Strong aftershocks have continued to shake an isolated area of Qinghai province, mostly populated by Tibetans, which was hit by a 7.1 earthquake on April 14, leaving nearly 3,000 dead and at least 12,000 injured. Tens of thousands of homes were destroyed in Yushu county. To help with long-term recovery, the Committee of 100 has established a Qinghai Earthquake Relief Fund, once again turning to Give2Asia, a San Francisco philanthropic foundation, for administration. Gifts are tax-deductible.
Roads leading into the region have been damaged by the quake, with “the hardest hit areas 15 hours by road from the closest city, Xining, the capital of Qinghai Province,” according to Give2Asia.
Unlike the C-100 Sichuan Earthquake Relief Fund, where donations primarily went to local private Chinese NGOs, the Chinese government has specified that government-sponsored national NGOs, including the China Charity Foundation and China Soong Ching Ling Foundation, receive the funds.
Contributions will be pooled by Give2Asia, and recovery and reconstruction projects undertaken with Give2Asia’s involvement. To make a donation, go to the Committee of 100 Qinghai Earthquake Relief Fund: