On 8th of June, 2010, we transferred the proceeds of the public collection to help the earthquake victims, which on the 14th of April 2010 struck Yushu area (Tibetan Kjegundo) in Qinghai province. Our partner for this project is big Italian Humanitarian Organization ASIA Onlus. We thank very much to all who contributed. The collection remains opened and further proceeds will be again passed through partner organization. We will continue to inform about the distribution of help.
On April 14, 2010, an earthquake magnitude 7.1 hit the Yushu Prefecture, the largest Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai Province (China). Nearly 90% of the buildings of main city of the prefecture, Jiegu, was destroyed, leaving thousands of people trapped in the rubble and hundreds of thousands of people homeless.
At the moment, the living conditions of the population in the tent camps are still dramatic. Conditions of hygiene are extremely serious, there is no water and there are no toilet facilities. Breeding grounds for tuberculosis are endangering the health of thousands of people. In this period there is a real emergency: the freezing winter has brought the lives of these people to the limits of survival. At Yushu the winter lasts almost all year and in these months, the temperature goes down to minus 30°.
Our partners organisation for this project large Italian Humanitarian Organisation Asia Onlus has just concluded the fifth distribution of aid to the people of Yushu.
Collection continues act immediately!
Suport just now
on special transparency bank account 2788704036/5500
variable symbol: 108 message to the recipient: earthquake TIBET
Společnost Člověk v tísni se připojila ke spolupráci na veřejné sbírce pro oběti zemětřesení v tibetské oblasti Číny a uhradila ve dvou vlnách pomoci ze sbírky a fondu Klubu přátel celkem 1 932 000 korun. Svoji účast na sbírce již uzavřela. www.clovekvtisni.cz/index2.php?id=854.
People in Yushu still need us to help
The fifth distribution of aid to the people of Yushu which was hit by an earthquake last April 14th has just concluded. Thanks to your help warm and water-proof tents to 826 families to help them confront the cold winter, thousands of solar panels and other necessary goods reaching a total of 14, 597 people could be distributed.
You have made possible such great achievement. Thank you.
Many people in Yushu still need us to help them find hope in the future. We won’t stop now.
What can bring your contribution:
200 Kč blanket
300 Kč metal stove and chimney
350 Kč basic food to survive for a person (one meal a day for one month)
550 Kč bed
7 000 Kč winter family tent
Even a small contribution of CZK 50 can really help. Tsampa per person a day is only 13Kč.
How can you specifically help?
Donate on special transparency account of Potala NGO: 2788704036/5500, variable symbol: 108, earthquake Tibet
Under the influence of climate changes an increasing degradation of the Tibetan plateau rangelands became a huge problem. Also the grasslands in Amdo, Qinghai province, suffer under this phenomenon. Increasing desertification in the whole province pushes more and more inhabitants to leave the grassland. Chinese government tries to modify the consequences of the worsening of the environment through various ecological campaigns, but this process will take a very long time and the effect is not everywhere noticable. An example of the situation is the biggest desert of the Hainan prefecture.
Since the campaign to "Open up the west" (Xibu da kaifa) was introduced to the western parts of China in 2000, the central government started to initiate many changes in this area. The main aim of this campaign is to connect the western provinces with the infrastructure of the mainland. This shall bring large improvement of the socio-economical situation of the inhabitants of this remote areas, but at the same time it enables a better control of this regions by the central government.