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2023 Gansu Earthquake Emergency Response

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Earthquake-Stricken Gansu Needs Your Help



Over 100 lives have been lost in the 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Gansu Province, China on 18th December 2023.

The Amity Foundation has officially launched an emergency rescue response, contacting partners in Gansu and Qinghai to carry out needs assessment and emergency rescue, as well as procure supplies and arrange shelter for the people in the most-heavily impacted Jishishan County, Linxia Prefecture and surrounding areas.

With temperatures in the area falling to as low as -13 degrees at night, Amity is sending coats and blankets to the displaced people in these areas to help combat the bitter cold in the aftermath of the disaster.

[UPDATE 8/1/2024] 

As of Dec 31, Amity has provided 616 makeshift houses, 1,468 tents, 8,321 thick coats, 20,820 sets of quilts, 800 folding beds, 1,150 electric blankets, 560 heating stoves, 147 tons of coal, 24,830 kg of rice, 71,910 kg of flour, 6,396 barrels of cooking oil, 2,500 kg of mutton, 34,204 kg of vegetables, 9,546 packs of sanitary pads, and daily necessities such as scarves and gloves, power strips, disposable bowls and chopsticks, toilet paper and diapers.

Recently, Amity has been focusing on building makeshift houses for the affected areas in Gansu and Qinghai, helping the affected families to establish a stable, safe and warm resettlement environment. In The Sphere Handbook – Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response, shelter and settlement are one of the four key chapters. In our years of disaster management work, Amity adheres to the humanitarian charter and minimum standards in humanitarian response. In this earthquake relief, we have provided makeshift houses and tents to the affected areas, aiming to provide safe shelter for the affected people. In addition to food security and nutrition, as well as water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion, we believe shelter and settlement are a key area in humanitarian relief.

As work progresses, the needs of the local people are changing. Since December 26, research in the affected areas by Amity staff and partners found that, there are few service for infants, new mothers and pregnant women while needs of kindergarten and primary school children in the resettlement area are taken care of. As a result, breastfeeding women and infants are lacking necessary daily supplies.

In response to the situation, Amity, together with its partners, provides vouchers for families heavily affected to help them purchase maternal and baby materials such as milk powder and baby powder to meet their most urgent needs.

From December 28 to 29, 894 sets of stationery were distributed to several primary schools to help children continue their study.

Providing food and oil:

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[UPDATE 24/12/2023] 

Since the launch of the Gansu earthquake relief response on Dec 19, Amity has been delivering urgently needed supplies to the disaster-hit areas of Gansu and Qinghai Provinces. As of Dec 23, Amity has provided 403 makeshift houses, 1,000 tents, 6,660 thick coats, 12,200 sets of quilts, 800 folding beds, 2,000 folding mats, 500 heating stoves, 47 tons of coal, 13,250 kg of rice, 55,750 kg of flour, 3,330 barrels of cooking oil, 5,000 kg of mutton, 17,000 kg of vegetables, 1,150 electric blankets, 9,546 packs of sanitary pads, 25,000 pairs of socks, and daily necessities such as power strips, disposable bowls and chopsticks, toilet paper and diapers.

Amity has continued carrying out investigation and needs assessment in the affected areas of Gansu and Qinghai. Because of the cold weather, large-scale housing construction will not begin until next spring, the transition period may be longer. As a result, makeshift houses, household items, food and clothing during the resettlement period are the most needed. Moreover, Amity’s distribution focuses on local elderly, children and other special groups. In some towns and villages, Amity partners and volunteers are even “delivering to door” targeted special services for special groups.

According to the assessment and feedbacks from the frontline, many houses in the affected areas collapsed and cracked, so our next step will be housing reconstruction and maintenance for people to return home as soon as possible. To this end, Amity plans to support some housing maintenance work in the near future by means of local people engagement and giving maintenance subsidies. We welcome all supporting forces to help local people overcome the difficulties.

In addition, in the future, the Amity Foundation also plans to carry out reconstruction and development work including public infrastructure restoration, disaster prevention and reduction, so as to help the affected villagers resume production and life, and improve community resilience.

You can help bring much-needed aid for the people of Gansu by donating to Amity through the “DONATE NOW” button at the top of this page or via our general donations page. You can also contribute through Amity Foundation HK’s Alipay appeal page for Gansu by scanning the QR Code below.

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2023 Syria Earthquake Emergency Response

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Earthquake-Stricken Syria Needs Your Help



The 7.8-magnitude earthquake and aftershocks that struck Türkiye and Syria in February 2023 have caused widespread devastation and affected over 5 million people across the country. The Syrian population was already deeply affected by the ongoing war and the economic collapse of the country and now, many people must deal with being displaced, losing their livelihood, and fighting the harsh winter conditions.

[UPDATE 10/04/2023] Two months after the earthquake, ACT Alliance members continue to provide aid to stricken regions. GOPA-DERD is providing psychological first aid to children, while HEKS-EPER is helping restore food security to the region through rebuilding local bakeries.

