Haiti: earthquake survivors reconnect / Les survivants reprennent contact

In Haiti, thousands of people live in anguish, unsure whether their relatives are buried under the rubble or alive and unable to communicate. In the first two weeks following the earthquake, Red Cross tracing teams offered over 2000 phone calls to survivors in the largest camps in Port-au-Prince, so they could get in touch with relatives abroad. Over 3000 people have posted a “safe and well” message on a special website (www.icrc.org/familylinks), while 22,000 persons are listed as unaccounted for. 

En Haïti, des milliers de personnes vivent dans l’angoisse liée au sort de leurs proches ensevelis sous les décombres, ou vivants mais dans l’impossibilité de communiquer. Durant les deux semaines qui ont suivi le séisme, les équipes de la Croix-Rouge ont offert plus de 2 000 appels téléphoniques aux rescapés dans les principaux camps de Port-au-Prince, afin qu’ils contactent leurs proches à l’étranger. Plus de 3 000 personnes ont publié, sur un site web spécial (www.icrc.org/familylinks), un message indiquant qu’elles sont en vie, alors que 22 000 noms de disparus y ont été inscrits. 

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