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.
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.
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.
Four Amity staff members attended the AIDS Conference in Melbourne from July 20-25, 2014. The International AIDS Conference is a gathering of people working in the field of HIV, policy makers, and other persons affected by HIV.
Amity's Annual Report 2013 can be downloaded now. Besides information on Amity's different fields of activities in 2013, you can find project stories as well as facts and figures.