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TRC launches 0206 Tainan Earthquake Recovery Project to deliver aid to the affected
Date : 2016/02/15
A rescue team member briefing fellow volunteers on the situation

 

 

Following the Tainan earthquake that rocked Southern Taiwan on 6 February, the Taiwan Red Cross is announcing our plans for a recovery project. The Tainan Earthquake Recovery Project will include condolence pay for the bereaved or those injured in the disaster, monetary support for injured victims in need of recovery care, monetary support for amputees, emergency welfare funding, psychosocial support, monetary support for educational fees for children, and funding to replace damaged household appliances.

The welfare funding amounts for each category are listed in detail below:

The Taiwan Red Cross would like to express our gratitude for donations from numerous organizations and individuals, as well as the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and USAID, the Japanese government, Japanese Red Cross, Red Cross Society of China, and Macau Red Cross. We thank everyone for their support.

After the earthquake, the Taiwan Red Cross immediately responded by delivering hot meals, sleeping bags, wool blankets, and insulating jackets. We also assembled rescue team members and volunteers from Taipei, Nantou, Yunlin, Tainan, Kaohsiung, and Taitung, who worked a total of 320 shifts over a five-day period. Our staff and volunteers worked hard persistently, even spending Chinese New Year’s Eve at the disaster site. President Wang and TRC staff personally visited the injured that were still hospitalized to offer them words of comfort and condolence money.

Rescue team members heading into the rubble to search for survivors
Evacuating a young boy survivor found by our rescue team
A volunteer resting up between shifts
The collapsed Weiguan Jinlong building
 

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