PRESS RELEASEUpdate on the Abruzzo Emergency
Italian Red Cross Action increases
Account details for donations
The Italian Red Cross is active in the areas hit by the earthquake with 400 humanitarion operators and volunteers.
Four Advanced Medical Posts are operational (II° level A.M.P., teams of volunteer doctors and nurses for medical aid and assistance). Two in L’Aquila, one in Paganica with 2 doctors, 10 logistic staff and 3 nurses and the last one in Piazza Acquasanta; in addition 2 triage tents (primary First Aid screening) and a waiting room provide their service to victims.
More than 30 ambulances are operational, 7 Dog Units (4 from naples and 3 from Trento). The SEP teams for psychological support are active and at present close to the families hit by the tragedy.
The camp kitchens are now 4 and a fifth is on its way. The first, in L’Aquila provides 7000 meals a day working with 20 It.R.C. humanitarian operators and another 50 ItRC volunteers. The second, in San Gregorio, able to provide 3000 meals a day, the third in Collemaggio (2000 meals a day) and the forth in Centicolella.
Another convey is on its way from Verona with a fifth camp kitchen, with a capacity of 7000 meals a day, a base camp for 300 operators, buldozers, a four wheel drive ambulance, light columns, toilets and logistic equipments.
10.000 blankets have been distributed.
Furthermore extraordinary aid is expected to arrive in the evening offered by the Swiss Red Cross: 200 tents with a 1000 bed capacity and additional 2000 blankets.
- Bank account
Bank account n° 218020 at: Banca Nazionale del Lavoro – Agency of Roma Bissolati - Via San Nicola da Tolentino 67 – Roma Croce Rossa Italiana Via Toscana, 12 - 00187 Roma. IBAN code is: IT66 - C010 0503 3820 0000 0218020
Swift code BNLIITRR
Cause ABRUZZO EARTHQUAKE
- Postal account n. 300004
Croce Rossa Italiana, via Toscana 12 - 00187 Roma c/c postale n° 300004 IBAN code: IT24 - X076 0103 2000 0000 0300 004 Cause ABRUZZO EARTHQUAKE
- Donation on line
Donations online are also possible through the Italian Red Cross website:
Cause SISMA ABRUZZO – APRILE 2009
Comunications Department Italian Red Cross:
Spokesperson for Francesco Rocca, head of the Italian Red Cross:
Tommaso Della Longa +39.3220.127.116.115
Red Cross trucks arrives in a refugees camp set up in a stadium as a couple takes his diner in a tent on April 6, 2009 in the Abruzzo capital L'aquila, epicentre of an earthquake earlier on April 6, 2009. A violent earthquake rocked central Italy killing at least 150 people, injuring 1,500 and devastating the walled medieval town of L'Aquila where buildings and homes were reduced to rubble. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON