GLOBAL NEWS: An earthquake of 7.1 magnitude struck the Yushu area of Amdo, the mountainous northeastern region of Tibet (also known as the Qinghai province of China since the 1950s). Approximately 2200 people have died at at least 12,000 have been injured, with an estimated 100,000 being affected by food and water shortages.
The majority of houses and schools in the area were badly damaged or destroyed during the earthquake. Many children have been trapped in collapsed schools. Please donate to emergency relief efforts today via the American Himalayan Foundation (which has been working in the Yushu region for decades and has teams on the ground) or the Hunger Site and GreaterGood.org. 100% of donations through either of these organizations will go to earthquake victims.