Date: 14 April 2010

Magnitude: 7.1

The 7.1 magnitude earthquake and 1,380 aftershocks that rocked Yushu county in Qinghai province in the early morning of 14 April 2010 killed at least 2,220 people and displaced more than 110,000. Mercy Relief responded to calls for aid by the Qinghai Poverty Alleviation and Development Bureau, the only foreign NGO to help with relief efforts in this remote and rugged territory.

Partner(s): Qinghai Poverty Alleviation and Development Bureau

How we helped:

  • Deployed a relief team on the third day after the earthquake which:
    • Coordinated the procurement, sorting and distribution of relief supplies to Yushu county
    • Distributed basic food and non-food items, medicine, Play Packs and school packs worth S$101,870
    • Distributed winter wear worth S$56,420