Since the 7.9-magnitude quake struck Sichuan just little over a month ago, World Vision, Christian humanitarian organization, has setup the goal of raising 27 billion HKD to cover the cost for disaster-relief and reconstruction for the disaster zones in Sichuan, Gansu, and Shaanxi, and has been engaged in full scale disaster-relief work. Approximately 1 million people will benefit from this humanitarian aid.
Currently, World Vision has been working in three counties of Guangyuan City and two counties in Deyang City, Sichuan province; they have passed out 31,000 blankets, 7,000 sets of tent materials, and have build temporarily shelters, benefitting 2,000 people.
At Yuanba area and Qingchuan County, areas that are worst damaged by the quake, World Vision has distributed tent materials for setting up temporarily schools, allowing 9,000 students to continue their education.
Addressing the food shortage, World Vision has passed out 240,000 kg of rice to the victims in Hanzhong City, Shaanxi and Tianshui City, Gansu.
To help the victims rebuilt their community and restart their lives, World Vision is urgently moving forward with the plans of reconstruction: building 5,800 houses, 50 schools, including dormitories and restrooms, and initiating projects for promoting public health awareness and restart the farming for producing agriculture products.
Further plans of reconstruction include setting up 200 temporarily classrooms and 300 temporarily restrooms in Sichuan and Gansu and providing 5,000 students with resources for their studies.