|China was the scene of massive devastation|
A devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck south-western China on May 12, leaving an estimated 65,000 people dead and millions homeless.
Oxfam is helping survivors in remote, rural areas throughout Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi provinces.
Oxfam is there
Oxfam's teams have been carrying out
emergency relief projects in 17 counties and cities in Sichuan, Gansu, and Shaanxi provinces.
We have provided public health services, counselling for survivors of the earthquake, and relief supplies. Our longer-term plans are to rebuild schools and help communities better prepare for future disasters.
Oxfam Hong Kong is leading Oxfam's response in China. Their six month on review details what they and their partners have achieved and what their plans are for the next five years.
- Read Oxfam Hong Kong's six month on review (PDF 350kb)
Real life stories
Blankets for 2,000 people have been distributed by Oxfam International as part of relief efforts to help survivors of the deadly earthquake that hit the Yushu County area in the southeastern Qinghai Province in China.
The first of Oxfam 10 schools is set to open in Pengzhou, Sichuan province three weeks ahead of schedule allowing 932 primary school students to return to school after last month’s devastating earthquake.