Ian Rodgers, Save the Children emergency response adviser
January 13, 2010
We could hear buildings still crumbling down five hours after the earthquake. Last night houses were down in the area surrounding our office.
This is a significant disaster. We are seeing at least 40 percent destruction and up to 70 percent damage to buildings in the neighborhood where our office stands.
Debris fills the roads and emergency responders are having a difficult time reaching the wounded. The survivors, especially the children, are going to need a lot of support for weeks and months to come.