Appeal for China flood victims, 2006
Amity has been engaged in relief work for the past 19 years and has established a nation-wide relief network through its local partners and churches. Amity handles, on average, two or three emergencies a year. For major disasters, Amity starts with emergency relief assistance of two to four months followed by rehabilitation programs for a period of one or two years. When there is a need, and when resources are available, disaster mitigation and prevention programs are initiated to help reduce the effect of disasters on communities.
Amity works in close collaboration with its local partners:
Hunan CCC & TSPM Guangxi Amity Project
Guangxi Overseas Friendship Association
DESCRIPTION OF EMERGENCY SITUATION
Since July 14th, the tropical storm 'BILIS' has brought torrential rains, which triggered serious flooding in southern China, including Hunan, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Zhejiang and Jiangxi provinces and autonomous regions. These areas have been lashed by heavy rains many times since the middle of May, and landslides and mudflows have hit those areas frequently, causing many casualties. According to statistics, by July 21, there were 284,463,000 people affected, with 575 casualties, 175 missing, 3,033,000 relocated, 1,091,250 hectares of farmland hit, 236,570 hectares in no harvest, 275,800 house units collapsed, 309,400 houses units damaged. It was estimated that there has been a total of 21.972 billion yuan of economic losses inflicted by Bilis. Of all the disasters in China so far this year, the number of deaths and missing triggered by Bilis accounts for 45.7%, and the number of relocated people accounts for 37.8%.