Filed by: Liu Liangchuan, Disaster Management and Capacity Building Manager, China
Earlier this week, I accompanied our local partner, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) to the epicenter of the earthquake's impact for a joint needs assessment. The purpose was to get first-hand information to decide what emergency relief we should provide.
The 7.0 earthquake struck Ya'an prefecture in Sichuan on Saturday, killing nearly 200 people and injuring more than 14,000. Most damage was sustained in Lushan, Tianquan and Baoxing counties.