Caritas partners are struggling to reach Taiping, a remote township near the epicentre of Saturday’s deadly earthquake. The earthquake of 6.6 magnitudes struck the province of Sichuan in Southwest China on 20 April, killing nearly 200 people, leaving thousands of people injured and causing significant damages.
Over six hundred people have now been confirmed dead as a result of the earthquake and over 10,000 are injured. However, some of the areas affected are isolated and haven’t yet been reached so these figures could rise.
The remote region in North-West China was struck by a 6.9 magnitude earthquake on 14 April, leaving more than 2,000 people dead and more than 12,000 wounded.
Caritas Internationalis is supporting Caritas Hong Kong’s relief efforts in the wake of the powerful May 12 earthquake in China that has claimed more than 68,000 lives. In and around the capital city of Sichuan, Caritas Hong Kong has assessment teams on the ground identifying the scale of devastation and loss, and the ways to ...