Hainan launches relief efforts to help women & children after Typhoon Haiyan
The Hainan Women's Federation in south China's Hainan Province has carried out a series of aid programs for women and children, helping them to recover in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan that hit the province on November 10, 2013.
The federation raised 180,000 yuan (US$ 29,538) for disaster relief, providing aid and materials to women in areas badly affected by the typhoon so they could resume work and provide free medical services.
As part of the program, on November 13, the federation, Wuzhishan Women's Federation, Wuzhishan Maternal and Child Care Service Center and Wuzhishan Family Planning Service Station jointly organized mobile clinics to provide free medical services and medication to women and children in Fansai Village in Wuzhishan City in Hainan.
Medicine worth 1, 2000 yuan (US$ 1969) has been distributed and more than 300 villagers have benefited from medical services and the health training.
The federation has also issued an urgent notice requiring all levels of women's federations in Hainan to take part in disaster relief.
"We will pay close attention to the typhoon's impact on women and children and their needs in order to help them with their work and life. We will help them solve urgent needs and pass through the difficulties," said Liu Jin, president of the Hainan Women's Federation.
On November 10, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan grazed the coast of southern China, leaving millions affected and 10 dead. Strong gales and rainstorms disrupted flights and caused power blackouts.
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