In 2008, an 8.0 earthquake devastated areas of Sichuan and killed approximately 80,000 people.

 

Dr Chitwood and a team of relief personnel drove overnight to the earthquake zone. Working under the Chinese Red Cross, Dr. Chitwood and the team assisted in one region, cleaning wounds, listening to peoples needs and, treating drinking water. As a result of the team’s assessments, 100 filter machines were made and distributed to 100 villages and IDP camps. Each machine produced enough water to provide more than 1000 people with safe drinking water. National volunteers were trained to maintain the portable water treatment machines. Some machines are still in use today where villages realized their usefulness for providing safe drinking water.

Disaster Relief

 

Since 2008, PIH has responded to 13 disasters including earthquakes, floods, typhoons and civil wars. The majority of our staff is SPHERE Humanitarian Response trained and accredited.

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Disaster Relief

 

Since 2008, PIH has responded to 13 disasters including earthquakes, floods, typhoons and civil wars. The majority of our staff is SPHERE Humanitarian Response trained and accredited.

In 2008, an 8.0 earthquake devastated areas of Sichuan and killed approximately 80,000 people.

 

Dr Chitwood and a team of relief personnel drove overnight to the earthquake zone. Working under the Chinese Red Cross, Dr. Chitwood and the team assisted in one region, cleaning wounds, listening to peoples needs and, treating drinking water. As a result of the team’s assessments, 100 filter machines were made and distributed to 100 villages and IDP camps. Each machine produced enough water to provide more than 1000 people with safe drinking water. National volunteers were trained to maintain the portable water treatment machines. Some machines are still in use today where villages realized their usefulness for providing safe drinking water.