Yushu Earthquake Relief Info & Donation Recommendation
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The Yushu Earthquake 
  on April 14th, 2010
Das Erdbeben in Yushu
  am 14. April 2010
In the early morning of Wednesday, April 14th, 2010, Yushu county in China's Qinghai Province was struck by several earthquakes of which the largest one reached a magnitude of 7.1 MMS (1).

Yushu is a predominately Tibetan area on the border of Qinghai, Sichuan and the Tibetan Autonomous Region. The main settlement and biggest city is Gyêgu (Jiegu township), a small city of 70-100.000 inhabitants that has developed from the old trade mart Jyekundo. 

According to local relief workers, about  90% of that city's buildings have collapsed and there are massive casualties and injuries.  Many residents fled with just the clothes they were wearing and have lost everything. 

The April weather in Yushu is still cold and windy – overnight temperatures are around –5°C.  The urgent humanitarian need is enormous. This is why we call for help — both for immediate relief support and rehabilitation and work in the  medium and long term. 

This page is meant to give you basic information and possibilities to get more detailed information through sources we consider reliable.
 
 
 

 

See the recent work report of the YER relief coalition here

 
Am 14. April 2010 frühmorgens wurde der Kreis Yushu in der chinesischen Provinz Qinghai von mehreren Erdbeben erschüttert, deren stärkstes eine Stärke von 7,1, MMS (1) erreichte.

Yushu ist eine vorwiegend tibetisch besiedelte Region nahe der Grenze zu den Nachbarprovinzen Sichuan und Autonomes Gebiet Tibet. Hauptsiedlung und größte Stadt der Region ist Gyêgu (Jiegu township), eine Kleinstadt von etwa 70-100.000 Einwohnern, die sich aus dem alten tibetischen Handelsort Jyekundo entwickelt hat. Nach Informationen von vor Ort eingesetzten Hilfskräften sind etwa 90% aller gebäude in dieser Stadt eingestürzt, und es sind bislang über 1700 Tote und rund 12.000 Verletzte zu beklagen. Viele der Einwohner entkamen der Katastrophe nur mit dem, was sie auf dem Leib trugen und haben all ihr Hab und Gut verloren.

Das Wetter im April ist in Yushu noch immer kalt und windig –  Nachttemperaturen sinken noch immer unter Null bis auf –5°C. Der dringende Bedarf an humanitärer Hilfe ist enorm. Aus diesem Grund möchten wir hier zu Hilfe aufrufen — sowohl für die Unterstützung unmittelbarer Hilfsmaßnahmen wie auch von mittel- und langfristigen Projekten zur Rehabilitierung und zum Wiederaufbau.

Diese Seite möchte dazu eine grundlegende Information bieten sowie Hinweise darauf, wo genauere Informationen über Quellen zu erlangen sind, die wir für zuverlässig halten.
 

Vgl. den jüngsten Bericht zur Arbeit im Erdbebengebiet der YER relief coalition
General information at Wikipedia:
2010 Yushu earthquake
Allgemeine Infos bei Wikipedia:
Yushu-Erdbeben 2010
Daily updated information at
Yushu Earthquake Relief
Täglich auf den neuesten Stand gebrachte Informationen (engl.): 
Yushu Earthquake Relief
Support the six local grassroots organizations (local Tibetan NGOs) who have joined forces for relief work:

Yushu Earthquake Response
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Yushu Earthquake Response  is a small coalition of local grassroots NGOs from Qinghai - including Snowland Service Group, Tsongkha Charitable Association, Sanchuan Development Association, Friend of Rural Community Development, Shem Women's Group, and the Pentok Institute - and numerous volunteers.  They are working to create a bridge between the affected area and individuals and organizations wishing to offer assistance.  They re working under government guidance to assess urgent needs and get help where it is needed as soon as possible.

Unterstützen Sie die Arbeit der sechs Graswurzelorganisationen, die sich für die Hlfsmaßnahmen zusammengetan haben (örtliche tibetische NGOs):
Yushu Earthquake Response

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This is the consortium of Yushu NGOS and volunteers, now active in Jiegu, Xining and Chengdu.   We highly recommend them for your possible donation of funds for earthquake relief in Yushu. 
Notes:
(1) MMS = Moment magnitude scale
(2) After donating via the Donation Box of Yushu Earthquake Response you'll receive an Email stating that a "Donation to Tibetan Village Project" was received.
Anmerkungen:
   (1) MMS = Moment magnitude scale
   (2) Bei Spenden über die Paypal-Spendeseite vonYushu Earthquake Response erhält man nach der Spende eine Email mit dem Betreff "Bestätigung Ihrer Spende an Tibetan Village Project"

If you don't have a Paypal account or don't want to open one you may also send money to the Gerald Roche's private accounts: 
Account Name: Gerald Roche
Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Branch: Toombul Shopping town, Brisbane, Queensland.
Branch no. (BSB): 06 4163
Acc no.: 1000 3150
SWIFT: CTBAAU2S
Gerald Roche is a teacher at the Qinghai Normal University and in direct touch with Yushu students and local relief organizations (Yushu Earthquake Response).

Wer kein Paypal-Konto hat oder eröffnen will, kann sich auch an Andreas Gruschke oder Astrid Zimmermann wenden: 
gruschke @ uni-leipzig.de 
astrid @ gruzim.de
Nach Rücksprache [Stichwort "Yushu-Erdbebenhilfe"] wird dieses Geld dann mit anderen Spenden zusammengefasst und über ein persönliches Paypal-Konto an mit uns in Verbindung stehende Hilfsorganisationen in Yushu überwiesen. 

