Twitter

Facebook

Youtube

Pintrest

RSS

Hindi News | Samay | UP/Uttarakhand | MP/Chhattisgarh | Bihar/Jharkhand | Rajasthan | Aalami Samay
72 tonnes of food aid for quake-struck Guatemala
Last Updated : 18 Nov 2012 09:51:43 AM IST
 quake-struck Guatemala
72 tonnes of food aid for quake-struck Guatemala

 

The World Food Program has begun distributing some 72 tons of emergency food aid to help victims of last week's powerful earthquake, officials at the international agency said.

 

"We are working diligently to continue giving an immediate response to the needs of people in need of shelter," Anne Valand, an official with the United Nations-run group, said in a statement yesterday.

The WFP said the food aimed to help the Central American country's 13,000 quake victims, many of whose homes were damaged and live disrupted by the November 7 quake off the coast of western Guatemala.

Forty-four people died in the 7.4 magnitude quake, making it the country's most violent seismic event since 1976 whenalmost 23,000 people perished in an earthquake. The same area was hit by a 6.2-magnitude aftershock three days later.

The food aid included corn, beans, cooking oil and enriched flour, said the WFP, which said the staples were meant to tide over needy families for about 10 days.


Post Your Comment (0 posted):
Post your comment Post Your Comments
Your name :
Your e-mail address :
Your website :
Add your comments :
Please enter the code you see in the image:
Code

super luxury car maker Rolls-Royce is gearing up to tap the country's Billionaires with ne

Coming-of-age drama 'Boyhood' won three of the biggest awards at the BAFTA 2015 but it was

Sunny Leone is seen scorching the screen in the first look of Leela with her bold acts.

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, S

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian reportedly wants Beyonce to buy a house in her gated commun

Automaker Renault India today said it will roll-out a multi-purpose vehicle 'Lodgy' and a

Pharma tycoon Dilip Shanghvi surpassed Mukesh Ambani as the world's richest Indian with a

When Holi is round the corner, can anyone forget all-time hit Bollywood songs?

In an interim order, the Bombay High Court has restrained the city police from arresting o

In an interim order, the Bombay High Court has restrained the city police from arresting o

The world's most complete specimen of a Stegosaurus dinosaur dating back to 150 million ye

Motorola will bring the second generation of its affordable smartphone 'Moto E' to India o


Samay Live

Samay Live

 

Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live
Samay Live

10.10.70.24