ACT Appeal: China Floods Assistance - ASCN72

Originally published


Appeal Target: US$ 784,227
Balance Requested: US$ 774,755
Geneva, 6 August 2007

Dear Colleagues,

Tens of millions of people across south western, central and eastern China are grappling with the aftermath of floods that have killed over 332 people. According to the latest government statistics as of 19 July, the heavy rains and floods in the southern part of China have affected over 5,400,0000 people.

Since the start of June 2007 heavy rain has pounded most parts of the Huaihe River, southern Yangzi River and south western part of China, and even the north western part of China. The continuous torrential rain has led to devastating flash floods, landslides and mudflows. Flood affected areas include Guangdong, Yunnan, Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan, Henan, Jiangsu, Anhui, Hubei, Hunan, Inner Mongolia, Qinghai, Chongqing, Hebei, Shandong, etc. According to the latest situation, heading the list of worst hit flood-stricken areas are Chongqing (Municipality), Anhui and Jiangsu Provinces.

ACT member Amity Foundation is proposing assistance to 5,000 of the most vulnerable families in Chongqing Municipality, Anhui and Jiangsu Provinces. The planned emergency relief comprises rice, quilts, sheets and mosquito nets to 4,000 families. Should funding be sufficient, a further 1,000 families will also be assisted through rehabilitation projects including repair to houses, schools, health facilities, water and irrigation systems. Some of the rehabilitation projects might be extended to Hunan and Sichuan, depending on the needs.

Project Completion Date:

31 July 2008