Video of aid delivery in the Yushu earthquake region from NoCommentTV.
Jane Voodikon of GoChengdoo has an excellent report of what’s happening in the aftermath of the Yushu earthquake in an interview with Peter Goff of the Sichuan Quake Relief team who have just returned from an aid-delivery trip to Qinghai’s Longbao Town. The report is well worth a read and has a handful of images of what the town looks like today in the aftermath of the quake.
Goff describes the governmental response and the speed of military mobilization that he saw on the ground as “incredible”:
The main distribution center in Jieku is incredibly efficient, and beyond that there are two military camps that look like towns themselves. They’re remarkably disciplined; somebody shouts, and 30 trucks come out and go left; they sound again, and another 30 trucks come out and go right. It’s phenomenal to watch.
The Sichuan Quake Relief group is a grassroots team of foreigners and locals that came together in the aftermath of the devastating Wenchuan earthquake of 2008, and are recommended by our friends at GoChengdoo. For its Yushu quake relief efforts, they have collected about RMB50,000 (which quite frankly, is not a lot!). Find out how you can contribute to the great work that they’re doing here.