By Fan Xiaowen, Sichuan Programme Manager, Save the Children China
Imagine what life is like for a child whose village has been struck by a massive earthquake.
Her home badly damaged, she’s been forced to live in a flimsy tent – its fabric barely thick enough to keep out the cold air at night.
Her immediate needs include shelter, food, water, blankets, crockery, toiletries, clothes and sanitary items.
Too much of a good thing
The next day, the first aid worker arrives with a nice warm blanket. Now she can be warm at night.