Jeff Franklin Jeff Franklin, Director of Programs, China Jeff Franklin’s stories China: Young earthquake survivors in Qinghai start to tell their story Sometimes it’s the intangibles that can make all the difference in healing after a disaster. China: Hope and hygiene kits for China’s Qinghai quake zone 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 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 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 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 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.