The International Disaster Response Network
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.