Tibet China Earthquake Update – Rigul Trust Emergency Appeal for Yushu

On 14th April 2010, an earthquake reaching 7.1 on the Richter scale struck Yushu County, Kham, an impoverished area of Tibet and largely populated by Tibetans. Official reports now put the death toll at 2,064, with more than 12,000 injured and 175 missing. Homes, schools, monasteries and health facilities have all collapsed to rubble.

Since the earthquake, the survivors have had to contend with sandstorms, hail and snow. At an altitude of 3,700 metres above sea level, overnight temperatures regularly fall below zero, even in Spring – thousand made homeless are now living in tents. . . Read More Here

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