Amity and local partner distributing relief goods
Since end of May and the start of the raining season in China, provinces in central and south China are suffering from severe floods. Eight provinces are seriously affected. According to the Ministry of Emergency Management on June 16, 6.14 million people were affected by the disaster, among 88 people were killed and 17 people reported missing. Emergency relief measure evacuated 388,000 people, 17,000 houses collapsed and 82,000 houses were damaged.
Amity staff conducting need assessment
End of May, the Amity Foundation started to conducted disaster and needs assessment with local partners. Up to now, the Amity Foundation has distributed 69,100 kilograms if rice, 1382 barrels cooking oil, 1482 blankets, 15,000 packages of instant noodles and sanitation kits to people affected by the disaster in Jiangxi and Guangxi provinces. Displaced people are in further need of support and emergency assistance. Weather forecast predicts continuing rainfalls and more mud- and landslides are expected. Amity will pay close attention to the future situation in the affected areas and act accordingly.
Since June, Amity is raising funds to support people of affected areas. On June 21 to 23, Amity will partner with night markets in Nanjing to raise awareness, funds and provide further emergency assistance to the people in need. During these days, Amity will also co-organize disaster preparedness and prevention and workshops in Nanjing.
People receiving rice, cooking oil and blankets
Disaster relief staff are preparing sanitation boxes for people affected by the floods