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My note – in response to a comment requesting information about loved ones that were in the earthquake damage area of L’Aquila, Italy and surrounding areas –

There are some places to call, if someone wants to know where there family members and friends are (in that area) – there are lists of all those people who are registered in the tent cities and these numbers will help find them.

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News in Italy – (in Italian)
http://www.rai.it/dl/portale/GuidaProgrammi.html

Click button on the right side of screen that says “LIVE” for News 24 Italia

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mipc says:
April 8, 2009 at 10:50 pm

Rome 21:15pm 8th April 2009

I’ve managed to get contact details to where you can send a request to find out if your loved ones are still with us.

The Italian Protezione Civile have a list of identified persons who have died in the earthquake.

They also have a database of people whom have self declared that they are alive.

If your relatives have not declared they are alive nor or on the list of mortalities then there is the highly unprobable possibility that they are 1 of the 15 mortalities still not identified. (latest total deaths 272)

When you contact the Italian Civil Protection you must provide

* your name
* your contact details ; address/telephone or email
* the fullname of the person you are looking for
* the address where the person you are looking for lived.

You can call directly the Italian Civil Protection on 0039 0862 361255 They do speak a little english, but for communication reasons it may be better that you email them with the same above details to

international@protezionecivile.it

Please be patient for a reply. They guarantee that they will reply to everyone.

http://italianpropertyconsultant.co.uk/2009/04/07/earthquake-italy-laquila-abruzzo-updat/

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EARTHQUAKE ITALY AQUILA ABRUZZO HELPLINE:

If you are looking for information on family or friends whom you may believe have been lost in the Abruzzo Earthquake in Italy then the best contact is the Abruzzo Civil Protection which can be reached on +39 800 861016 or +39 800 860146.(the repeated single ring tone means engaged) Their head office can be reached on +39 06 68201 (there is a long waiting queue.)

http://italianpropertyconsultant.co.uk/2009/04/07/earthquake-italy-laquila-abruzzo-updat/

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ITALIA
Servizio Affari Internazionali, Ufficio Ricerche
Mr. Francesco Naldoni
CROCE ROSSA ITALIANA
12, VIA TOSCANA
00187 ROMA
e-mail : italcross.tracing@cri.rupa.it <italcross.tracing@cri.rupa.it>

http://www.icrc.org/Web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/html/tracing_offices

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methods of donation are available through a bank account listed on the site and through the Croce Rossa Italiana whose address is also on site

http://www.cri.it/code_new/index.php?1=1&website=631_cri_AbruzzoEarthquake&template=crimidmo&lang=IT&page=Releases&id_evento=259

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Contacts

Sala Operativa Nazionale di Legnano
Tel: +39.0331.92.611

URP – Ufficio Relazioni con il Pubblico

Numero Verde: 800 – 166 – 666

email: materiali.sismaabruzzo@cri.it

Croce Rossa Italiana – Donazioni Sangue

+39.06.4759422
+39.335.57.62.928

email: sn.ds@cri.it

http://www.cri.it/code_new/index.php?website=631_cri_AbruzzoEarthquake&template=crimidmo&lang=IT&page=Contacts

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http://www.cri.it/code_new/index.php?website=631_cri_AbruzzoEarthquake
Communications Department Italian Red Cross:
+39.06.47.59.209
+39.06.47.59.283

Spokesperson for Francesco Rocca, head of the Italian Red Cross
Tommaso Della Longa
+39.320.79.79.485

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Easter dedicated to solidarity and to psychological support in the camps run by the Italian Red Cross in the areas hit by the earthquake. 9000 chocolate eggs donated by different companies to the ItRC were distributed this morning to the homeless in the camps. In trying to alleviate the suffering of those assisted, this afternoon many recreational activities have been organized especially for the young children, the elderly and for the differently abled. Volunteers and staff of the Red Cross have organized games and various forms of entertainment. The activities will be carried out not only in the Red Cross camps but also in the camps of Montereale and Castelnuovo San Pio. A group of clowns is present in the ItRC camp of San Gregorio.

Six Advanced Medical posts of the Red Cross are now operational (II*level A.M.P., teams of volunteer doctors and nurses for medical aid and assistance) and 2 triage tents for primary First Aid screening.

Two playrooms offered by the Ministry for Equal Opportunities, Happy Family non-profit organization, run by the Italian Red Cross with a capacity for 100 children are now open. Inside tables, chairs, footballs, toys, blackboards and games. The Italian Red Cross will be setting up more playrooms in the following days.

The SEP teams for psychological support are active and at present close to the families hit by the tragedy. To date 10 volunteer psychologists and 10 volunteers are providing psychosocial support.

The Italian Red Cross is running a total of 6 camps in the areas hit by the earthquake; two in Assergi, one in San Gregorio, one in Collemaggio and the fifth in Centicolella. The beds available are now 4500. A sixth camp is used to accommodate ItRC staff active in the disaster zone. In all 5 Red Cross camps the shower modules are operational.

More than 600 volunteers and operators of the Italian Red Cross are working in the areas hit by the earthquake.

There are 5 soup kitchens run by the Italian Red Cross, providing a total of 22,000 meals a day. The first, in L’Aquila provides 7000 meals a day working with 20 ItRC humanitarian operators and another 50 ItRC volunteers. The second, in San Gregorio provides 3000 meals a day, the third in Collemaggio, 2000 meals a day and the fourth in Centicolella, 6000 meals a day. The fifth soup kitchen (4000 meals) in the area of Fintec, providing meals for the Red Cross staff.

More than 30 ambulances are operational. 12,000 blankets have been distributed.

