【08.05.27 英国 sky】中国人对地震的反应“不可思议”
Chinese Quake Response 'Is Incredible'
Jon Bugge of Sav
e the Children
In China, May 23 Updated:11
, Tuesday May 27, 2008
The response from the Chinese public has been incredible.
I read that one of the orphans from the earthquake here in 1976 has donated $14
million to this earthquake relief effort
Save the Children advertised for volunteers to help with the response. Within 24 hours 3,000 people had applied.
They are from all walks of life - keen to help their fellow countrymen in their hour of need. I would hope the same would be true in any country in the same situation.
Much of the day was spent working alongside our Chinese colleagues, purchasing equipment for the child-friendly spaces.
The stock includes notebooks, crayons, footballs, toys and the tents themselves to accommodate the spaces.
The agency is also buying educational equipment and sourcing furniture and materials for the temporary schools that will be opened in the makeshift tents villages the survivors are living in.
We spoke with children in Chendgu town who are still sleeping in tents alongside the town's river.
Eleven days after the quake people are still too afraid to sleep in their houses for fear the aftershocks will bring down their weakened houses.
And then there was an aftershock. It was weak - but enough to reinforce those fears.
It seems to be the adults that are more afraid than the children.
The kids we spoke to seemed to enjoy the camping by the river but missed their school friends the most.
The children's resilience constantly amazes me.
Two-year-old Yong Lu happily chased bubbles outside her tent while her parents worried about their house and the future.
In the more badly affected areas though, the children will need more support to bounce back form this experience.
The team here continue to work 17 hours days yet maintain good spirits.
We have more staff arriving every day both from the China offices of Save the Children and from Save the Children offices around the world.
来自Save the Children的Jon bugge
In China, May 23 Updated:11:18, Tuesday May 27, 2008
What a great jod everyone is doing.Only wish i could be there to help these poor souls.They are still managing to smile.
Posted by Teresa from Inverness