Period covered by this update: 4 May- 23 July 2013.
Summary: CHF 400,000 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 25 April 2013 to support Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) in delivering assistance to 5,000 families (20,000 beneficiaries).
As per the latest information dated 23 May, 196 people were killed, 14,785 injured and two were missing after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit China's Sichuan province at 8.02 a.m. Beijing time on 20 April 1. The epicenter of the quake was near Lushan County, Ya’an City at a depth of 13 km. A total of 237,655 persons have been displaced and 2.184 million people have been affected across 19 prefectures and 115 counties of Sichuan province.
This DREF operation will be implemented over six months and will be completed by 31 October 2013.