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04 May 2016 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No updates)

As of 31 March, there were 91 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016 (28 in January, 45 in February, 18 in March). Compared with the same period of the previous three years (2012 to 2015), the number of dengue cases reported in China has increased in 2016 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

02 May 2016 description

The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.

29 Apr 2016 description
report Voice of America

A year after Nepal’s massive earthquake forced an Everest climbing expedition to withdraw from the mountain, climbers have returned to base camp.

“It’s quiet here; nobody bothers anyone,” Dr. Nima Namgyal Sherpa, an expedition organizer, told VOA's Tibetan service via cellphone. “For me, it is normal business.”

28 Apr 2016 description

Beijing, China | AFP | Thursday 4/28/2016 - 09:01 GMT

by Tom HANCOCK

China's Communist-controlled legislature passed a law imposing new regulations on foreign non-government organisations on Thursday, authorities said.

The measure has provoked an outcry from charities and concerns from foreign governments that it gives police wide-ranging discretionary powers amid a crackdown on civil society in the country.

28 Apr 2016 description
report Xinhua

QUITO, April 27 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government delivered 60 million yuan (about 9.5 million U.S. dollars) worth of humanitarian aid materials to tens of thousands of victims in the deadly earthquake in Ecuador.

Four planeloads of aid arrived at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport of Quito, the capital of Ecuador, Wednesday. One more cargo plane will get to Ecuador Thursday afternoon.

The aid, which consists of 5,400 tents, 9,999 folding beds and other supplies, has been immediately sent to quake-ravaged Manta and will house the homeless for several months.

27 Apr 2016 description
report El Comercio

El primero de los cinco aviones Boeing 747 400 que llegarán al país con donaciones provenientes de China arribó la mañana de este miércoles 27 de abril del 2016, al aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre de Quito, en Tababela. La ayuda humanitaria es equivalente a más de USD 9 millones.

Entre hoy miércoles y mañana llegarán cinco mil carpas y diez mil camas plegables a bordo de estas aeronaves. Los materiales serán enviados a los albergues que se levantan en las zonas afectadas.

27 Apr 2016 description

INDIA

• Severe weather, including heavy rain and extreme high temperatures, has been affecting several parts of the country over the past weeks, causing casualties and damage.

• In the state of Odisha, 30 people are reported to have died as a heatwave continues to worsen, as of 14 April.

• In the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, local media reported at least 15 people dead, thousands affected and several homes damaged due to floods and landslides, as of 25 April.

CHINA

26 Apr 2016 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, April 26 (Xinhua) -- The Red Cross Society of China on Tuesday dispatched a rescue team to Ecuador for earthquake relief.

The team consists of eight members experienced in quake relief operations. They will hand out relief materials to the local people, help them assemble tents and facilities, and provide them life-support training.

After a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit coastal Ecuador on April 16, the Red Cross Society of China immediately offered relief cash of 100,000 U.S.dollars to the affected people.

25 Apr 2016 description
report Xinhua

WUHAN, April 24 (Xinhua) -- Inflow from the upper streams of the Yangtze River has hit an eight-year high, forcing the Three Gorges Dam to discharge more water and brace for floods.

Inflow from the upper streams has been growing since April 16 and shows no sign of relenting, according to a statement from the Three Gorges Corporation.

The dam started to increase discharging water downstream late on Friday, it said.

The water level currently stands at 163.5 meters. The Three Gorges Corporation aims to bring it to 145 meters, a safe level to cope with floods.

25 Apr 2016 description

After the strong earthquake of Ecuador on April 16, there have been more than 500 aftershocks so far. The disaster is very serious and the relief material is scarce. According to the latest urgent need and the changes of disaster of Ecuador, the Chinese government decides to provide emergency humanitarian material assistance to Ecuador, mainly including the badly needed goods such as tent and foldable beds.

25 Apr 2016 description

In order to express the Chinese government and Chinese people's condolence and support for the government and people of Ecuador and to help them carry out the rescue work, Chinese government decided to provide US$2 million in cash as emergency humanitarian aid of earthquake disaster to the government of Ecuador.

23 Apr 2016 description

Between 4 and 12 April 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of China notified WHO of 2 additional imported cases of yellow fever (YF). To date, a total of 11 laboratory-confirmed YF cases imported from Angola have been reported in China.

22 Apr 2016 description

Beijing, China | AFP | Friday 4/22/2016 - 16:10 GMT

At least five people have been killed and dozens injured by storms raging in southwestern China that blew down a market building, state media reported on Friday.

Nearly 115,000 people have been affected by the gales, which have hit eight cities since descending on the region on Sunday, Xinhua said.

Two people were killed and 24 injured when a storm brought down a wholesale market building in Foshan city, Guangdong province, the state media agency said.

21 Apr 2016 description

Since 2016, the Zika Virus has spread in Venezuela explosively and the situation has been severe. Venezuela is in severe short of medical products. To express the Chinese government and its people’s friendship with the government and people of Venezuela and help Venezuela fight against the Zika Virus, the Chinese government launches the work mechanism of emergency humanitarian assistance timely and decides to provide the Venezuela government with a batch of medical products.

20 Apr 2016 description

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 March, there were 91 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016 (28 in January, 45 in February, 18 in March). Compared with the same period of the previous three years (2012 to 2015), the number of dengue cases reported in China has increased in 2016 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

11 Apr 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

April 10, 2016 (JUBA) - The Chinese government has donated 1,700 tons of rice to South Sudan in the wake of the current humanitarian crisis in the world’s youngest nation.

The move, the Chinese ambassador said, will help tackle the deteriorating humanitarian situations in the war-torn nation.

“Rice is the first phase of Chinese donation agreed upon by the two governments in July 2015,” said Ma Qiang, while promising medical aid to the East African country.

10 Apr 2016 description

Between 18 March and 1 April 2016, the National IHR Focal Point of China notified WHO of 8 additional imported cases of yellow fever.

09 Apr 2016 description
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URUGUAY

• Heavy rain has been affecting the western and north-western areas of the country over the last few days causing rivers to overflow.

• Local media reported that at least 32 people have been evacuated in the departments of Salto and Paysandu, as of 8 April.

CHINA

• Severe weather, including heavy rain, strong winds and hail, has been affecting several areas of eastern, south-eastern and north-eastern China over the last days causing casualties and damage.

06 Apr 2016 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (no updates)

There were 3,884 cases of dengue reported in China in 2015, with the majority of cases being reported during September and October. In December, there were 62 dengue cases (with no associated deaths) reported, which was a decrease from 470 cases reported in November, and lower than the number of cases reported in December 2014 (n=180) (Figure 1).

Malaysia

05 Apr 2016 description
report European Union

Summary

In 2015, Member States reported more than 1 820 000 detections of illegal border-crossing along the external borders.

This never-before-seen figure was more than six times the number of detections reported in 2014, which was itself an unprecedented year, with record monthly averages observed since April 2014.