Although the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean affected a much wider geographic area, the impact on individual cities such as Tacloban is comparable, said Ben Hemingway, a regional advisor with the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance at the U.S. Agency for International Development.
We are ready to go to the most remote and volatile area of this country and start assisting the population with health and nutritional support," says Ben Hemingway, IMC Senior Desk Officer for Chad, Sudan, and CAR.
"We are extremely concerned about the deteriorating situation, in particular its impact on displaced populations who are now at even greater risk of disease, hunger and sexual violence," said Ben Hemingway, International Medical Corps' Deputy Director of Operations.
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"As a first responder to some of the most devastating disasters of our time, we understand the immediate and long-term needs of tropical storm survivors," says Ben Hemingway, deputy director of international operations for International Medical Corps.
"With the large number of displaced throughout the region, our team is working at the international and local level to identify the most pressing humanitarian needs in Georgia, as well as in North Ossetia and Abkhazia, to determine how best we can assist the most vulnerable populations," says Ben Hemingway, deputy director of international operations for International Medical Corps.
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