Entsprechende Belege können später auf Wunsch zugestellt werden, doch gehen wir nicht davon aus, dass diese vom Finanzamt als Spendenbelege anerkannt werden.


 
 

See the recent work report of the YER relief coalition here

 

 
 
News about the aftermath of the earthquake Nachrichten zum Erdbeben
NW China's quake-jolted Yushu records 1,206 aftershocks
April 19 (Xinhua) 

The Yushu Tibet Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Qinghai Province has recorded 1,206 aftershocks after it was jolted by a 7.1-magnitude earthquake last Wednesday. From the major quake to 8:00 a.m. Monday, the area recorded 1,206 aftershocks, including 12 ones each surpassing magnitude 3. Of the 12, one was measured between 6.0-6.9 magnitude, three between 4.0-4.9 magnitude and eight between 3.0-3.9 magnitude.
The 7.1-magnitude quake, which struck the Tibetan autonomous prefecture last Wednesday morning, had left at least 1,706 dead, 256 missing and 12,128 injured, as of 10 a.m. Sunday (18-04-2010). 

Hunderte Erdbebenopfer eingeäschert - 1339 Tote 
Badische Zeitung (dpa) 17. April 2010

Drei Tage nach dem verheerenden Erdbeben mit 1339 Toten im tibetischen Hochland ...  (weiter...)

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Mehr als 2000 Erdbebentote in China vermutet
Die Zeit (dpa) 19. April 2010

Das verheerende Erdbeben im tibetischen Hochland in Westchina könnte mehr als 2000 Menschen das Leben gekostet haben...  (weiter...)

Plateauperspectives April 18 
"One team member let us know that the streets were lined with semi trucks filled with relief supplies, front end loaders, as well as a few industrial cranes which all added to the significant delays- but will undoubtedly aid the overall effort.  Our team en route to Yushu saw very few cars leaving the city and heading for the provincial capital of Xining due to the significant delays in Yushu."
(see http://yushuearthquakerelief.com April 18th )

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Zur Spendeseite von 
Yushu Earthquake Response 
(HOW TO HELP)
Plateauperspectives April 17 
In general we were able to observe the following while on the field
* No electricity that isn’t generator driven
* Military has been able to set up a “mobile hospital” with standard hospital equipment
* The military and the Health Department are still excited to have us help their Peoples relief efforts
* Serious need for water and food are still present.
* Front end loaders are still clearing the streets
* Survivors are still being rescued from the rubble.
Wichtige Anmerkungen zur Berichterstattung in manchen deutschen Medien und Tibet-Foren:

siehe hier

Plateauperspectives April 16 
"We were relieved to see some of our close friends and colleagues, who were in Yushu during the earthquake, make it back to Xining today.  They were able to give us an informative but heart-wrenching first-hand account of the earthquake disaster.  In short, the government is doing an efficient job of quickly funneling relief to the earthquake areas and we are excited to be able to work with, and under their instruction. We encourage you to listen to the audio file below.
Some of the points made in the interview:
    * Approximately 1,500 fully-loaded government vehicles streaming to the earthquake zone.
    * Close to 90% of buildings in Jiegu reported as down.
    * Government effectively moved residents to traditional “horse festival” grasslands.
    * Western side of city completely leveled.
    * Eastern more industrial side of city damaged but damage less extensive.
    * No residents living in Jiegu.
Again, we are very pleased to report that the government response has been quick and effective, and we are happy to continue to work with them during this time."
(see http://yushuearthquakerelief.com April 16th )

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Plateauperspectives April 14 
"The Yushu Prefecture government has requested aid from Plateau Perspectives in the form of medical personnel, medical supplies, and temporary shelters (ie tents and blankets). We are sending an advance medical team to Yushu in about 4 hours to assess the situation, provide emergency care, and set up a base of operations for medical outreach and supply delivery. Additional supplies and medical teams will be sent shortly thereafter. There is already a solid network of medical personnel in China prepared to depart for Yushu, and gifts of cash are the easiest and quickest way that you can help out. Gifts of supplies are more difficult and time consuming to receive, and most supplies needed can be bought in the provincial capital, Xining." (see http://yushuearthquakerelief.com April 14th )

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To the donation page of 
Yushu Earthquake Response 
(HOW TO HELP)

 
 
Relief work of different local grassroots organizations 
(NGOs and social entrepreneurships)
News
Yushu Earthquake Response  ...
www.yushuearthquakeresponse.org
... is a small coalition of local grassroots NGOs from Qinghai - including Snowland Service Group, Tsongkha Charitable Association, Sanchuan Development Association, Friend of Rural Community Development, Shem Women's Group, and the Pentok Institute - and numerous volunteers.  We're working to create a bridge between the affected area and individuals and organizations wishing to offer assistance.  We're working under government guidance to assess urgent needs and get help where it is needed as soon as possible.
KVTC 
Kunpen Vocational Training Center
Up to the 18th, there are more than 50 volunteers from local and outside the prefecture helping KVTC distribution of foods and water. From 14th till today, Kunpen Vocational Training Center (KVTC) has received more than 30Tons of relief goods (foods, water, tents, clothing) which worth about 200,000CNY from friends from all over China, and we have set up shelters for more than 100 people. ... (continue here)

 
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.Photo: P. Devé (SSG, Yushu)  .
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