Turkey Earthquake Emergency Fuel Relief


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By a female, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of SUFFOCATION My daughter had a problem of suffocation especially during mourning hours afternoon or lunch hours and in the evening.In a day she would suffocate tree times or atleast two times.This worried me so much because sometimes she would collapse and hit herslf on something hard and this would hurt or injure her so much i thought of what to do about this situation because i had tried my best to find the best medication for her but all was in rain. One time my husband was observing her and he realised that she suffocated immediately after lighting the jiko, store or the traditional meko.I also observed and indeed that was the observetion.We tried to warm her to keep off the kitchen but unfortunately it was hard because cooking was her hobby and passion since we had no electricity we bought a gas cooker for her which she used to cook even at her college and since then she stopped completely to suffocate. Read more.
Related to project keywords: warm, gas, completely, find, electricity

The Blast

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of THE BLAST We were at the tenth floor talking to a friend when all over a sudden a blast was heard from outside and the next thing that followed was the building tumbling down.We did not know what was really happening and for once we thought that finally our death had arrived. The chairs in the office and tables plus the rocks and timbers knocked us and by the time we landed down, my friends were already death while i remained covered between the rubbles.For three days i was in the rubbles and every and a time came that i thought of completely giving up when i heard a voice call out.I tried to reply but i was so weak that my voice could not be heard, knowing that this was my only chance to survive, i gathered all the strength within me and cried out for help and then collapsed and then next thing was seeing myself in the hospital in the hands of my mother who narrated to me how the army had pulled me out of the rubbles. Read more.
Related to project keywords: collapsed, completely, hospital, building, death

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Project Leader

Kris Salas

Riverside, CA United States

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