Keyword: Jiuzhaigou Earthquake

Foundations provide disaster relief following the Jiuzhaigou earthquake

Foundations provide disaster relief following the Jiuzhaigou earthquake

Some of China’s major charitable foundations have already rallied into action to deal with the consequences of the earthquake that struck Jiuzhaigou County, Sichuan Province on August 8. The quake struck at a depth of 20 kms, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. As of 1 p.m. on August 9, it had left 19 people dead and 247 injured. The tremors were felt as far away as the provincial capital Chengdu, about 300 kms south of the epicenter, and other regions in the neighboring provinces of Gansu and Shaanxi. The Ministry of Civil Affairs has issued an announcement to encourage more social forces to participate in the earthquake relief work. Many Chinese foundations immediately initiated emergency response plans. The One Foundation has already started to provide targeted …read more