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30 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

  • The pace of general and food inflation in the region slowed in May increasing 2.7 and 2.5 percent, respectively.

  • In Afghanistan, greater internal displacements of food insecure populations are expected in the coming winter because of insufficient food availability and barriers to food access.

  • Stabilization policy efforts in India continue to mitigate the price volatility of vegetables, in particular for onion and potato.

30 Jun 2015 description
report European Union
  1. The EU and China (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Two Sides’) recognise their critical roles in combating global climate change, one of the greatest threats facing humanity. The seriousness of the challenge calls upon the two sides to work constructively together for the common good, in the context of sustainable economic and social development.

29 Jun 2015 description
report Xinhua

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HEFEI, June 29 (Xinhua) -- Two people have died and five remain missing after heavy rain caused floods and landslides in Anhui Province, east China, over the weekend.

Six people were swept away by flood waters in Jinzhai County, according to a statement from the county's flood control and drought relief headquarters. Rescuers found one body on Sunday afternoon.

On Monday morning, another body was found in a house that had been buried by a rain-triggered landslide.

28 Jun 2015 description
report Xinhua

HEFEI/NANJING, June 27 (Xinhua) -- Heavy rain swept east China's Anhui and Jiangsu provinces on Friday and Saturday, swelling rivers and reservoirs and triggering a flood alert.

From 6 a.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday, strong rain hit Anhui, with more than 50 monitoring sites reporting precipitation of 100 mm or more. Some 250 reservoirs were swollen, said the provincial flood control headquarters.

26 Jun 2015 description
report Xinhua

KATHMANDU, June 25 (Xinhua) -- China and India Thursday agreed to coordinate in implementing plans to help Nepal in its rehabilitation and reconstruction.

During their meeting here on the sidelines of the International Conference on Nepal's Reconstruction, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj discussed the possibility of carrying out a trilateral cooperation of China, India and Nepal on economic and trade relations.

26 Jun 2015 description
report Xinhua

KATHMANDU, June 25 (Xinhua) -- China said on Thursday that it would offer 3 billion Chinese yuan (483 million U.S. dollars) to help quake-stricken Nepal in rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the announcement as part of a package of aid plans to Nepal at an international conference on Nepal's reconstruction.

25 Jun 2015 description

U.S.A. - Severe weather
• Severe weather, including thunderstorms, strong winds, heavy rain, hail and tornadoes affected several areas of Midwest and Mid-Atlantic United States on 21-23 June. Several tornadoes were reported in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Kansas and Michigan on 22 June.
• According to media (as of 23 June), seven people were injured and several damages occurred, mostly in the area of Coal City in northern Illinois.

25 Jun 2015 description
report Xinhua

GUIYANG/CHANGSHA, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Torrential rain in central and southwest China over the weekend has left seven people dead and thousands displaced, the local governments said.

In Guizhou Province, landslides killed four and two died when a building collapsed. As of Tuesday, about 150,000 residents from 21 counties in the province had been affected by the storms and floods, 4,500 had been relocated and another 4,200 are in need of government assistance.

25 Jun 2015 description
report Xinhua

HANGZHOU, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 4,000 people were evacuated as rainstorms lashed parts of east China's Zhejiang Province, local authorities said on Wednesday.

Heavy rain began to hit Lin'an City Tuesday afternoon. Several township were flooded, but no casualties have been reported.

The maximum rainfall in the city's Changhua Township reached 115.5 mm at 11 p.m. Tuesday. More than 3,830 people in the township were evacuated while more than 70 houses, 82 km of roads and 30 vehicles were damaged.

25 Jun 2015 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Kujira has affected 193,000 people in south China's Hainan Province as torrential rain damaged crops and caused economic losses, Chinese flood control and drought relief authorities said Wednesday.

Some 111,000 mu (7,400 hectares) of crops were damaged by heavy rain brought by the typhoon, causing economic losses worth 88 million yuan (14.4 million U.S. dollars) in Hainan as of Wednesday, according to the Office of the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters.

24 Jun 2015 description

KUJIRA made landfall in Wanning city, south-east Hainan province, on 22 June, 18.50 local time (10.50 UTC), as a Tropical Storm. It then moved north-west over the island of Hainan. It affected the island with strong winds and heavy rainfall (247mm/24h in southern Hainan on 22 June). Authorities had previously evacuated nearly 40 000 people for precautionary reasons.

23 Jun 2015 description

SITUATION

• KUJIRA made landfall in Wanning city, southeast Hainan province, on 22 June, 18.50 local time (10.50 UTC), as a Tropical Storm. It then moved north-west over the island of Hainan. It affected the island with strong winds and heavy rainfall. Authorities had previously evacuated nearly 40 000 people for precautionary reasons.

• On 23 June, at 6.00 UTC, KUJIRA's centre was located approx. 120km from Quang Ninh, north-eastern Vietnam with maximum sustained winds of 65km/h.

21 Jun 2015 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Rainstorms in south China since Tuesday had left 18 people dead and four missing as of 9 a.m. on Friday, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

The storms have brought floods and landslides to the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Guizhou, and Chongqing municipality.

One person in Anhui was killed by a lightning strike, three in Chongqing drowned and two buried by mudslides, while two in Guizhou were killed in building collapses.

19 Jun 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An estimated 230,000 people remain displaced in Kachin, Rakhine, and northern Shan due to conflict and inter-communal violence

  • USAID/OFDA provides nearly $3 million in additional funding to support humanitarian operations in Burma

  • USAID/FFP commits an additional $4.5 million to provide food assistance in Kachin, Rakhine, and northern Shan

18 Jun 2015 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, June 14 (Xinhua) -- As one of the countries which suffers most from natural disasters, China has improved greatly its ability to deal with natural disasters and post-disaster reconstruction.

Having witnessed two of the gravest earthquakes in China over the last decade, China's southwestern Sichuan Province has now successfully rebuilt towns shattered by natural catastrophes and provided disaster survivors with better homes.

18 Jun 2015 description
report Xinhua

SHANGHAI, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Parts of Shanghai and east China's Jiangsu Province have been submerged under water after heavy downpours that started on Tuesday.

More than 20 roads in the city are covered by 10 to 20 centimeters of floodwater and a dozen residential areas are in five to ten centimeters as precipitation in parts of the city exceeded 200 millimeters on Wednesday.

18 Jun 2015 description
report Xinhua

NANNING, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Elderly-care is in the spotlight this week after old people were left stranded by floods in south China, leaving at least one missing and dozens waiting hours to be rescued.

When the heaviest rain storm in six decades hit Dahua County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on Sunday afternoon, Lan Yunle, 67, and his elderly mother had to climb onto the roof of their two-story home.

"The rain came so suddenly," said Lan. "Within 20 minutes, our ground floor was inundated."