Earthquake survivors reunite online

Google has set up an app called Person Finder in response to October’s earthquake in South Asia. The web-based application seeks to reconnect people separated by the quake and locate the missing.

A 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan and Afghanistan on 26 October, killing at least 370 people and injuring 1,900. Around 14,000 homes were lost.

Aid organisations, such as The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, have stepped in to help. However, the army is restricting access to the affected area, making it difficult for some non-profits to assist.

“If there is a silver lining to this earthquake, it is that it hit a remote area where fewer people live,” said Adam Eads, director of disaster programs at Give2Asia, a California-based organisation that is helping the relief effort.


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