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China: Yunnan Earthquake 2007 - Information Bulletin 1

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Disaster Situation

An earthquake measuring Richter scale 6.4 struck Ning'er county of Yunnan province at 5:34am, 3 June 2007 (Sunday). The earthquake, with the highest magnitude in 2 years in the province has caused 2 dead, 300 people injured and more than 186,000 people affected. A lot of houses wrecked in both urban and rural areas, leaving many people staying in temporary shelters.

Red Cross Actions

The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) Headquarters and Yunnan Red Cross have already mobilized 150 tents, 2500 blankets, 35 tons of rice, 400 family kits and medicine worth RMB 500,000 for the victims. The RCSC assessment team has also arrived at the disaster zones on June 4 to investigate further relief needs and share their concern to the affected.

Due to recurring aftershocks, relief needs of victims living in temporary shelters are still huge. The Hong Kong Red Cross continues to liaison with RCSC to monitor the disaster situation for planning response actions. Since 2006, HKRC has been supporting Community-based Disaster Preparedness projects in Yunnan to alleviate the impacts of natural disasters to local communities.

Enquires

For enquiries on earthquake situation and Red Cross actions, please call us at 2507-7199, or email to china@redcross.org.hk