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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Rescue Efforts

This year
Death toll from Morocco earthquake hits 2,900 as rescuers race against time to find survivors
Yesterday, Tánaiste Micheál Martin announced a contribution of €2 million of Irish aid support to the people of Morocco.
Tánaiste announces €2 million in emergency aid for Turkey and Syria following earthquakes
Countries around the world have rushed to dispatch aid, personnel and equipment to help rescue efforts in the regions.
Hiker missing in California mountains for six days named as British actor Julian Sands
The 65-year-old actor was reported missing in the Baldy Bowl area of the San Gabriel mountains on Friday evening.
Last year
Hopes fade for more survivors after at least three killed in Jersey flats blast
Specialist teams who spent the night combing the wreckage in St Helier said their mission is now a ‘recovery operation’.
All time
Search teams comb debris for victims of Hurricane Michael as death toll reaches five
The Category 4 monster storm which carved out a swathe of destruction in the Florida Panhandle has killed at least five people.
Pictures: Search for survivors in precariously-tilted buildings after Taiwan earthquake
Tower blocks have partially collapsed and it is unclear how many people remain in these buildings.
The Irish navy rescued 149 migrants on a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean this morning
The people now aboard the ship are receiving food, water and medical treatment.
Body recovered in search for missing fisherman off Skerries
The man has been named locally as 28-year-old Jamie McAlister.
Rescuers dig through mud after Indonesian landslide kills 8 people
100 people are still unaccounted for following the landslide.
Rescuers battle to aid Afghan flood victims as death toll hits 80
Scores of people said to be missing after flash foods hit the remote Baghlan province.
Hopes of finding survivors fade, as NZ ambulanceman recounts his shocking experiences (Audio, Video)
Police threaten to arrest “earthquake sightseers”, as an ambulance man recounts his shocking experiences to New Zealand radio.