Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Zhou Xun appeals Chinese society to rally for Haiti

By Zhu Shanshan

Chinese actress Zhou Xun Tuesday called on Chinese society and the private sector to help people in Haiti in the wake of the devastating earthquake that struck the country on January 12.

As the National Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nation Development Program (UNDP), Zhou revealed she will take part in more public activities to promote the aid to Haiti and she also donated money to help people trapped in Haiti earthquake.

“Disasters have no mercy, but humans do. In Wenchuan Earthquake, we received helps all over the world. So when Haiti is confronting this disaster, I hope we can pass our love to the people in Haiti,” said Zhou in UNDP’s press conference Tuesday morning.

Chinese government has already provided substantial bilateral support to Haiti including medicines, food, shelter and other urgently needed supplies. China’s Ministry of Commerce donated $2.6 million to the UN Flash Appeal.

In private sector, Chinese Olympic gold medalist Li Ning who is the founder of Li Ning Company Limited, has donated 1 million yuan ($146,500) to pay for 5 humanitarian flights to send food and other relief materials to Haiti.

The 7.3-magnitude quake which struck Haiti on January 12 has killed more than 170,000 people and 3 million have been affected by the earthquake.


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