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UNV volunteer Liu Lei speaks to the Red Cross psychological intervention team before heading to the disaster area. (L. Liu/UNV)
Earthquake Diary: 22 May by Liu Lei
Mian Yang, Sichuan province, China: Concerning the psychological health of people in the disaster area, the Chinese Red Cross has launched a large-scale psychological intervention project, so according to the plan our team is going to check it out today in order to help them improve their practices.  Read entry

Volunteers form a human chain to distribute food and water to earthquake survivors. (L. Liu.UNV)
Earthquake Diary: 21 May by Liu Lei
Mian Yang, Sichuan province, China: In the early morning, I receive a complaint that somebody sold tents yesterday using the name of the local Red Cross to transport them to Chengdu taking advantage of the emergency transportation system. In order to clarify the process of this case and submit a report correctly, I begin to call people one by one, who gives me their complaints, and I investigate like Sherlock Holmes…  Read entry

Volunteers prepare to spray disinfectant in Mian Yang, China, following the Sichuan earthquake. The spread of disease is a serious danger. (L. Liu/UNV)
Earthquake Diary: 20 May by Liu Lei
Mian Yang, Sichuan province, China: Now that the focus of the rescue work has changed to disease control, water sanitation and reconstruction of affected areas, according to the initial plan, the most urgency relates to the refugee's daily lives and health.  Read entry

A tent city is growing to house people displaced by the Sichuan earthquake. (L. Liu/UNV)
Earthquake Diary: 19 May by Liu Lei
Mian Yang, Sichuan province, China: In order to donate at least 100,000 standard rescue tents to the disaster area, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has decided to try its utmost to find the number of tents immediately, so the team decided the main work for today is finding as many tent factories as possible.  Read entry

Caring for the millions of homeless after the Sichuan earthquake is an urgent priority for volunteers. (L. Liu/UNV)
Earthquake Diary: 18 May by Liu Lei
Mian Yang, Sichuan province, China: Five days have passed since the horrible earthquake hit Sichuan province. By 08.10 on 19 May 2008, the death toll in Mian Yang municipality had risen to 11,874, and 67,579 people are wounded.  Read entry

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