200 tents with a 1000 bed capacity offered by the Swiss Red Cross have been set up.

http://www.cri.it/code_new/index.php?website=631_cri_AbruzzoEarthquake

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It is also possible that you can contact your consulate or embassy for your country either in Italy or in your home country. They have access to members’ citizens lists and information of those that were involved in the earthquake.

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* Concerned about Aussies who may be in the area?
Call the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on 1300 555 135
* Per ulteriore informazioni telefonare al Ministero degli Affari Esteri e Commercio 1300 555 135
* Do you know people in the affected region or have amazing stories to tell?
Call us on (03) 9292 1226

http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25307200-663,00.html

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mipc says:
April 8, 2009 at 10:50 pm

Rome 21:15pm 8th April 2009

I’ve managed to get contact details to where you can send a request to find out if your loved ones are still with us.

The Italian Protezione Civile have a list of identified persons who have died in the earthquake.

They also have a database of people whom have self declared that they are alive.

If your relatives have not declared they are alive nor or on the list of mortalities then there is the highly unprobable possibility that they are 1 of the 15 mortalities still not identified. (latest total deaths 272)

When you contact the Italian Civil Protection you must provide

* your name
* your contact details ; address/telephone or email
* the fullname of the person you are looking for
* the address where the person you are looking for lived.

You can call directly the Italian Civil Protection on 0039 0862 361255 They do speak a little english, but for communication reasons it may be better that you email them with the same above details to

international@protezionecivile.it

Please be patient for a reply. They guarantee that they will reply to everyone.

http://italianpropertyconsultant.co.uk/2009/04/07/earthquake-italy-laquila-abruzzo-updat/

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8-04-2009 News release 72/09
New web portal calls on public to address serious humanitarian challenges
Geneva (ICRC/IFRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are launching a joint online initiative on 8 April to raise awareness of the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges and to show what individuals are doing to make a meaningful difference.

The new web portal, http://www.ourworld-yourmove.org, puts the spotlight on the human cost of wars, climate change, displacement, disease, food insecurity and forgotten crises. It also invites members of the public to post videos and photos, and write about what they are doing to help others. The online gateway features images from award-winning photographers such as James Nachtwey and Ron Haviv, personal accounts from conflict and disaster survivors, and a wealth of ideas for anyone looking for ways to be involved.

The site’s launch in 2009 coincides with the 150th anniversary of the battle of Solferino, which led to the creation of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

“The idea of the Red Cross was born 150 years ago when one individual, Henry Dunant, decided to take action to help thousands of soldiers, who were wounded near Solferino in northern Italy. His legacy lives on today in the selfless acts of all those around the world who offer hope in a moment of need or despair,” said Yves Daccord, the ICRC’s director of communications. “Each day, there are countless stories of unsung courage and achievement just waiting to be told. We want the web portal to be a place where someone who is making a difference in one corner of the world can inspire someone on the opposite side of the globe.”

The http://www.ourworld-yourmove.org web portal exists in English, French, Spanish and Arabic and serves as an online gateway for individuals looking to make a difference. For the first time, the IFRC and ICRC have placed special emphasis on engaging social media sites in an effort to connect with a broader global audience.

“We’ve made a real effort to capitalize on the tremendous scope of social networking and new media sites in order to reach beyond our typical support base and build a partnership with the public,” said Pierre Kremer, the head of communications for the IFRC. “We hope to generate a lot of excitement around what we do and why it matters, and encourage people to join us in taking action in their communities, and to make a difference in the lives of people around them.”

As part of the online initiative, a new 60-second 3D video will launch on YouTube on 8 April. An innovative technique that renders still photographs into animation was used to make the video. Both the online clip and the http://www.ourworld-yourmove.org site offer a sneak preview of what the public can expect when the “Our world. Your move.” campaign officially launches on 8 May, which is World Red Cross Red Crescent Day.

For more information, please contact:
Zach Abraham at the IFRC on +41 79 308 9804 or zach.abraham@ifrc.org
Anna Nelson at the ICRC on +41 79 217 3264 or anelson.gva@icrc.org

http://www.icrc.org/web/eng/siteeng0.nsf/htmlall/movement-news-080409?opendocument

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My note – these were the places I could find that seemed they would have either information about loved ones in the area of the earthquake or opportunities to offer donations and help that will actually get to the area with real support. I hope you are able to find them. Apparently if the phone lines are busy – it may take quite a bit of patience to get through but they are answering the phones and trying to help put family in touch with the information they need.

– cricketdiane

[Also]

http://www.rai.tv/dl/RaiTV/programmi/media/ContentItem-44c375fa-7d78-4a2e-a1db-84ea23ac139e.html
Ballaro

Terremoto e futuro dell’Italia

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Ballarò si occupa del terremoto in Abruzzo in una puntata dedicata al tema: “L’Italia e il suo futuro”.

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Also –

http://italianpropertyconsultant.co.uk/2009/04/06/earthquake-aquilla-abruzzo-rome-italy/

The blog above was posting interactions between people that were trying to find family members and friends during the first few days – there are bits of information about damage in areas surrounding L’Aquila, but it is not the newest information –

[and]

The University at L’Aquila should also have information about the students and professors there and how they are doing.

http://www.univaq.it/

I hope this helps – the post I had just made, has the phone numbers to call for information about people there and apparently some cell phones are getting through.

There are some groups in the US that are raising money to send who also might have information about people there.

-cricketdiane

The “National Italian American Foundation” at NIAF

https://www.niaf.org/relief/Relief_info.asp

may also have information about how to find family members or friends, they are taking donations for the earthquake victims as is Caritas Italiana and Operations Blessings, along with the CROCE ROSSA ITALIANA, (Italian Red Cross Society).

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