Amity responds to Yibin Earthquake in Sichuan (update)

 

Over the last days, Amity staff and local partners started to distribute emergency relief supplies to people in need. According to on-site assessment and need survey, staff found that moisture-proof items, especially folding beds for temporary placement are needed most. According to authorities 22,000 houses are collapsed or damaged and 19,000 people are displaced.

In Changning County many houses are in danger of collapsing

People have to stay outside and are exposed to weather and mosquitoes

Amity started to purchase relief goods and deliver it to people in need in affected villages

June 18

On late evening June 17th, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred near Yibin City, Sichuan Province. According to local authorities, the earthquake caused a total of 11 deaths and injured 122 people. Survivors are further exposed to danger due to extensive damage on buildings.

The Amity Foundation will respond to the needs of the affected people, working with our local partner Chengdu Show You Non-Profit Development Center (Shou Yu Gong Yi-成都授渔公益) on the ground. Together, we will provide support in accordance with international and domestic humanitarian rescue standards. At the same time, we will continue to pay attention to the post-disaster situation,

According to the assessment of our local partner and the needs of the people affected by the earthquake, Amity will provide emergency relief supplies. Amity started to raise funds online for 2,000 water proof tents, 2,000 folding beds, moisture proof pads, lights and 6,000 sanitation kits. The target cost of Amity's Yibin emergency disaster relief project will be in total 2,000,000 Yuan.

If you consider a donation to help Amity to serve the people affected by the disaster or for budget inquiries please contact: [email protected] or [email protected] Phone: 025-83260851

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