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Old 08-15-2007, 08:24 PM   #1
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AP - A powerful earthquake shook Peru's southern coast on Wednesday, toppling some houses in Lima and sparking a tsunami warning for South America's central Pacific coast.



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Groups Say Peru Still Badly Needs Aid
Aug 30, 2007 - Relief officials urgently appealed for more aid Thursday for earthquake survivors along Peru's shattered southern coast. Medical help, blankets and tents top the list, along with food, water and latrines.
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Two weeks after the devastating quake, survivors are huddling in cardboard shelters in desperate, unhygienic conditions, said Doctors Without Borders spokesman Francois Dumont, speaking from the town of Guadeloupe. "We found the town completely destroyed," Dumont told The Associated Press. "In makeshift shelters made of cardboard and bed sheets in front of their destroyed houses, families are living in cold and unhygienic conditions. They have no latrines, no drinking water and no real space to bathe."

"It's like one day after the quake," said Dumont, whose group has 35 people operating mobile clinics and offering psychological counseling in the disaster zone. The magnitude-8 earthquake on Aug. 15 leveled most of Pisco, a port city 125 miles southeast of Lima, killing at least 519 people, injuring 1,366 and destroying 40,000 homes. At least 40 other people remain missing, said Alberto Visual, a director in Peru's civil defense agency.

Despite substantial help initially from Latin America, Europe, Japan and the United States, some 200,000 people still need still need help to save their lives, said Elisabeth Byrs, spokeswoman for the U.N.'s humanitarian affairs office, which has appealed for US$37 million more in donations. The town of Cabeza del Toro is one of many where survivors are in dire need of help, said Mar Mora, an adviser to the U.N. World Food Program.

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A good organization to send relief donations to is:

Supplies Over Seas

They are set up to provide the very relief mentioned in this article.
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