Help for Building Collapse Victims

BANGLADESH - APRIL 29, 2013  (updated July 30/13)

ERDO responds to the Bangladesh building collapseThrough the Pentecostal Assemblies of Bangladesh (PAOB), ERDO responded to immediate needs of people affected by the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Savar which is on the outskirts of Dhaka.  On April 23, 2013 cracks in the building had been inspected by the owner and deemed safe for occupants. The next day workers inside the building were crushed by the collapse of floors in this eight level structure. 

On April 28th, smoke could be seen coming from a section of the third floor. 

The authorities say 1,130 people died, about 2,500 people were injured and 2,437 people were rescued.

Through the Pentecostal Assemblies of Bangladesh (PAOB), ERDO responded with medical support, food aid and psycho-social support.


ERDO responds to the Bangladesh building collapse

ERDO's partner, PAOB is led by Reverend Philip Adhikary. Adhikary and the PAOB church continue to provide care to those affected by the building collapse. PAOB has a medical clinic with a physician, two registered nurses and medical staff near the site and has been involved with treating and caring for many of the injured.  They are also involved with follow up visits to the homes of those who have been affected, and are providing medicines for out-patients.  They also provided limited food assistance to families who have lost primary household wage earner salaries.  As an NGO they have been requested to do so by the Bangladesh government for a short period of time.

ERDO asked Canadians to help the PAOB church and clinic in Dhaka to provide food and medicine to those who have been assigned to them for care.

Bangladesh Building Collapse Damage



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