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22 Aug 2014 description
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On 20 August the Hong Kong Disaster Relief Fund approved grants of HKD 6.317 million to the Amity Foundation for providing relief to earthquake victims in Yunnan Province on the Mainland.

The grants are provided for four townships in Ludian County, Qiaojia County and Huize County. The relief goods include 450 tons of rice, 7,500 buckets of cooking oil, 5,000 quilts and mosquito nets as well 3,000 folding beds. A total of 7,500 families, equal to 30,000 people, will benefit from the grants.

19 Aug 2014 description
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August 18

As Amity’s relief work continues, another earthquake with the magnitude of 5.1 occurred in Yongshan County within the Zhaotong Prefecture on August 17. Amity staff, who are working in the adjacent county Ludian, reported that the earthquake was clearly obvious. Fourteen people are reported being injured. Houses are collapsed and infrastructure is severely damaged. Amity will also give attention to the future development in Yongshan.

07 Aug 2014 description
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August 6

As rescue teams get access to remote villages on the third day of the disaster, death toll rises to 589 and more than 2,800 people are wounded. More than 230,000 people have been relocated and are still suffering shortages of water, food and shelter. Hundreds and thousands of residents are still cut off from general supplies.

04 Aug 2014 description
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On Sunday, 3rd August 2014 at 4:40pm, an earthquake of 6.5 magnitude on the Richter scale struck southwest China, Yunnan. At least 381 people died and more than 1,800 are injured. In the quake zone more than 12,000 houses have toppled and more than 30,000 have been severely damaged. The epicenter was in Longtoushan Township, 23 km away from Zhaotong city, the county seat of Ludian.

29 Jul 2014 description
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Amity's Annual Report 2013 can be downloaded now. Besides information on Amity's different fields of activities in 2013, you can find project stories as well as facts and figures. General Secretary Qiu Zhonghui emphasized in his introductory message that more and more public voices were heard and taken seriously in the year 2013, and these eventually became the driving force of social development. Amity is steadily working for the development of rural communities and also expands services to urban communities.

25 Jul 2014 description
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Starting in May, torrential down pour of rain has been devastating many areas in the six provinces Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Sichuan, Hunan and Guangxi. More than 5.5 million people have been affected to varying degrees, have leaving all their possessions when their homes were destroyed and crops totally wiped out.

20 Jun 2014 description
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Since May 2014, heavy rainfalls and thunderstorms have been affecting nine provinces, mainly in southern China. The ongoing weather conditions trigger floods, landslides and vast devastation of whole regions. Up to now, 37 people have died because of the disaster. More than 9.700 houses have collapsed and 55.000 more houses were damaged.

12 Feb 2014 description
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Amity Foundation responded to the emergency appeal of our Philippine partner KAISA immediately after Super-storm Hayian hit the Philippines. In November Amity allocated and forwarded HK$ 70,000 to KAISA to support their emergency relief efforts. Thereafter, Amity Hong Kong was granted HK$ 2,057,000 from the Hong Kong Disaster Relief Fund to help the victims in the Fifth district of Northern Iloilo.

07 Feb 2014 description
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February 6, 2014

Illilo, in the path of Typhoon Haiyan and badly hit like Tacloban, did not receive much media attention.

On arrival in the Philippines, Amity staff worked closely with local partners in finalizing distribution plans and conducting the necessary due diligence like checking receipts and stocks.

Mutual respect, trust and a high measure of transparency underpinned the whole relief operation.

Before the relief operation Amity and its local partner are inspecting the packed relief goods in the warehouse.

27 Jan 2014 description
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"The colored-steel granary is good… I am not worried about the food turning bad, I am also not afraid of mice ruining the harvest and it is much more clean than the former one.", said Yanghan Xiang, a 60-year-old villager from Xiaoluo Village of Laochang Township, on October 17th after receiving a colored steel storage system as a donation by Amity. “The Ya’an earthquake destroyed our house and the rebuilding has just begun. It is a big problem to store our grain. Because in Ya'an it is raining heavily. We were afraid of that the grain would be rotten.

