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.
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.
- 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
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China: Reaching families after deadly quake strikes Yunnan province August 6, 2014
Mercy Corps is working to rush essential supplies to families in need after a 6.5 earthquake displaced more than 200,000 in rural China.
China: Progress report: Rebuilding communities one year after quake April 18, 2014
One year after an earthquake devastated rural China, we're looking back on the recovery effort and looking ahead toward long-term rebuilding.
China: Celebrating recovery in communities rattled by earthquake February 11, 2014
As China welcomes the New Year, we're celebrating the progress made to help children heal since an April 2013 earthquake rocked their rural villages.
China: Kindergartens at heart of post-earthquake recovery October 9, 2013
School supplies are helping schools reopen while we train educators how to better prepare for the next emergency.
China: Ya'an earthquake response: Partnering to reach families in need June 12, 2013
Nearly two months later, people are still living in tents, their homes destroyed — but many partners have joined us to help these communities recover and rebuild.
China: Hygiene kits help earthquake survivors in remote villages June 7, 2013
“People are so excited they arrive early to help unload the kits and wait anxiously for their names to be called to receive them,” said emergency response team member Liu Xiao.
China: Families finding hope after quake May 7, 2013
Our emergency response team has traveled to some of the most remote villages that were destroyed in the 7.0 Ya'an earthquake. See how families are coping and how we're helping them recover.
China: Notes from the epicenter of the Ya'an earthquake April 24, 2013
After gathering firsthand accounts from hard-hit villages, our teams are focused on needs for clean water and support of mothers and children.
China: Assessing emergency needs after deadly earthquake in Sichuan province April 20, 2013
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit China's Sichuan province on Saturday, killing at least 200 people and injuring more than 14,000.
China: Supporting migrant youth November 23, 2011
Millions of Chinese continue to migrate from rural areas to cities in pursuit of a better life.