ACT Alliance Preliminary Appeal: China - Response to Dingxi earthquake – CHN132

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Preliminary Appeal Target: US$411,831

Balance Requested: US$411,831

On 22 July 2013, a series of earthquakes shook Dingxi, Gansu Province, northwest China. The first quake of 6.6 on the Richter scale struck at 07:54 China Standard Time (CST). The epicentre was the border of Min and Zhang Counties and at a depth of about 20 kilometres. Over 420 aftershocks have since been felt in the area.

The hardest-hit areas were Min and Zhang counties and Dingxi in Gansu Province. The earthquakes have affected over 580,000 people. As of 24 July 95 deaths had been recorded. About 1,000 people had been injured. Nearly 2,000 houses were destroyed and about 22,500 severely damaged.

ACT member, Amity Foundation is appealing for USD411, 831 to respond to this disaster with the goal of alleviating the suffering of 1000 most vulnerable and severely affected families who have been rendered homeless and need help to return to a normal life as quickly as possible.