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Monday, October 24, 2005

Red Cross sends 2nd team to Pakistan

Another team of experts will be dispatched to earthquake-stricken Pakistan by the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) to assist in recovery and relocation efforts there.

PNRC chairman and Sen. Richard Gordon said the team is being sent at the request of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC).

Gordon said team is tasked to assist in logistics, disaster management and critical incident stress debriefing among survivors and their families.

The second team is composed of Nenita Briones from the Cotabato City Red Cross Chapter, Grace Avellano of the PNRC social services department, and national field representative Leo Abajo of the PNRC safety services.

The first team, led by PNRC disaster management head Raul Garganera, was deployed soon after a strong tremor rocked Pakistan last month, leaving thousands of people either dead or homeless. —

Sheila Crisostomo
The Philippine Star 10/25/2005