Date: 22 July 2013
A series of earthquakes shook Dingxi city in Gansu Province on 22 July 2013, with the strongest measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale. Some 95 people were killed, over 1,000 others injured, and another 300,000 displaced. The earthquake’s epicentre was just 20km under the surface, resulting in substantial destruction to homes and buildings that affected more than 1,000 families. The threat of mudslides and landslides due to wet weather conditions, meanwhile, hindered relief efforts. Mercy Relief responded to appeals for aid by the Zhang County Poverty Alleviation and Development Bureau (ZCPADB).
How we helped:
- Sent a first response team with water, food, medicine and shelter for 500 affected families. The total tranche of relief supplies was worth S$52,887.60
- Made a public appeal for donations in Singapore
Distributed 1,450 blankets, 6,000 packets of milk, 950 cartons of instant noodles, 450 foldable beds and paediatric medicine