On 21 April, the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Ya’an, Sichuan has left 186 people dead, 21 missing and 11,393 injured, 968 of them seriously. Oxfam has begun distributing emergency relief supplies.
A second Oxfam relief team has delivered supplies to 2,000 earthquake survivors in Qinghai. In addition, Oxfam will also be helping with public hygiene information campaigns and is flying in 600 tents.
Oxfam Hong Kong has distributed blankets for 2,000 survivors of the earthquake in a temporary camp in Yushu County, Qinghai. Yet, about 20,000 people are living in this camp, and the needs are urgent.
Oxfam has sent out two teams of aid experts to earthquake hit Quinhai and Sichuan provinces. The teams will be distributing 2,000 blankets and 2,000 rolls of plastic sheeting for emergency shelter.