More than 300
people, from an infant who is only about 40 days old to a 95-year-old
senior citizen, who have been transferred to a relocation site to escape
the floods are enjoying life at their temporary “home” in No.168 Middle
School in Hefei Economic and Technological Development Zone in Hefei,
capital of east China’s Anhui province.
More than 400
young volunteers from all walks of life have worked in shifts to take
care of these residents, reassuring everyone at the “home” with their
nursery has been set up for babies, while senior citizens are being
taken care of by special volunteers. These relocated citizens are also
able to enjoy various forms of entertainment, including movies, every
has a pleasant environment and meals that suit my taste. The volunteers
are very patient with us. We feel happy about everything here,” said Hu
Yiling, a 95-year-old lady who is also the oldest resident at the
necessities ranging from small articles like toothpicks, toothbrushes
and towels to household appliances such as washing machines,
refrigerators, and dryers, the relocation site has also prepared various
articles for certain groups of people.
prepared things like electric razors, stationery, wheelchairs, and
pedestal pans for people with special needs,” said He Guo, deputy
director of the emergency department of the Hefei Economic and
Technological Development Zone.
series of “customized” services has been provided for senior citizens
and the disabled, ensuring their health with one-on-one services that
are available 24 hours a day.
In fact, Hefei
has set up collective relocation sites in multiple schools with
relatively good facilities and dispatched a total of 107 medical teams
to these sites to ensure that all the people in these temporary “homes”
are being well-fed, well taken care of, and have access to medical
As of 6 p.m.
on July 28, the city had established 109 relocation sites for people
affected by the flood season, transferred 218,000 people to safe
locations, arranged relocation sites for 40,000 people, and were taking
9,110 people to collective settlement.