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(photo credit: HEKS/EPER)


[UPDATE 08/03/2023] The Middle East Council of Churches is being involved in the relief and rehabilitation efforts in Syria under the name of “Rescue Syria Campaign” . As of 8th March, MECC has distributed 250 blankets to 83 displaced families from Aleppo, with more distribution sessions to be held. Read MECC’s full March update here.

(photo credit: MECC)

(photo credit: MECC)

Countless buildings were destroyed in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes (Photo: MECC)

Displaced families gather in a shelter, awaiting much needed humanitarian aid and supplies (Photo: MECC)

The severe earthquakes have destroyed the existing rudimentary roadworks that were strained under the civil war. This drastically hindered humanitarian aid from reaching the most seriously affected areas. Over 4.4 million people in northwest Syria are in need of assistance, living in overcrowded camps that lack access to basic services. The ACT Alliance immediately released an appeal pertaining to the disaster. Since then, the ACT Alliance members GOPA-DERD, MECC, Christian Aid, HEKS have been participating extensively in needs assessments, rescue operations, offering shelter, distributing food, winterization and medical aid to the homeless survivors.

ACT member MECC providing mattresses and blankets, as well as hot meals, to affected families. (Photo: MECC)

Staff from ACT member GOPA-DERD conducting damage assessment in the wake of the earthquakes. (Photo: GOPA-DERD)


As a funding member of the ACT Alliance, the Amity Foundation has been actively raising funds to support these and future humanitarian operations. You can help bring much-needed aid for the people of Syria by donating to Amity through the “DONATE NOW” button at the top of this page or via our general donations page. For offline donations, please download and fill out this donation form. You can also contribute through Amity Foundation HK’s Alipay appeal page for Syria by scanning the QR Code below.

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2023 Türkiye Earthquake Emergency Response

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Devastating Earthquakes Cause Massive Casualties

The People of Türkiye need Your Help!

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Türkiye and Syria on February 6, and the numbers of casualties continue to rise. Rescue work has proven difficult due to the continued aftershocks in the disaster area, as well as the extremely low temperature, frequent snowstorms, and the rubble of collapsed buildings. Hundreds of thousands of disaster survivors have lost their loved ones and homes, unable to find shelter in buildings due to the continued threat of aftershocks. The survivors, including orphaned children, are forced to sleep outdoors in the bitter cold. Emergency supplies such as medicine, food, water, and warm clothing are urgently needed.

[UPDATE 27/02/2023]
After two weeks of concentrated and determined efforts, the Amity relief team has returned to Nanjing. Team member Zhang Chao recalls a tenuous night of aftershocks and moving scenes of unity among local and international volunteers.  He stresses that despite the team’s departure, Amity has forged connections with local organizations to continue to help Türkiye on their long path to rehabilitation. The following infographic summarizes Amity’s response to the Türkiye-Syria Earthquake to date.
The Amity Foundation continues to closely monitor the situation in Türkiye and Syria. As part of the ACT Alliance, Amity is actively raising funds to support the people of Syria. Learn more about our cause here.
[UPDATE 20/02/2023]
The Amity Foundation continues its humanitarian work in Türkiye. From Feb 14 to 18, 2023, Amity has delivered 8 batches of supplies to Kahramanmaraş Province and Adiyaman area, including necessities for women and children (1,264 boxes of sanitary pads, 900 loads of diapers, 52 boxes of tissues and 144 boxes of wet wipes), living necessities (2,324 pairs of socks and 1,800 suits of undergarments, 25,620 square meters of warm / moistureproof floor mats, 3,840 food packs (each containing 15 kinds of food with local diet), 4,000 sets of grain and oil packs (each including cooking oil, flour and tomato paste), 4,000 sets of wash supplies (each containing 9 kinds of living products like shampoo, washing powder, toothbrush, toothpaste, moisturizer, hand sanitizer, etc. )), as well as protective supplies (20,000 gloves, 10,000 masks and 4,000 protective suits), benefiting more than 10,000 people.

[UPDATE 15/02/2023] Following in-depth assessment, Amity staff purchased household hygiene products such as sanitary pads, diapers, toilet paper, wet paper towels from Adana and delivered them to Elbistan, one of the most severely affected areas. The supplies will be distributed to temporary resettlement areas to alleviate the needs of women and children who are taking shelter there.

[UPDATE 14/02/2023] Amity Foundation (Hong Kong) responded to the appeal of the Consulate General of Turkey in Hong Kong and urgently procured more than 800 warm wool blankets to be sent to Turkey.  Dozens of boxes of wool blankets have been inspected by volunteers,  packed and sent to the disaster area by Turkish Airlines to bring warmth to the survivors of the earthquake.

[UPDATE 13/02/2023] Amity is conducting need assessment and coordination works with local forces in the disaster area.


[UPDATE 10/02/2023] Our staff have reached Malatya and joined forces with the local rescue efforts.


[UPDATE 09/02/2023] Amity immediately launched an emergency response after the disaster, and our staff have arrived in the disaster area to work with our local partners to deliver humanitarian relief to the affected.

