Heifer International has learned that no projects or participant families were injured or affected by the magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck a far western Tibetan area of China on Wednesday.

Chen Taiyong, Heifer International China country program director, reported that Heifer had worked on a rehabilitation project in the area in the late 1990s after the region was struck by a devastating blizzard, but that there are currently no active projects, partners or staff in the area.

Heifer team members in China and Little Rock continue to monitor reports of the earthquake in the event that Heifer could provide sustainable rehabilitation later on.
We are currently working to rebuild the livelihoods of farmers in the Sichuan region of China, an area devistated by a tremendous earthquake that killed thousands nearly two years ago. It has always been Heifer's mission to provide rehabilitation for the long term, not simply short term relief. Our work rebuilding lives in Sichuan is not yet complete and we have only a little more than $670,000 to go before we reach the completion of our our 2 for 1 matching grant to finish the project.
We will continue to post updated information about Heifer's response to today's earthquake as we learn more.

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