UNICEF supports resumption of education in China earthquake zone

As relief pours into Yushu County, the epicentre of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck China’s Qinghai province on 14 April, outlying areas on the Qinghai Plateau still require urgent attention.

In a recently concluded joint assessment mission to Yushu and Chenduo Counties, UNICEF and local education authorities discovered that students and teachers are struggling to resume classes amidst high winds and extreme weather.

The mission was timed to coincide with the second of UNICEF’s several shipments of 5,000 student kits, 5,000 sets of children’s winter jackets, trousers and socks, and 2,000 pairs of children’s boots – all distributed to children in Yushu and Chenduo Counties from 9 to 13 May.

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