You can help bring much-needed aid for the people of Türkiye by donating to Amity through the “DONATE NOW” button at the top of this page or via our general donations page. For offline donations, please download and fill out this donation form. You can also contribute through Amity Foundation HK’s Alipay appeal page for Türkiye by scanning the QR Code below.

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2022 Pakistan Floods Relief Project

Climate Crisis brings Deadly Floods

The People of Pakistan need Your Help!

Since June 2022, Pakistan has experienced severe monsoon weather leading to widespread flooding and landslides, the latest in a series of large-scale natural disasters brought on by climate change. To date, one-third of the country is submerged underwater, leaving its people in dire circumstances. As of mid September, over 1500 people including many children have died. More than 500,000 homes were destroyed leaving many displaced.

Evacuees have been forced to settle in poor conditions, with many contracting malaria and dengue fever. As water levels remain high, resources such as shelter, food, clean water, clothes, medicine and mosquito nets are urgently needed. Further support such as health and safeguarding services are required to help Pakistan rebuild in the wake of the ordeal.



On 16 September 2022, ACT Alliance released an official appeal outlining the response strategy to be carried out in Pakistan, with the following target outcomes:

  1. Flood affected communities have access to food, non-food, health, winterization items, and Wash services appropriate and relevant to their immediate needs and ensuring safeguarding and protection through capacity building of humanitarian actors working with the flood affected communities.
  2. Flood affected communities have access to emergency/primary health care services through static health units.
  3. Flood affected communities are capacitated on flood resilient shelter reconstruction and communal/ institutional WASH infrastructure for restoration of basic needs of water and sanitation and ensure information sharing and coordination among the aid agencies.
  4. Flood affected communities can meet their essential needs of the flood affected communities through provision of cash for work.

Full details of the ACT Alliance Appeal, as well as guidelines for donating directly to ACT Alliance, can be found here.


As a founding member of the ACT Alliance, the Amity Foundation is responding to these targeted needs in partnership with Community World Service Asia (CWSA). You can help bring much-needed aid for the people of Pakistan by directly supporting ACT Alliance’s appeal or donating to Amity via this page. You can also contribute through Amity Foundation HK’s Alipay appeal page by scanning the QR Code below. Your kind donation will support short- and long-term relief operations for the people of Pakistan.

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Amity Torch Program

The Amity Torch Program is an educational international project that supports students and their families and promotes the realization of education equity. Poor families in developing countries often face the financial burden to send their children to school or equip them with the basic needs to pursue their education. The situation has worsened due to COVID-19, which brings additional challenges to families in difficult situations. The Amity Torch Program aims to reduce local school dropouts by providing financial aid and living and learning materials for underprivileged children in developing countries. In addition to the school supplies and hygiene kits, the parents receive cash incentives. The South-South cooperation project has benefited more than 5,000 children and their families and runs in 8 developing countries in Asia and Africa (Nepal, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda). It is our strong belief that no one should be left behind in our strive for the sustainable development of all people. (Cover picture @NCCP)


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Solar Power for Education

In remote and mountainous regions of the western plateau, students have to study under candlelight or with oil lamps due to lack of electricity. Such weak light not only affects the children’s learning efficiency but also can harm the development of the children’s vision. The Amity Foundation provides photovoltaic lighting systems for them to improve their situation. The cost of one photovoltaic power station is 230 RMB or 34 USD. Amity delivers simple and practical photovoltaic power supplies and lamps to the students in the western mountainous areas. The supplies are easy to use, portable, including fold-able solar panels, mobile power supplies, bulb lights and LED folding lights. It can be carried in a school bag, charged by the sun during the day, and used at night. The solar system provided by Amity has a high energy conversion rate, it is safe and pollution-free, and effectively solves the problem of insufficient power supply and lighting in the provinces of the western plateau.


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Amity Bakery

Amity Bakery is a social enterprise and a sheltered vocational training center that provides employment and vocational training for young adults with learning difficulties. Amity Bakery serves as a platform for advocacy and raises awareness on issues of underprivileged people in China. Company employees and school classes are visiting the Amity Bakery on a regular basis to attend cooking classes and learn about the concept of inclusion of challenged people. The Amity Foundation is committed to improve the living quality of people with mental challenges, support them to attend vocational training, and help to build confidence and capacity for their families.


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Sprouts on Earth

The Amity Foundation Sprouts on Earth project focuses on maternal and child nutrition in underdeveloped areas of Mainland China. The project provides continuous and in-depth services such as pregnancy check-ups, nutritional support, growth monitoring, and health education for poor women and newborns. The project aims to reduce maternal and child health risks, improve overall population quality, enhance health service capacity, and ultimately promote the sustainable development of rural revitalization.


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Living Water Campaign

The Living Water Campaign aims to raise public awareness of the global water crisis and encourages people to take action, to help to improve the water and sanitation situations in poor areas. With the global epidemic raging, the needs for safe drinking water and sanitation in poor areas require extra attention. The fund raised in 2020 is used for communities in need in Nepal, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka, to build water and sanitation facilities, improve health and living conditions, as well as supporting awareness education on water conservation and environmental protection. The Living Water Campaign started in 2010.

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