'' Series of Nicaragua Earthquakes Brings Additional Hazards to Garbage Dump Community – International Samaritan

Series of Nicaragua Earthquakes Brings Additional Hazards to Garbage Dump Community

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International has been serving the garbage dump community of Ciudad Sandino near Managua, Nicaragua. The area was devastated by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake in 1972 that killed 10,000 people and left residents without even the most basic of necessities. Piles of rubble from leveled buildings still remain in some places.

Sadly, the Managua region is once again being hit hard by a series of earthquakes, including a 6.1 magnitude quake on April 10th that damaged hundreds of homes, injured dozens of people and left them without power and water. A landslide brought on by the quake caused further damage.

Photo credit: El Nuevo Diario
Photo credit: El Nuevo Diario

The residents of the area, especially those who remember all too well the tragedy of the 1972 quake, are understandably shaken and afraid. Our in-country coordinator, Tania Solorzano, says that residents are sleeping outside their homes for fear of more earthquakes, and “it feels like 1972 again.”

International Samaritan anticipates that our services will be especially important in the coming months as those affected by these quakes struggle to rebuild. We have scheduled service learning immersion experiences to Nicaragua for groups and are offering an opportunity for individuals to serve with us July 20-27, 2014.

Please join us or donate now and help these people when their need is greater than ever.Contacting our office at (734)-222-0701 or info@intsam.org for an application and payment. or donate now and help these people when their need is greater than ever.

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