get ready for the Beijing Olympics the world is focusing on China, but behind the stories of wealth are many of poverty and hardship. Natural disasters are a
major cause of poverty, especially for those in rural areas. In 2007 alone,
almost 200 million people in China were affected by flooding.
Do something about this by getting involved
with the 2008/09 Red Cross Youth International Project
Did you know…?
- Every year millions of people in China lose their homes, food sources and livelihoods because of natural disasters like
typhoons, hailstorms and floods.
- Forty nine million people live in Guangxi, China and 80% of them are poor farmers, many who live on less than $1 a day.
- Red Cross is working with local people in the
Southern Chinese province of Guangxi to lessen the impact of natural
disasters by developing community disaster preparedness plans.
2008/09 Red Cross Youth International Project focuses on working with Guangxi
communities to prepare for disaster in one of the worlds poorest and most
disaster prone regions.
Stories from the field, project fact sheets and
comprehensive lesson plans about disaster preparedness, community life in
Guangxi, and ideas for fundraising can all be downloaded from the Red Cross
Want to find out more about the Red
Cross Youth International Project: China Disaster Preparedness Project?
Youth & Education Services Project Officer
23-47 Villiers street, NORTH MELBOURNEVIC 3070
Tel +61 3 8327 7965 |