Earthquake Response for China's Rural Communities



ActionAid has been supplying small, rural earthquake-stricken communities to meet their needs. These small communities were overlooked by city-centered response efforts.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Immediately following the May 12th earthquake, ActionAid provided help to earthquake survivors in Ningqiang, Huixian, Lveyang, Xu Jia Ping , Mingshuiba, Xupingzhen, Guozhen, Longdong, Baishigou, Xujiaping , Guo, and Jinjiahe. There were no local aid organizations to work through so ActionAid staff assessed the situation and began distributing relief materials on their own.

How will this project solve this problem?

ActionAid also supported six child sponsorship communities in Shaanxi and Gansu provinces participating with temporary shelters, relief materials and training on how to cope and rebuild in the aftermath of the earthquake.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project helps as many as 25,000 survivors of the earthquake by providing relief and long-term psychosocial support to rural communities struck by the earthquake.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Amy Leichtman

Program Manager
Washington, DC United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Earthquake Response  for China's Rural Communities
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