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The 2014 Ludian earthquake struck Ludian County, Yunnan, China, with a moment magnitude of 6.1 on 3 August. The earthquake killed at least 615 people, injuring at least 2400 others. As of 5 August 2014, 12 people remain missing. Over 12,000 houses collapsed and 30,000 were damaged. Wednesday as search and rescue teams found scores more bodies while pushing into isolated mountain communities to clear debris from collapsed homes. The quake struck an area of steep hills and narrow roads that are not well suited to all the traffic of the massive relief effort. Landslides have shorn shear rocky faces into the region's valleys and piled earth on roads. The IDRN is mobilizing to respond with at least 2 Rapid Assessment and Relief Teams arriving in the region within this week. The teams hope to establish a base for local partners, and set up children (OpSafe) trauma healing camp(s) in cooperation with the affected primary schools for next month.
The point of contact for the teams is Frank Dunne - rengroup
The associated event report can be found at the bottom of the page.
August 3, 2014 - Ludian, Yunnan, China. They have no choice but to suffer the 6.1 earthquake. They have no choice but to stay under the tents over this winter. The weather forecast for coming December will hit under 0 degree Celsius.
We are looking for winter blankets, two blankets for each family. We are supporting 1,300 families. Each set of blanket cost RMB 100.
CK Cheong is also looking to partner other fellow IDRN Trainers to conduct community based disaster preparation training - IDRN 1100 in China. If you do need further information, kindly contact CREST office or email CK Cheong at email@example.com
Thank you for your kind attention and assistance.
I have a lot of trust in the ability of IDRN affiliates to assist. With the help of the Lord, all shall be well. May the Lord give strength to the survivors. God is all knowing.
Since the original development of the OperationSAFE child trauma camps in response to the 2008 Sichuan quake we have used it again in Haiti and Qinghai in 2010, in Japan in 2011 and in the Philippines and Indonesia in 2013. I would recommend for anyone working with children in disaster situations to download the kindle version of the OperationSAFE Child Trauma Field Manual. http://bit.ly/childtraumafieldmanual
As much as possible we want to work with local partners who can train teams to be ready to respond quickly to the needs of children in disasters. For more information on the OperationSAFE program, training and parternships please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All please find attached the most recent Rapid Assessment from the Chengdu Earthquake Resource Center (IDRN Partner)
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