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Philippines + 8 others
ECHO Factsheet – East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific – August 2014

Key messages

  • The Asia-Pacific region is the most disaster-prone region in the world. The three largest disasters worldwide in the past four years have occurred in East and Southeast Asia.

  • Together with implementing partners, the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) carries out rapid assessments of needs and delivers immediate help to those affected by natural and man-made disasters. In the period 2013-2014, the Commission allocated more than € 90.69 million in humanitarian funding to the region.

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China: Ludian Earthquake Information bulletin n° 3

GLIDE n° EQ-2014-000102-CHN

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) has launched a national appeal. At the same time RCSC will accept direct assistance from abroad to provide support to the affected population. Voluntary contributions towards this earthquake operation can also be channelled through the IFRC’s Long-Term Planning Framework for China.

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Sierra Leone + 2 others
Australia supports Ebola Fight with $1M through World Health Organization

The Government of Australia is providing the sum of One Million United States Dollars through the World Health Organization as additional support to fight the Ebola Virus. This is in addition to an annual 20 million dollars support the Australian Government provides to the WHO for Emergency Health issues.

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Over rough terrain, relief goods arrive in Chinese towns

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ACT Alliance

A fortnight after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit three counties in the hilly southwest of China, and despite heavy aftershocks, ACT Alliance’s Amity Foundation continues its huge effort to deliver relief to residents left with nothing.

Over 600 people died in the August 3 earthquake with 112 still missing. Around the epicentre of the earthquake, over 80,000 houses have collapsed.

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World + 10 others
Asia Pacific Food Price and Policy Monitor, July 2014 - Issue 12

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Regional general price inflation moderated to 5.7 percent in June after reaching 6.1 percent in May. Food price inflation slowed to 4.4 percent from 5 percent during the same period.

  • The benchmark Thai 100% B rice price rose 2.6 percent, but regional rice prices were stable.

  • Wheat prices fell annually by 3.5 percent in South Asia, and 8.2 percent in Pakistan.

  • China expects 122.6 million tonnes of wheat output this year, up 2 percent over last year.

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Specialist teams scale-up efforts to help earthquake survivors in Yunnan, China

By Kevin Xia, IFRC

Li Xuanmei, a 60-year-old farmer from Hulukou Village, was lucky to survive the 6.5-magnitude Yunnan earthquake, which left more than 600 dead and damaged or destroyed over 66,000 homes in China’s southwest province. Her house in Hulukou Village did not fare so well. It was damaged beyond repair and she and her husband and their granddaughter resorted to sleeping on a plank bed with a waterproof tarpaulin for a roof.

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Ludian Earthquake - Update August 18, 2014

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Amity Foundation

August 18

As Amity’s relief work continues, another earthquake with the magnitude of 5.1 occurred in Yongshan County within the Zhaotong Prefecture on August 17. Amity staff, who are working in the adjacent county Ludian, reported that the earthquake was clearly obvious. Fourteen people are reported being injured. Houses are collapsed and infrastructure is severely damaged. Amity will also give attention to the future development in Yongshan.

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Australia + 10 others
Immigration Detention and Community Statistics Summary - 30 June 2014

About this report

This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Offshore Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.

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Nepal + 5 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (12 - 18 August 2014)

The Government of Nepal is leading the response. Humanitarian partners have strengthened their presence on the ground to support the delivery of food, water and medication.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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China quake relief donations surpass 40 mln USD: RCSC

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Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) received donations worth more than 250 million yuan (40.7 million U.S. dollars) for Ludian quake relief as of Thursday, a RCSC official said on Friday.

According to Zhao Baige, RCSC's executive vice president, the donations include about 178 million yuan in cash and about 72 million yuan worth of goods.

Nearly 40 percent of the donations have been channeled to the quake-hit region. They include 33.7 million yuan in cash and 63.4 million yuan worth of materials.

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20 injured in SW China earthquake

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Xinhua

KUNMING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Twenty people were injured after an earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted Yongshan County in southwest China's Yunnan Province at 6:07 a.m. on Sunday, local authorities said.

Nine of them were slightly injured. Of the 11 who had been sent to county hospitals for medical treatment, five had been discharged, according to a latest statement of the county government.

The epicenter was in Wuji Township, 21 kilometers from the county seat. The source of the quake was 7 km deep.

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Nursing advice booklets distributed to China quake victims

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Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- The China Disabled Persons' Federation (CDPF) on Thursday delivered 3,000 booklets featuring rehabilitation and nursing know-how to Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province, which was hit by a 6.5-magnitude earthquake earlier this month.

The booklets have already reached the hands of injured quake victims and their families, according to the CDPF.

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Cash donations to quake-battered Yunnan reach 87 mln dollars

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Xinhua

KUNMING, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Southwest China's Yunnan Province has received more than 538 million yuan (87 million U.S. dollars) in cash donations as of Tuesday, nine days after a 6.5-Magnitude earthquake shook the province's Ludian County.

Additionally, donations of food, clothing and other relief materials were valued at 162 million yuan (26 million U.S. dollars), the provincial civil affairs bureau said in a press release Tuesday.

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Nine killed in S China floods

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Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Floods and landslides caused by heavy rains have led to nine deaths and forced more than 33,000 people to relocate as of Thursday morning.

Since Monday, rainstorms have been battering the provinces of Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, affecting over 330,000 people, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

Seven deaths were reported in Jiangxi and two in Fujian.

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ACT Alliance Preliminary Appeal: Response to Ludian Earthquake, China

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ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$681,473

Balance Requested: US$681,473

Geneva, 14 August 2014 Dear Colleagues,

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N. China province suffers worst drought in 63 years

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Xinhua

SHENYANG, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- North China's Liaoning Province is suffering the harshest drought in 63 years, and things could get worse.

Since July, the province has received the least precipitation since meteorological records began in 1951, the provincial meteorological bureau said in a statement.

The lingering drought has affected a majority of the province,devastating 2 million hectares of crops. The drought may affect more crops with forecasts predicting less-than-normal rainfall for the remainder of August, the statement said.

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World + 1 other
Disaster-prone APEC economies step up risk-reduction

Issued by the 8th APEC Senior Disaster Management Officials' Forum

Beijing, 14 August 2014 – Senior Disaster management officials from APEC economies, meeting in Beijing in the aftermath of the Ludian Earthquake in Southwest China, have detailed new far-reaching measures to strengthen relief and risk reduction capabilities across the Asia-Pacific, the world’s most disaster-prone region.

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation:

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