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2001 Indian Gujarat Earthquake
BBC: 2001: Thousands die in Gujarat quake
The death toll in the Gujarat earthquake eventually rose to 25,000. A million people were left homeless.
New Scientist: Indian Earthquake
The terrible impact of the earthquake is likely to have been made worse by its relatively shallow depth, 24 km. The seismic waves from deeper earthquakes lose much of their energy by the time they reach the surface.
2001 Indian Gujarat Earthquake: Aid
Caritas Australia responds to the crisis in India
Emergency relief is already being provided by Caritas India and other Caritas agencies with India based operations. Camps are spontaneously establishing themselves near ruined towns and villages. These camps are being provided with plastic sheets, water cans, blankets, tents and mats. Food aid is also being distributed.
World Vision: Gujarat Earthquake: Relief supplies to 15,000 families
"Entire towns, villages and even families are gone. Almost everything is needed - basic humanitarian needs such as temporary shelter, warm clothing, food, drinking water and medical aid."
"As apparent as the physical needs is the psycho-social trauma in the faces and voices of the survivors," Edwards says.
UN System Response to the Gujarat Earthquake Immediate Needs and Action Plan
Based on available information and a holistic approach, interventions have been identified in the following sectors: Coordination, Health, Water and Sanitation, Education and Child Protection, Food and Nutrition, Shelter and Survival, Livelihoods, Logistics.