Aid and Assistance to China Earthquake Survivors

Jun 12, 2012

On the ground in Sichuan Province

Dear Supporters,

Mercy Corps has deployed two staff members from our Beijing office to earthquake-affected areas of Sichuan Province. Working alongside our longtime local partner China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), we are procuring critical supplies such as food, water, clothing and shelter supplies to rush to affected families.

"CFPA wants to work hand-in-hand with Mercy Corps," explained Kate Janis, Mercy Corps' Senior Program Officer, currently on the ground in Sichuan's capital, Chengdu. "They want to have us alongside them all the way."

Today Janis and another team member are accompanying CFPA emergency workers to Chongqing, a city severely affected by the earthquake, to set up a temporary relief office from which they will coordinate efforts.

We will keep you updated as our response continues reaching survivors and families affected by Monday's earthquake.

Sincerely, Roger Burks

  • c_alexander_b
    c_alexander_b It nice to know these people are being helped. Of course, I wish things like this didn't happen but they do. I just pray they can get to as many people as possible.
    • 7 years ago
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  • lhuang1
    lhuang1 I want to know what percentage of our donation can be used directly in aid to survivors. Thank you.
    • 7 years ago
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  • VonZee
    VonZee It's good to know that real people are out there helping. I also would like to know what percentage of our donation goes directly to survivors.
    • 7 years ago
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  • mzhang12
    mzhang12 Money can not buy the lives of those children died in Sichuan, but it at least can show we care. Thank you Ford and Mercy Corps for providing this donation channel.
    • 7 years ago
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  • Freni
    Freni To let me know the updated status, keep in tune. But I still want to know how my donation, including Dell's matching was used actually.
    • 7 years ago
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  • BrentDalton
    BrentDalton It states the obvious
    • 7 years ago
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