IFAW ER Team Heading to Pacific to Aid in Flood Relief.
J.C. Bouvier is the International Fund for Animal Welfare's Online Community Coordinator, he assembled this report from various sources available...additional reports will follow from team memebers on the ground in Indonesia and India including IFAW's Emergency Responders Jennifer Miller and Michael Booth...
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) personell are en route to affected areas of the pacific region as I type this...Massive flooding has destroyed roads, villages, livestock and killed a number of people in both Kaziranga, India and Sulewesi, Indonesia among other regions over the past 10 days.
The teams are working from an action plan that includes proceedures for raising awareness that NGO's are on the ground to provide aid, and how best to care for animals in distress. The teams will also work with local park authorities to help vehicles know where wild animal pathways have formed and how best to divert heavy traffic. And teams will stabilize and care for any animals along the way.
This video shows the flood waters as seen from inside a farm in Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Please visit IFAW.org to find out more about how you can help in this trying time and stay tuned for more updates from the field, including video/audio reports and additional text.
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