Female Officials Make Efforts to Assist in S China Flood Relief

July 4, 2017
By China Women's NewsEditor: Penny Huang

Female senior officials in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region have taken multiple measures and encouraged others in recent days to join local flood-relief efforts.

Affected by the heavy rainfall of the upper reaches of the Zhujiang River, the water levels in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, Liuzhou City in Guangxi have continuously risen and triggered the disaster.

Confronted with the severe situation, Lu Yanyun, vice-secretary of the county's Party committee, instructed Rongshui Women's Federation to organize female volunteers to assist in related rescue work.

Following the initiative, officials set up camp in front of the local public security bureau, providing soldiers and workers with free food and logistics support.

Yao Licui, president of the federation, used popular social media app WeChat to urge groups of officials to voluntarily participate to support the flood control and disaster relief.

Members of Rongshui Able Women Association soon responded to the call and donated supplies including 300 snacks, 20 cartons of drinking water and boxes of instant noodles to the site.

Meanwhile, early on Sunday morning, Xie Xiaomei, 35, a pregnant woman from Datian Village in Anchui Town, was in dire need of being transferred to a county-level hospital for an operation.

Knowing the urgent condition, Zeng Hui, deputy head of the county and director of the Rongshui Public Security Bureau, assigned three fire-fighters and soldiers to escort Xie and medical staff to the hospital.

With their efforts, Xie finally produced a baby boy.

(Source: China Women's News/ Translated and edited by Women of China)

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