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05 May 2014 description

Period covered: January to December 2013

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5 May 2014 In the past year, the East Asia Regional Delegation (EARD) has continued to support the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) on both long-term development programmes as well as emergency response.

05 May 2014 description

Period covered: January to December 2013

Overview

East Asia Regional Delegation

26 Apr 2013 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, April 25 (Xinhua) -- Southwestern Sichuan Province is making every effort to carry out rescue and relief work in the quake-hit region, and prepare for the post-quake reconstruction, local authorities said at a press conference here Thursday.

Search and rescue work is still under way though the "golden rescue time," or the first 72 hours after the quake, is over, said Zhong Mian, vice governor of the province.

26 Apr 2013 description
report Mercy Corps

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.

24 Apr 2013 description
report ACT Alliance

Geneva, 24 May 2013

Dear Colleagues,

At 08:02 on 20 April 2013, Beijing time, a level 7 earthquake hit Lushan County of Yaan City, Sichuan Province. Along with thousands of aftershocks, the earthquake caused severe damages in the affected areas. As at 12 May 2013, 8,791 aftershocks have been recorded, over 186,300 houses in rural areas and 6,700 houses in urban areas have totally collapsed. The death toll has reached 196 with 21 missing, 13,484 injured and over two million people affected.