Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Sichuan Earthquake

Photograph: Dan Chung for the Guardian

Sichuan province is once again devastated by earthquake, with the magnitude measuring around at 7.0. It has been almost 5 years since the last major earthquake struck the same area. So far over 200 and possibly more has been confirmed dead and 8000 injured. Many became lost their homes and had to take refuge at temporarily set up tents. Soldiers and rescue teams were swift to provide aids to the people in the worst hit arre around the city of Ya'an. Although the scale of devastation were much smaller than the 2008 earthquake (which claimed the lives of 87,000) still it has put some strain on the recovery from the previous major disaster.

There's no urgency for help from the outside as the local authorities already have all the resources to handle the situation. But for donations I would recommend Sichuan Quake Relief and Jet Li's One Foundation.