While China’s growing economy has created new opportunities for many, the widening gap between rich and poor has created new social and economic challenges. Access to stable livelihoods and adequate services remains a serious challenge. Addressing social disparities is now a high priority.
Foster resilience and economic empowerment among vulnerable communities and youth. Help communities better prepare for future disasters and partner with Chinese development organizations to build their capacity.
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- Children & Youth: Improving educational and work opportunities for urban youth who’ve migrated from rural areas
- Disaster preparedness: Helping local governments and communities prepare for natural disasters while improving local livelihoods
- Conflict & Governance: Cultivating skills for social entrepreneurship among young Chinese leaders
- Population (2014 est.): 1.35 billion
- UN Human Development Index rank: 91 (out of 187)
- Mercy Corps has worked here since 2001
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China: All-China Youth Federation Delegation to Oregon, June 2010 December 17, 2010
Mercy Corps has worked with the All-China Youth Federation (ACYF) to develop the Social Innovator Leadership Program.
China: Welcoming Mercy Corps' newest friends August 9, 2010
While Mercy Corps works in dozens of far-flung locations across the world, we are proud to call the state of Oregon and the city of Portland home. It’s the place that nurtured the culture of innovation, collaboration, and optimism (with a touch of scrappiness) that we prize to this day.
China: Young earthquake survivors in Qinghai start to tell their story May 14, 2010
Sometimes it’s the intangibles that can make all the difference in healing after a disaster.
China: Not one missed April 29, 2010
A coupon is a simple piece of paper, but a popular way for customers to exchange something in return for a product or service. Here in Yushu, coupons are helping us a lot in our work by reducing the risk of unfair distribution.
China: Two thousand hygiene kits unloaded in Yushu April 28, 2010
The truck full of 2,000 hygiene kits — covered with dust and mud — at last arrived in Yushu on the evening of April 26. Their journey from Chengdu, the capital of neighboring Sichuan Province, totaled 1,200 kilometers and 50 hours.
China: Hope and hygiene kits for China’s Qinghai quake zone April 26, 2010
Hope is the word that comes to mind now when I see Yushu County, the heaviest hit area from the April 14th tremor in Qinghai Province.
China: Tears in Yushu – Chinese mourn one week after the earthquake April 23, 2010
At 10:00 a.m. on April 21st, just as the snow began to fall, Yushu County was crying.
China: Distributing food supplies in the quake zone April 22, 2010
It was a big day today. I helped our local partner with two of their emergency distributions. The heavy road traffic last night forced us to postpone the first distribution until this morning.
China: Helping local organizations respond as best they can April 21, 2010
Yushu County is normally a picturesque area, located in the eastern part of the Tibetan Plateau, about 3,800 meters above sea level. However, it is also one of China’s nationally recognized “poverty counties,” and the horrific earthquake last week almost totally destroyed this beautiful little corner of the Tibetan region.
China: Struggles in Qinghai — notes from the earthquake zone April 20, 2010
Today is the fourth day since the devastating 7.1 Qinghai Earthquake took so many lives, livelihoods and homes. I was anxious to get out to Qinghai.