Carrefour and its Foundation sent aid to victims in the recent earthquake in Taiwan

TAIWAN, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 has struck southern Taiwan just before 4 AM (local time) resulting in the collapse of four buildings in one particular development in the city of Tainan. The toll of injuries and fatalities continues to worsen by the hour: some 400 have been injured and a further 100 or so are still unaccounted for.

The survivors have significant requirements. To respond to this disaster and the requests of NGO Chinese Christian Relief Association (CCRA), Carrefour’s teams in Taiwan have rallied in order to provide victims with what they need to meet their emergency requirements, including water, non-perishable foodstuffs, warm clothing and sleeping bags. The teams are also providing logistics support and getting these supplies to those affected by the disaster from stores based in Tainan and Kaohsiung.

As well as mobilising Carrefour’s teams based in Taiwan, the Carrefour Foundation also released €180,000 worth of aid in the immediate aftermath in order to support the work being done by the NGO to help victims.

The Carrefour Foundation responded to a previous disaster in Taiwan in August 2009, when the country was hit by Typhoon Morokot, releasing emergency aid to help victims.

SOURCE: Carrefour

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