28 Aug 2013 description
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On 27th of August, he Hong Kong Government accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved grants of HK $4.087 million to Amity Foundation for their relief work to flood affected areas in Sichuan and Guangxi that took place in July. Xinhua News agency reported on July 17th that the flood caused 68 dead and 179 people missing. Overall, 13.400 houses have collapsed, 3.47 million people have been affected, and 300.000 flood victims have to be relocated. Furthermore, the heavy rainfall caused landslides and destroyed much of the crop.

29 Jul 2013 description
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Dear friends,

It is raining in Dingxi today (July 26). Though the weather is not favorable for ongoing post-earthquake work, our relief team has managed to deliver the second batch of relief suppliers under great support of our local partners. Local partners have been making great contributions to quick response and high efficiency of the Amity Emergency Rescue Team.

26 Jul 2013 description
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Dear friends,

While one unit of the Amity Emergency Rescue Team to Dingxi is making emergency relief efforts in Shendu Township of Min County, another unit has been visiting other hard-hit towns and townships to conduct disaster assessment and need survey today. Up to now, the Amity Emergency Rescue Team has reached a dozen or more villages in six towns and townships of Min County, namely Shendu Township, Puma Town, Meichuan Township, Chabu Town, Xijiang Town and Zhongzhai Town.

With best wishes,

Miao Jianbing

23 Jul 2013 description
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The first batch of relief supplies from the Amity Foundation reached Shendu Township of Min County (Minxian) in the night of 23 July. All relief supplies have been distributed to the affected local residents on the second day. The relief goods included 16 tons of flour, 300 boxes of bottled drinking water and 600 boxes of instant noodles. At these hours, the second batch of emergency relief supplies is purchased.

07 May 2013 description
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An earthquake of 7.0 magnitude struck China in Lushan County of Ya’an, Sichuan Province at 8:02 Beijing Time on April 20, causing serious casualties and property losses, and millions of people in distress. Amity Foundation has started to bring humanitarian relief to people who lost all their worldly possessions by the disaster:

26 Apr 2013 description
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Entering the sixth day after the earthquake took place in Ya’an. Amity ground staff increased to six with Mr. Zhou Xin, staff associate of the Project Management Centre flew to the site to help with purchasing and distribution of the relief materials.

30 cotton quilts, 400 kilos of rice are among the relief materials distributed today in Qipan Village, Beijiao Township while the 4th shipment of relief materials, including 15 tons of rice, 1000 buckets of cooking oil, 500 quilts are on the way from Chengdu, capital city of Sichuan to Ya’an.

25 Apr 2013 description
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An earthquake of 7.0 magnitude struck China in Lushan County of Ya’an, Sichuan Province at 8:02 Beijing Time on April 20, causing serious casualties and property losses, and millions of people in distress. Amity Foundation has started to bring humanitarian relief to people who lost all their worldly possessions by the disaster:

20 April

12 May 2011 description
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3 years ago, on May 12 2008, an earthquake of magnitude 8.0 struck Sichuan, China. Also known as the Wenchuan earthquake, named after the county near the epicenter, the earthquake caused widespread damage and devastation both in terms of deaths and the loss of the infrastructure vital to maintaining livelihoods. The earthquake caused the collapse of numerous schools and public buildings, crushing whole classes and trapping thousands for days.

13 Jan 2011 description
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On 12 January, 2010, Haiti was hit by the worst earthquake in 200 years, leaving more than 220,000 people dead and over 1 million homeless. One year has now passed since that catastrophic event and reconstruction is still in progress and is slowly gaining momentum.

05 Sep 2010 description
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The Amity emergency relief operation is drawing to a close, but Amity continues to work with local partners and victims of the mudslide that took place on August 8th 2010 in Zhouqu, Gansu Province. Now that we are approaching the mid-autumn festival, an important day for families to get together, we remember the victims who lost their lives in the landslide and the rescue and relief workers who are still on site.

Amity has continued to dispatch rescue crews and relief materials to Zhouqu County, Gansu Province.