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China earthquake and natural disaster donation guide

April 21st, 2010 7 comments

One thing that is constant around the world is the occurrence of natural disasters.  Every occurrence, thousands or millions of peoples lives are affected.  Many die.  Many are left homeless.  Many are seriously injured.  Many are permanently handicapped. Still, many are left without a child or a parent.  Our world is full of disasters, and China has unfortunately had a large share.  Below is a listing of the top ten natural disasters around the world:

Rank Event Location Death Toll (Estimate)
1 1931 China floods China 1,000,000 to 2,500,000
2 1887 Yellow River flood China 900,000 to 2,000,000
3 1556 Shaanxi earthquake Shaanxi, China 830,000
4 1970 Bhola cyclone Bangladesh 500,000
5 1839 India Cyclone India 300,000
6 526 Antioch earthquake Byzantine (Turkey) 250,000 to 300,000
7 1976 Tangshan earthquake Hebei, China 242,419
8 1920 Haiyuan earthquake China 234,117
9 2004 Indonesian Tsunami Southeast Asia 230,210
10 2010 Haiti earthquake Haiti 230,000

(source: Wikipedia.org)


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