Health
 China
Project #2087

Aid and Assistance to China Earthquake Survivors

by Mercy Corps
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Summary

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.
$44,577
total raised
565
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

We will support the urgent needs of earthquake survivors in the most affected parts of Sichuan Province and other surrounding areas.

Solution

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.

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.mercycorps.org
Notes from the epicenter of the Ya'an earthquake
Mercy Corps in China
Hygiene kits help earthquake survivors

Organization Information

Mercy Corps

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.mercycorps.org
Project Leader:
Carlene Deits
Portland, OR United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 565 donors like you, a total of $44,577 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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