Unique Rapid-Response Idea for Kashmir Quake Survivors
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) came up with a novel idea to provide extra support for quake survivors during the inclement weather. The organisation has enlisted 100 volunteers to staff rapid response teams in Muzaffarabad to answer calls for urgent assistance. For example, through round-the-clock announcements on Power99 FM and Azad Kashmir Radio, IOM received more than 250 ‘hotline’ emergency calls on Sunday alone in Muzaffarabad. The 10 teams deployed erected collapsed tents, provided 700 tarpaulins to cover the tents and replaced wet blankets.