International NGOs Responded to the Gansu Earthquake

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The Jishishan area of Linxia Prefecture in Gansu Province experienced a significant 6.2-magnitude earthquake, leading to substantial casualties and property losses. Responding swiftly to the crisis, the local government initiated comprehensive search and rescue operations, prioritizing the safety and well-being of affected residents. Concurrently, a collective effort from businesses, social organizations, volunteer groups, and compassionate individuals, both local and international, has emerged to lend a helping hand. Numerous overseas NGOs have directed their support towards the earthquake-stricken region after promptly registering with relevant local authorities. Their contributions include financial aid and the procurement of emergency supplies, embodying a shared commitment to alleviating the immediate impact of the disaster.Public security departments overseeing overseas NGOs in Gansu, Beijing, Tianjin, Chongqing, Guangdong, Shaanxi, Yunnan, and other regions have engaged in effective management and service functions, initiating immediate communication with overseas NGOs seeking to provide assistance.

This collaborative approach ensures that overseas NGOs are well-informed about the latest developments in the affected area and the specific needs of local people. Furthermore, it facilitates the coordination of the reception of disaster relief materials, providing essential guidance and support to these organizations engaged in critical rescue activities.

Among the overseas NGOs contributing to the relief efforts are notable organizations such as the Hong Kong Pei Miao Action, the Mercy Foundation, and the Taiwan Cao Zhongzhi Foundation. Cumulatively, these organizations have donated over 3 million RMB (420,000 USD), underlining the global commitment to aiding the affected region.

Notably, some of these organizations, allocating a substantial 10 million RMB (1.4 million USD), have swiftly established post-disaster reconstruction projects tailored to this natural disaster, supporting the recovery of local households.