On August 8, 2017, in the evening, an earthquake struck Jiuzhaigou County, southwest of China’s Sichuan Province. The earthquake killed at least 20 people and injured 431. The Amity Foundation provides relief for people in the affected area.
In responds to the humanitarian crisis in Africa’s drought affected regions, the Amity Foundation has launched its so far largest humanitarian aid project in Africa. The commencement ceremony of the Living Water project was held in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on 20th July, 2017.
An English training workshop for English teachers from Mainland China was held in Xinhui, Guandong in July. More than 100 English teachers from junior secondary schools across the district participated in the training.
Heavy rains are hitting southern China since the end of June. The disaster has caused floods, landslides and hailstorm, killing at least 56 people and making another 22 missing. The Amity Foundation quickly responded to the disaster on July 6, sending rice, mosquito incense and other aid packages.
The Hong Kong Government announced a grand of HKD 4.64 million to the Amity Foundation to provide life-saving water trucking, purification materials and hygiene kits for people affected by the drought in Ethiopia.