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Timor Leste Update

Timor Leste Update

Immediate concerns for World Vision in Timor Leste are food distribution and the spread of disease with respiratory infections, fever and diarrhoea among the most pressing health threats. World Vision has partnered with WFP and is delivering up to 12 metric tonnes of food each day, collecting rubbish and operating three mobile health clinics.

About 1000 patients have been treated. Other work will include psychosocial support to displaced children and families, as well as the creation of temporary shelters.

World Vision has the largest base of local staff on the ground among the International NGOs in Timor Leste. Currently, 58 staff are working on the emergency health services (mobile clinics) while 12 other regular staff are helping in the compound.

Two assessment teams were formed and will go to East (Bacau and Viqueque) and West (Aileu and Bobonaro) districts to conduct assessments.


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