Yushu Earthquake One Year Report
UNICEF's Relief and Response to Yushu Earthquake
Immediately after the earthquake, UNICEF's support focused on responding to the emergency needs of children and women and protecting the lives of survivors, who were vulnerable to cold, hunger and psychological distress. UNICEF rushed warm clothing, wool blankets, medical equipment, hygiene kits and winterized school tents to the emergency zone.
In the ongoing recovery and reconstruction phase, UNICEF has helped students return to safe classroom environments with quality learning materials, established Child Friendly Spaces to provide community-based protection and psychosocial support services, supported the reestablishment of maternal and child health services, and improved hygiene and sanitation conditions in schools and communities.