Ludian Earthquake 2014

On Sunday 3 August 2014 at 4:40pm, an earthquake of 6.5 magnitude on the Richter scale struck southwest China, Yunnan. The epicenter was in Longtoushan Township, 23 km away from Zhaotong city, the county seat of Ludian. Rescue teams are racing against time and the death toll is expected to increase further. Continuous rainfall, falling rocks and landslides hindering the rebuilding of infrastructure and making the supply of relief goods difficult and dangerous. Many people, who are still cut off from communication, are in urgent need for basic sustenance like water and food. Amity is appealing to support the victims of the disaster and to help us carry out our humanitarian relief efforts for the sufferers who have lost their loved ones and all their possession.

Survey & Research

An interview with Li Juan

Ludian Disaster Relief Staff

Volunteering for Amity

"My fellow countrymen need me"

To pass on the spirit of philanthropy in the seismic area

Interview with He Wen

Ludian Earthquake - Update

On 20 August the Hong Kong Disaster Relief Fund approved grants of HKD 6.317 million to the Amity Foundation for providing relief to earthquake victims in Yunnan Province on the Mainland.

First batch of supplies arrives in Ludian County

In the evening on 4 August at 8.30pm, the first batch of relief supplies arrived in Huodehong Township, Ludian. The town is about 10 kilometers beeline away from the epicenter of the earthquake. Amity delivered 10,000 bottles of water, 5 tons of rice and 600 buckets of cooking oil.

Emergency appeal - Ludian Earthquake

On Sunday 3 August, 2014 at 4.40pm, an earthquake of 6.5 magnitude on the Richter scale struck southwest China, Yunnan. At least 398 people died and more than 1,800 are injured. In the quake zone more than 12,000 houses have toppled and more than 30,000 have been severely damaged.