In Nicaragua the Red Cross in Friday (29 December) told Government officials that they were running out of food for earthquake victims.
In Nicaragua the Red Cross in Friday (29 December) told Government officials that they were running out of food for earthquake victims. The Red Cross said there was only enough food left for another 72 hours.
Food was being flown in but there were few trucks or manpower to move it out of Managua Airport.
Refugees are still streaming from the earthquake-shattered capital into the small towns and villages in surrounding countryside. Relief workers now fear that a refugee problem will develop in towns which cannot absorb those victims seeking shelter.
However, according to many relief workers, much of this hardship could have been avoided.
This item includes narration by British Broadcasting Corporation reporter John Humphires, and an interview with a relief worker at Masaya. An alternative commentary is provided overleaf.