International Ministries

China Earthquake Relief Update

April 15, 2010 News
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Ms. Hongyu She, Assistant General Secretary and Overseas Liaison of the Amity Foundation, shares the following earthquake update.

“At 12:00 pm, April 15, Beijing time, 671 were reported death in Yushu earthquake, 313 people missing, 9,110 injured.

With the first flight from Nanjing, Amity relief team departed for Xining, capital city of Qinghai. The team arrived in mid day after a 5-hour transit flight.

Mr. Wen He headed for Yushu with our local partners by jeep immediately after his arrival in Xining. It is expected that they will get to Yushu around midnight of April 16.

Meanwhile, two other Amity’s colleagues stay in Xining to purchase the needy materials for the victims including tents, quilts, water, sausage, instant noodles etc.

Amity has already allocated RMB 1 million (about US$146,400) to start up the relief work in this emergency period. Amity received great response from the Chinese society. Our supporters in Shanghai and Naming have given over RMB 70,000 (about US$10,250) to support earthquake relief.

Road leading to Kyushu, once blocked by the rubbles of the earthquake has now being cleared by the military over night which has made transportation of relief goods easier.

The quake hit area is inhabited by 90,000 people, 93% of whom are Tibetans. Amity has worked in Kyushu over years to establish integrated community development and environmental programs. We helped to set up the bio-gas tank systems in the highest altitude in the world.”