YUNNAN PROVINCE, CHINA: Two earthquakes measuring 5.7 and 5.6 on the Richter scale leveled homes and other buildings in the Zhaotong, Zhenxiong, Yiliang area of Yunnan province on September 7. About 750,000 people were left in dire need of emergency food and shelter. To make matters worse, landslides and debris flow have resulted from recent torrential rain. The area is home to a large number of the Miao ethnic minority, including many elderly people. The rugged terrain and lack of roads are blocking relief efforts.

FH staff in China are partnering with Cedar Fund and local churches to distribute badly-needed emergency supplies, including delivering a one-month food supply to 6,000 quake affected households in 15 villages.


Earthquakes left thousands homeless in the Yunnan province of China. The resulting rain and landslides made the situation even worse. Now they face cold weather without adequate shelter. FH staff are partnering on the ground to provide emergency supplies.

NEEDS: Please give to provide life-saving food and shelter to these mostly elderly survivors.