Information sharing has helped Chinese NGOs work together in Nepal
The devastating earthquake that struck Nepal and Tibet on April 25th has prompted many Chinese NGOs to react swiftly and collectively in what could be the first large-scale cooperation between Chinese NGOs in international disaster relief. While many Chinese NGOs have sent their rescue teams to the earthquake-stricken areas, the Zhuoming Disaster Information Center (卓明灾害信息服务中心), a volunteer organization that was set up after the 2008 Sichuan earthquake and specializing in processing disaster-related information and coordinating resources, stayed in China to serve as an important supporting force for those working on the frontline. Hao Nan, director of Zhuoming, has been working with his team day and night for about two weeks now since …read more
First major cooperation between Chinese NGOs in international disaster relief
In this China Youth Daily article, the One Foundation, China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), China Women’s Development Foundation in China are praised for being among the quickest Chinese NGOs to respond after a devastating earthquake struck Nepal on April 25. The article says that the active participation and quick response of Chinese NGOs after the earthquake is a positive sign for the development of the Chinese civil society. Chinese NGOs started to form disaster relief cooperative mechanisms after Lushan earthquake(April 20, 2013). During the time of Ludian earthquake (August 3, 2014), 20 NGOs got together and launched a disaster relief cooperation platform. But, the article points out, Chinese NGOs …read more
The One Foundation’s first 72 hours in Nepal
The first 72 hours are the most critical in earthquake relief. The One Foundation were well aware of that and had sent 3 rescue teams to Nepal, and 4 to Tibet within 72 hours after a deadly earthquake struck the Himalayas region. By April 28th there were already 26 people from the foundation working on the frontline of earthquake relief in Nepal and Tibet. As of April 28th, the foundation had raised more than 11.22 million yuan for the relief work in Nepal and Tibet, of which 2.55 millon were from businesses and other groups and 8.67 million were from the public. The Tencent Foundation and Dunhe Foundation were among the groups …read more
The China NGO Consortium for the 2015 Nepal Earthquake
On the night of April 25 right after a 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, the Disaster Relief Coordinating Alliance of Foundations (基金会救灾协调会) convened an emergency meeting with Beijing Normal University, during which the Chinese NGO Coordinating Center for the 4.25 Nepal Earthquake (尼泊尔4·25地震中国社会组织应急响应协调中心) was established. The Center was renamed the China NGO Consortium for the 2015 Nepal Earthquake (or CNC-Nepal) (信息协同平台) during the second session of the meeting. Aside from the members of the Disaster Relief Coordinating Alliance of Foundations, CNC-Nepal also included other Chinese NGOs and international organizations that had participated in or paid close attention to the earthquake relief. The second meeting was convened by China Foundation for Poverty …read more
The Amity Foundation works through the ACT Alliance to launch disaster assessment in Nepal
As a founding member and board member of ACT Alliance, The Amity Foundation responded to the disaster on April 25th by contacting ACT Alliance’s Secretariat in Geneva and its partner office in Nepal. ACT Alliance informed detailed working plans on Nepal to Amity. After a thorough discussion with ACT Alliance, Amity decided to respond to humanitarian assistance in Nepal. As of now, the Amity Foundation has joined with local partners and started initial assessment on the ground. A 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit the west of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal on April 25th, 2015. It is the most powerful earthquake in the area in 81 years. On April 26th, The Nepal …read more
Chinese NGOs Cross the Himalayas: From Tangshan to Wenchuan to Nepal?
CDB’s Tom Bannister takes a first look at the involvement of Chinese NGO’s in the relief effort in Nepal
Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Wang Yi of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation
An interview with Wang Yi of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” series
The 10 Public Welfare Keywords of 2014
This article highlights 10 keywords from China Philanthropy Times’ reporting on the public welfare industry in 2014.
What the Narada Foundation Learned from Lushan
Liu Zhouhong, Secretary General of the Narada Foundation, tells CDB Editor Fu Tao about what Narada learnt from participating in the 2013 Lushan earthquake relief effort.
What is the origin of State emergency disaster relief funds?
The article finds out that of the 20 million RMB contributed by the Yunnan province finance department for the Yudian earthquake on August 4, 2014, 16 million RMB were directed towards energy relief operations, disaster relief payments to families of the deceased and medical assistance to those injured, while 4 million RMB were set aside for overhead expenses.
From Wenchuan to Lushan: An Overview of Disaster Relief NGO Efforts
The author analyzes the changes in NGO relief efforts between the Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008 and the Lushan earthquake in 2013.
The Ministry of Civil Affairs’ “Top Ten Major Events for Social Organizations in 2013”
The Ministry of Civil Affairs published its own top ten list for the social organization sector in 2013, with most items focused on policy developments.
A View from the Media: Response to the Quake
When a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Lushan, Sichuan on April 20th, media attention turned to fundraising and emergency relief efforts directed at the affected region
The April 20, 2013 Sichuan Earthquake: How You Can Contribute
The magnitude 7.0 earthquake which struck Lushan County, Sichuan on Saturday, April 20 was the most devastating earthquake to hit China since the Wenchuan earthquake of 2008, leaving more than 184 dead and more than 11,000 injured
The 512 Voluntary Relief Services Center Opens Its Chuandao Academy
Fu Tao, profiles the Chuandao Academy which was set up by the Chengdu-based 512 Voluntary Relief Services Center to promote exchange and learning among grassroots NGOs..
NGO Participation in Disaster Relief : Profiles of Reconstruction After the Sichuan Earthquake
This is our last in a series of articles on NGO responses to disasters that we are making available in commemoration of the May 12, 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan. This article highlights the ongoing work of 10 NGO projects in the long-term reconstruction work in the earthquake-stricken areas of Sichuan.