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disaster relief | June 7, 2018

Tragedy in Guatemala: Fuego Volcano Update

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Sadly, the tragic news from aftermath of the Guatemala Fuego volcano continues.

News reports indicate that 109 people have died as a result of the eruption. Hundreds of people are still missing and presumed dead. After two eruptions in three days, more than 12,000 people have been evacuated. The entire village of El Rodeo was covered by a river of boiling lava and ash.

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MAP International relief supplies are being used by first responders providing care for survivors.

Please give now to support our relief efforts. Your support will help us continue providing MAP Disaster Health Kits, supplies for burn injuries, personal protective equipment such as masks, and more to victims of the volcano eruption.

MAP International Action to Date:

  • Disaster Health Kits (DHK) are being provided to people displaced from their homes. DHKs are designed to provide health supplies and other comfort items to aid a person living in a shelter for one week.
  • MAP is preparing a shipment of personal protective equipment and safety gear including masks, and gloves, as well as additional items to help in the search and rescue process. MAP is placing a large supply of burn treatment supplies with a medical mission team leaving for Guatemala this week.
  • Wound dressing supplies were distributed to local firefighter/EMT units which are currently deployed to aid stations at the disaster site. MAP contributions also include gloves, zinc oxide tape, sharps containers, and plastic bags for medicine.

Please continue to pray for the victims of this devastating event. Also, please pray for the rescue workers providing aid to survivors and searching for those missing.

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