OTTAWA, Aug. 23 /CNW/ - As the crisis continues to devastate the lives
of 20 million people, the Canadian Red Cross is deploying an Emergency
Response Unit (ERU) to Shikarpour, located in the Sindh province of
The unit is comprised of a self-contained team of specialist
professionals and pre-packed sets of standardised equipment. This will
provide immediate curative, preventive and community health care to
thousands of vulnerable people.
The team will be departing from the Ottawa airport this afternoon.
Photo opportunity: Canadian Red Cross emergency response leaving for
August 23, 3:00pm
1000 Airport Parkway Private, Ottawa, Ontario, K1V 9B4
The Canadian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and
Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of
Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the
Red Cross and 186 national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
globally. The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of
vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and
around the world.
SOURCE Canadian Red Cross
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