Donations, supplies flood into quake-hit NW China region

14:40, April 15, 2010      

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Chinese across the country, still haunted by the deadly 8.0-magnitude earthquake in Sichuan in 2008, are doing what they can to help the quake-hit northwestern province of Qinghai.

At least 617 were killed and close to 10,000 were injured or are missing after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Qinghai's Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu early Wednesday morning.

The Beijing's municipal government, the city's Party committee, and the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau have donated ten million yuan (about 1.47 million U.S. dollars) to Yushu, while the provincial governments of Liaoning and Fujian each gave five million, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said in a report on its website.

An additional 3.5 million yuan was donated by Jiangxi, Jiangsu, Gansu and Hebei Provinces.

Beijing has allocated 10,000 tents, 20,000 folded beds, and 100,000 cotton quilts for the quake-hit region, with Jiangxi Province adding in another 10,000 quilts.

Meanwhile, the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China raised three million yuan for quake relief, while its affiliated China Youth Development Foundation sent an emergency team with medicine, food, and other relief supplies worth one million yuan to the quake-hit zones.



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