Supporting the response to Tanzania earthquake

At the request of the United Nations, a MapAction volunteer has deployed to Tanzania to support the response to an earthquake which struck the border area between Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda on 10 September.

According to early information, at least 13 people have been reported dead and more than 200 hospitalised with injuries resulting from the quake. Assessments are still underway, however it is thought that hundreds of buildings have been destroyed and many more identified as damaged and unsafe.

It is anticipated that our volunteer will help compile analysis of priority needs from Bukoba town near the earthquake’s epicentre.