China: Emergency response to the earthquake in Sichuan Province – No.RRF 9/2017

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Jiuzhaigou, a popular tourist destination in southwest China‘s Sichuan province on August 8th, 2017. So far, At least 19 people were killed and 343 injured after the earthquake, according to the information office of the provincial government. Around 1680 houses from 17 townships were collapsed or destroyed. The situation and extent of damage of the disaster in still being assessed.

ACT member Amity Foundation is improving the affected population’s access to temporary emergency shelter by providing tents, via a Rapid Response Fund of 59,770 USD.

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