Mercy Corps and our partners are working to provide water, sanitation and hygiene solutions and protect children's emotional well being following the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck Ya'an prefecture in Sichuan, on April 20th. The powerful quake caused extensive damage to homes, buildings, roads and water systems in the three counties of Lushan, Tianquan and Baoxing. The most recent estimates are that 2 million people have been displaced from their homes.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
We will support the urgent needs of earthquake survivors in the most affected parts of Sichuan Province and other surrounding areas.
How will this project solve this problem?
With an office in the quake zone and a strong history of responding to disasters in the area, including the 2008 earthquake in the same region, Mercy Corps are able to mobilize quickly and provide immediate relief to survivors. We have distributed hygiene kits, re-opened kindergartens and are focused on our signature child psychosocial programs called Comfort for Kids and Moving Forward. We are also focused on longer term recovery efforts.
Potential Long Term Impact
Lifesaving emergency aid and assistance to earthquake survivors, leading to longer-term programming to support the economic livelihoods and recovery of families.
Total Funding Received to Date: $44,577
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $44,577 . The original project funding goal was $50,000.