On Saturday July 9, the Typhoon Nepartark made landfall in Fujian Province. Heavy rainfall and strong winds caused widespread flooding and landslides, leaving 6 people dead and 8 missing. The situation across 26 provinces, which are affected by the floods since mid-June, remain severe.
On June 23, a powerful tornado and hailstorm stroke Jiangsu Province killing almost 100 people. Over 800 people were injured, many of them critically. The same day a team of Amity staff decamped to the affected region to support the people.
Over the last week heavy and enduring rainfalls and storms caused severe flooding and related disaster to 11 provinces in southern and eastern China. Amity provides immediate relief to the people who are affected by these disasters.
On June 13, the China Charity Federation (CCF) announced to establish a disaster relief committee to enhance cooperation and efficiency among relevant actors of the third sector in case of natural disasters. Mr. Qiu Zhonghui was elected as the chairman of the committee that currently has 53 individual and institutional members.
The 2016 Youth Festival invites young people from 12 to 25 years to St. John’s Cathedral in Hong Kong to join various activities and to educate, empower and raise awareness of HIV/AIDS on 2 July 2016. Amity will participate and run a booth to inform about AIDS/HIV projects in Mainland China.