A passenger ship with 459 people aboard, mostly high school students, sank in waters off South Korea’s
southwest coast Wednesday morning, leaving hundreds of passengers still missing.
As of Wednesday evening, the Korean Red Cross had sent 50 volunteers and seven staff members to the site shortly after the accident occurred. They distributed 500 blankets and set up a mobile kitchen to provide hot meals to families waiting for news of missing loved ones. The Korean Red Cross has also set up a relief unit to respond to any needs for the rescued and to other hundreds of waiting there.