Update: Amity brings support to people affected by flooding in China

Update August 18:

The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides a grant of HKD 5.798 million to Amity Foundation, Hong Kong, to bring relief to flood victims in the Mainland. The grants will provide rice, cooking oil, quilts, and household items to people in Anhui, Guizhou, Yunnan and Hunan province. The Amity Foundation will distribute a total of 565,850 kg rice, 11,317 bottles of cooking oil (5 liters per bottle) and 6,661 quilts to approximately 46,200 beneficiaries (11,317 families).

Update July 22:

As of July 22, the Amity Foundation has invested more than 1.91 million yuan in emergency aid to provide various relief supplies to people affected in six provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions of Jiangxi, Guizhou, Anhui, Hubei, Chongqing, and Guangxi.

Since July 7, the Amity Foundation has distributed 15,875 kilograms of rice and 859 barrels of oil in Guizhou Province.

Since July 7, the Amity Foundation has distributed 1,500 quilts and 1,500 sheets in Chongqing Province.

Starting from July 8, the Amity Foundation has distributed 52,580 kilograms of rice, 3258 boxes of instant noodles, and 2,629 barrels of oil to Guangxi Province.

From July 10, the Amity Foundation has distributed 26,800 kilograms of rice, 425 blankets, 2680 barrels of oil, 425 mosquito nets, 86,400 bottles of drinking water,1825 kilograms of fresh food and hygiene and sanitation supplies to people affected in Jiangxi Province.

Since July 12, the Amity Foundation has successively distributed 250 high-pressure water guns, 580 disinfection supplies, 2100 air mattresses, and 1050 emergency lights in Anhui Province.

On July 15, the Amity Foundation distributed 600 sets of sanitary supplies and other relief materials to people in Hubei Province.

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July 14:

Since the beginning of June 2020, heavy and continuous rainfall has caused widespread flooding and destruction in large parts of East-Asia and Mainland China. The natural disaster affected more than 37 million people in 27 Chinese provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities. The Amity Foundation has started an emergency disaster relief program and supports people who are most affected, displaced and in need of basic necessities as food, hygiene and shelter.

In particular, the Yangtze River region is affected by the highest rainfall for decades and record levels of flooding. As of July 13, 141 people are reported to be dead or missing, and 28,000 houses have collapsed. The Amity Foundation has raised more than 1.33 million RMB through various online donation platforms and started to distribute supplies to the people most in need.

In the last couple of days, Amity distributed more than 24,000 kilograms of rice, 86,000 bottles of drinking water, 1,300 barrels of cooking oil, 580 sets of disinfectants, and 1,500 beds, including quilts and sheets. The supplies were distributed in Chongqing, Guangxi and Guizhou Provinces.

The Hongkong Disaster Relief Fund contributed 550,000 HKD for Amity Foundation's emergency response via its fast-track emergency mechanism kick-starting first-phase emergency relief work. The funds were used to provide rice, cooking oil and instant noodles to around 6,000 flood victims to address their imminent need.

Amity will continue to provide life-saving emergency supplies to people affected by the ongoing floods, presumed to be triggered by global warming. Photos of Amity's relief project can be viewed on Amity's Facebook.