Project #2087

Aid and Assistance to China Earthquake Survivors

by Mercy Corps
May 15, 2008

Update from Sichuan, China

Dear Friends,

It's the end of another busy day here in Sichuan Province. Today was a sad day -- not many survivors have been found in areas devastated by the earthquake. The sheer scale and loss of this tragedy is hitting people hard.

Because you've made a donation to Mercy Corps, I wanted to write and give you an update of what's going on here. I'm currently in the city of Chongqing with two Mercy Corps colleagues. We set up a emergency response center today with our local partner, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation. We'll be conducting all our relief operations from there. Crews have started reaching devastated cities, and now is the critical time to help survivors.

Today, we bought enough water, noodles, milk, crackers and shelter supplies to fill 22 truckloads. Those items are bound for Mianyang, a city about three hours from here that was absolutely ravaged by the earthquake. At least 7,300 people were killed in that city alone, and many more are missing. People are sleeping on the streets because they're afraid their homes will collapse from aftershocks.

Things are changing so fast. Today I felt that chaos. But your generous donations are helping rush relief to survivors. You are making a difference.

My colleagues and I will continue to post updates on the situation at Thank you again for your support. We couldn't do this without you.


Kate Janis Senior Program Officer Mercy Corps

  • Steve M
    Steve M It's good to know that in a world where the pace of life continues to accelerate people still care.
    • 9 years ago
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  • crossbat
    crossbat It's good to know that the money is getting to where it needs to go.
    • 9 years ago
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  • bondeen
    bondeen Immediate help is what is needed and thankfully, Mercy Corps is there
    • 9 years ago
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  • jlee174
    jlee174 we need to do all we can in this time of need - be it large or small.
    • 9 years ago
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  • llin5
    llin5 I wish we can do more to help those people.
    • 9 years ago
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  • Tambrini
    Tambrini It's helpful to know that even though we can't be there, that our money is helping in some small way.
    • 9 years ago
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  • YHu
    YHu Good update, it's great to know that things are being done to help.Thanks
    • 9 years ago
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  • Sonia
    Sonia Thank you for updating me on what is going on and were th money that people donate is going. You realize that even the smallest donation really can make a difference. God Bless you & your crew.
    • 9 years ago
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  • HAL9000
    HAL9000 Good to know what's happening there and our donations are helping them indeed.
    • 9 years ago
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  • Tony
    Tony Up to today, there were 32,477 people be killed in this disaster. Please donate to support China and Help Sichuan Earthquake Victims.
    • 9 years ago
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  • Ronna
    Ronna We appreciate your on-site help.
    • 9 years ago
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  • BrentDalton
    BrentDalton :~(
    • 9 years ago
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