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Henan Flood Relief in China (2021)

Support local flood relief efforts in Henan Province


Issue AreaDisaster

Tax benefit eligibilityUS, AU, HK SAR PRC

Amount NeededGeneral Support Needed

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This campaign is now closed. Please consider donating to the China Flood Relief 2023 Fund.

Beginning on July 16, a rare torrential rain occurred in Henan Province, China, affecting 1,240,737 people in 560 towns in 89 counties (cities/districts). The north and central parts of the province have faced extreme rainstorms, specifically in Zhengzhou, Jiaozuo, Xinxiang, and Pingdingshan – causing flooding to farmland and houses, landslides, water and power cuts, and communications and transportation disruptions. So far, 25 people have died and several are missing due to the extreme torrential rains. A total of 16,325 people have been evacuated, and 164,710 people have been resettled to safer areas.

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Immediate Needs

Current needs for displaced and impacted families include:

  • Emergency supplies: A large number of people need to be evacuated and resettled. In the short term, there are urgent needs for daily necessities such as food, oils, clothes, sanitation supplies for women and children, emergency lighting, outdoor protection supplies, water purification facilities, life jackets, and other critical equipment.
  • Medical supplies, including masks, disinfectants, hand sanitizers, trauma medication, mosquito repellent, and daily medicines.
  • Post-disaster reconstruction and recovery: Severely affected families are in urgent need of funds for house construction, reconstruction and production, and living rehabilitation.

Our Partners’ Response

In the wake of this emergency, our trusted local partners in China are responding with the following priorities. Donations will support these efforts:

China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation

  • Emergency rescue: helping to evacuate people and disinfect the environment.
  • Supply support: purchasing rescue equipment of communications, electricity, lighting, water purification, etc. Provide life jackets and other daily necessities, including foods, clothes, sanitation supplies, etc.
  • Post-disaster reconstruction: support house reconstruction, resuming production, and safe drinking water equipment construction.

China Women’s Development Foundation

  • Emergency supplies: provide daily necessities, including food, clothes, women and children’s hygiene supplies, outdoor protection supplies, etc.
  • Medical supplies: provide masks, disinfectants, hand sanitizers, trauma medications, mosquito repellents, daily medicines, etc.
  • Post-disaster reconstruction: support house reconstruction and home rehabilitation.

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