Emergency Response Update: Earthquake in Tanzania


On September 10, 2016, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the northern section of Tanzania near the Ugandan border, centering on the small town of Bukoba. In response, Direct Relief sent an emergency shipment that departed last week. Included in the shipment were a selection of basic medical supplies and essential medicines, from lactated ringers, catheters, syringes, bandages and exam gloves to antibiotics like amoxicillin, pain relievers and iodine solution to assist in care for hundreds of Tanzanian earthquake survivors.

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