[Passage omitted: close cooperation with the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in providing aid; difficult accessibility of the region; aid distributed in Nahrin]
The FOCUS program has already sent jeeps and lorries to the disaster zone and prepared foodstuffs for 20,000 people. FOCUS sent tents, water-purification filters, stoves, 20,000 additional blankets, over 81,000 pairs of shoes, plastic panels for tents and mattresses to the victims, from its regional storehouses.
We recall that about 30-40,000 homes in a radius of 25 km from the town of Nahrin were destroyed as a result of the earthquake. As of today, 1,042 families in the Nahrin region had received food aid.
According to the preliminary data, the majority of the population who suffered from the earthquake have already been provided with foodstuffs and tents.
Source: Asia-Plus news agency, Dushanbe, in Russian 0955 gmt 3 Apr 02
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