Considering that youths make up 70 percent of El Salvador population, an analysis of the number of homicides by age concludes that this "epidemic" is mostly against children and youth, particularly males. According to the United Nations Development Program, close to 90 percent of these cases remain unsolved. This is true of the [Julio Edgardo Rodriquez Ramirez] case, as the perpetrators disappeared without any witness to identify them.In the two months since the May 12 earthquake in central China, Mennonite Central Committee and Mennonite Partners in China (MPC) have jointly provided $80,000 to support the relief work of churches in Sichuan and $20,000 to support the relief work of the Amity Foundation, a Chinese humanitarian organization. Pictured, volunteers unload rice at a church in Anxian county in Sichuan province. Despite their small numbers, local Chinese churches have been instrumental in the relief effort, acting as distribution points for supplies and staging grounds for relief convoys.