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South Asia Earthquake Photo Library

These images of the aftermath of the earthquake that struck India and Pakistan were taken in January-February, 2001. They can be reproduced for promotion of earthquake relief and recovery by members of the ACT network provided they are credited appropriately. A link back to UMCOR's South Asia Emergency page is appreciated.

UMCOR is responding through Action by Churches Together (ACT), a worldwide alliance of about 200 Protestant and Orthodox churches and aid agencies, and through Church's Auxiliary for Social Action (CASA) in India. Because so many relief agencies are responding in urban areas, CASA and ACT are focusing their earthquake efforts on the region's poorest citizens living in remote communities close to the epicenter. In addition to losing loved ones, homes and belongings, people have lost their jobs as the quake destroyed factories and other sources of employment. Your gifts to Advance #274305 designated "South Asia Earthquake" will be used for in the rebuilding work which will take years.

 

Indian family moving along a dirt street past devastations Villagers in the ruins of Lodai, one of the nearest communities to the epicenter of the Gujarat earthquake. Twenty-two people died when the whole village was destroyed. The villagers have been left with nothing. UMCOR's partner organization CASA is providing emergency food rations and shelter materials, including tarpaulins, lanterns, blankets and cooking utensils. Credit:, Christian Aid/ Dominic Nutt 2001



Men standing in front of devastated building Survivors of the Gujarat earthquake in the village of Voundh, 50 kilometers from the state capital Bhuj. Before the disaster the village had a population of 9,000, now it has only 2,000 people. The villagers have been left with nothing. UMCOR's partner organization CASA is providing emergency food rations and shelter materials, including tarpaulins, lanterns, blankets and cooking utensils. Credit:, Christian Aid/ Dominic Nutt 2001



Indian young men standing in front of devastated building Villagers in the ruins of Lodai, one of the nearest communities to the epicenter of the Gujarat earthquake. Twenty-two people died when the whole village was destroyed. The villagers have been left with nothing. UMCOR's partner organization CASA is providing emergency food rations and shelter materials, including tarpaulins, lanterns, blankets and cooking utensils. Credit:, Christian Aid/ Dominic Nutt 2001



Men standing in front of devastated building Villagers in the ruins of Lodai, one of the nearest communities to the epicenter of the Gujarat earthquake. Twenty-two people died when the whole village was destroyed. The villagers have been left with nothing. UMCOR's partner organization CASA is providing emergency food rations and shelter materials, including tarpaulins, lanterns, blankets and cooking utensils. Credit:, Christian Aid/ Dominic Nutt 2001



Men standing in front of devastated building Survivors amidst the ruins of Zikdi, one of the closest communities to the epicenter of the Gujarat earthquake. Every home was destroyed and sixteen people were killed, eight of them school children crushed in a small alleyway outside their classroom. UMCOR's partner organization CASA is providing emergency food rations and shelter materials, including tarpaulins, lanterns, blankets and cooking utensils. Credit:, Christian Aid/ Dominic Nutt 2001



Killer Quake Rocks Gujurat - 6920 Bytes Cover of Killer Quake Rocks Gujarat, a book of photographs produced by CASA (Church's Auxiliary for Social Action). Credit:, CASA 2001



Destroyed building UMCOR, through its partners, CASA and ACT, is focusing relief efforts on the Gujarat's poorest citizens living in remote communities close to the epicenter. Credit:, CASA 2001



Destroyed building UMCOR, through its partners, CASA and ACT, is focusing relief efforts on the Gujarat's poorest citizens living in remote communities close to the epicenter. Credit:, CASA 2001



Destroyed building UMCOR, through its partners, CASA and ACT, is focusing relief efforts on the Gujarat's poorest citizens living in remote communities close to the epicenter. Credit:, CASA 2001



dog in the rubble This dog survived the earthquake. Credit:, CASA 2001



Loading up a truck with food to be distributed This food will be distributed by UMCOR's partner organization CASA to Indians whose villages were devastated by the earthquake in Gujarat Credit:, CASA 2001



Loading up a truck with food to be distributed This food will be distributed by UMCOR's partner organization CASA to Indians whose villages were devastated by the earthquake in Gujarat Credit:, CASA 2001



Indian woman with supplies, CASA banner in background This woman has received shelter materials from UMCOR's partner organization CASA. Credit:, CASA 2001



Temporary tent home This tent is a temporary shelter built with materials received from UMCOR's partner organization CASA. Credit:, CASA 2001



Temporary tent home An Indian family living in a temporary shelter built with materials received from UMCOR's partner organization CASA. Credit:, CASA 2001



Conceptual sketch of an earthquake resistant house - 11067 Bytes A conceptual sketch of an earthquake resistant house. Credit: CASA 2001


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