and food. We have various warehouses scattered in different places."

"In the bearings, there are also blankets and medical equipment."

"– It often becomes a very, very big pressure on workers in these events, and dressings and medications to take out. Then our material is important."

"the Red Cross task in the moment is also to identify how the infrastructure has been damaged."

"" I have understood that the main road between Serang and Pandeglang is destroyed, and we continue to examine how other routes have been affected."

"there is No american staff have even been sent to Indonesia."

"– First we need to add the puzzle and investigate the terrain. Then we can better understand how we can help in the best way."

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