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29 Jun 2016 description
report Macau Red Cross

A few days ago, extreme weather devastated Yancheng Funing and Sheyang county of Jiangsu Province by thunderstorms, torrential rain, hail and gale, and deadly tornado swept in some other areas in the province. Macau Red Cross (MRC) is highly concerned with the severity of damages, and promptly allocated RMB100,000 from the Disaster Relief Fund which is to be used for emergency relief purposes.

29 Jun 2016 description
report Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

CHONGQING, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Relentless rain continued to wreak havoc in several southern Chinese provinces Tuesday, disrupting train services, flooding highways and forcing thousands of people to evacuate their inundated homes.

Two rail routes in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, linking the southwestern provinces of Sichuan and Guizhou, were impassable affecting more than 50 passenger trains, railway authorities said.

29 Jun 2016 description
report Xinhua

GUIYANG, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Two people are dead and another is missing after a rainstorm pounded a county in southwest China's Guizhou Province from Monday evening to Tuesday morning.

The county seat of Zhijin was inundated by rain-triggered floods. Power supply, traffic and communication in the county have been disrupted, according to the local publicity department.

As of 11:44 a.m. on Tuesday, 8,685 residents have been relocated to safe places. The storm flooded 783 homes and damaged 18,355 mu (1,223.7 hectares) of crops.

28 Jun 2016 description

On 28 June 2016, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China, as part of the Sharing and Learning on Community Based Disaster Management in Asia Project (CBDM Asia Phase II), co-hosted an Experience Sharing Workshop on Community Disaster Reduction and Relief in Chengdu, China.

28 Jun 2016 description

On 23 June 2016, the unveiling ceremony of the National Reference Laboratory for Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers and National Training Center for Viral Detection and Biosafety of Sierra Leone was held at the Sierra Leone-China Friendship Biosafety Laboratory in Freetown. H. E. Mr. Zhao Yanbo, Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Hon. Dr. Abubakarr Fofanah, Minister of Health and Sanitation of Sierra Leone, Dr. Gao Fu, Deputy Director-General of China Center for Disease Control and Prevention and other guests attended the event.

26 Jun 2016 description

By Shu Liu and Wuyang Peng, IFRC

A powerful tornado accompanied by torrential rain and hailstorms ripped through several cities in Jiangsu Province in the east of China.

The storm, which struck last Thursday afternoon, caused at least 98 deaths and injured more than 800 people. Two hundred people remain in a critical condition.

The Red Cross Society of China Jiangsu Branch immediately sent 500 tents, 1,000 family kits and 3,000 jackets from its warehouses in Shanghai and Hangzhou to support relief efforts in Funing County, the worst affected area.

26 Jun 2016 description
report Xinhua

NANJING, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of rescuers and emergency workers have been saving lives and restoring order to counties in east China's Jiangsu Province after a fierce tornado killed 98 people and left 846 injured.

A powerful tornado and hailstorm pummelled through farmland and factories in the Yancheng City of Jiangsu on Thursday afternoon.

By Saturday, a total of 744 people remain hospitalized and 102 people have been discharged after treatment. About 20 of the injured are in critical conditions, local rescue headquarters said.

25 Jun 2016 description

SITUATION

• Severe weather, including heavy rain, hail and a tornado, affected several parts of the country over the past few weeks causing widespread damage and casualties.

• National authorities report around 150 people dead, most of which in the province of Jiangsu, at least 1 000 injured, 15 missing, 385 000 evacuated and over 47 000 homes partially or fully damaged, as of 24 June, in the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan, Sichuan, Shaanxi, Chongqing, Hubei, Beijing and Hebei.

24 Jun 2016 description

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 19-25 June 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, public health risks associated with refugee movements, Zika virus, yellow fever and West Nile fever.

24 Jun 2016 description
  • Severe weather, including heavy rain, hail and a tornado, affected the province of Jiangsu on 23 June causing widespread damage and casualties.
  • Local media report at least 98 people dead, at least 800 injured and hundreds of homes damaged across the province, as of 24 June early morning (UTC). Over the past weeks heavy rain has been affecting several provinces of the country, including the province of Jiangsu, causing deaths and damage.
24 Jun 2016 description
report Xinhua

President Xi Jinping has ordered all-out rescue efforts and the prioritization of life-saving measures, after at least 98 people were confirmed killed in one of the deadliest natural disasters to hit east China’s Jiangsu province in decades. On June 23, downpours, hailstorms and the worst tornado since 1966 battered parts of Yancheng City at 2:30 pm, destroying homes and trapping hundreds of villagers in the rubble.

24 Jun 2016 description

Yancheng, China | AFP | Friday 6/24/2016 - 02:08 GMT

ADDS CHEMICAL WAREHOUSE

by Albee ZHANG

Survivors scrabbled through the rubble of their homes Friday after hurricane-force winds and a tornado left at least 98 dead in China, with hundreds more injured.

Whole villages were levelled and huge trees felled when winds of up to 125 kilometres (77 miles) per hour struck around Yancheng city in the eastern province of Jiangsu on Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency said.

23 Jun 2016 description

SUMMARY

 In Angola the total number of notified cases has increased since early 2016. As of 17 June 2016 a total of 3294 suspected cases have been reported, of which 861 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 347, of which 115 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all provinces, and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 79 of 123 reporting districts.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • In May, WFP assisted more than 256,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kachin, northern Shan and Rakhine States.

  • Temporary displacements have been generated by security threats, elevated tension and sporadic armed clashes in Kachin and Shan States. Although initial observation suggests immediate public donations have been sufficient, displaced families may face crop loss if they miss the harvest season.

Operational Updates

23 Jun 2016 description

Over the long term, pressures on food and nutrition security in Asia and the Pacific are likely to intensify due to changing demographic and consumption patterns.

The Asia and the Pacific is one of the world’s most dynamic regions, where rapid transformations make it necessary to rethink strategies for food and nutrition security.

22 Jun 2016 description
report IRIN

Exile arrivals in India have plummeted from 3,320 in 2005 to just six so far this year

By Saransh Sehgal

As Chinese border guards searched the cargo truck he was hiding in, Yonten’s heart began to race. If they discovered him among the boxes, his attempt to escape Tibet would be over and he would end up in prison instead of India.

20 Jun 2016 description
report Xinhua

Vice-Premier Wang Yang has called for intensified efforts to prevent flood and mitigate loss from possible flood disasters, while warning about possible basin-wide floods this year.

He made the remarks during an inspection tour in central China’s Anhui province on June 18.

Affected by super El Nino, China would face very complicated weather conditions and there is a relatively high possibility of basin-wide floods occurring this year in the country, said Wang.

20 Jun 2016 description

Reports of human trafficking are emerging from camps of internally displaced persons (IDPs), situated within KIA controlled territory along the Myanmar – China border, as some IDPs make the journey into China in search of employment to resolve their livelihood woes.

The IDPs, who fall victim to human traffickers, make the risky journey into China driven by a lack of food rations within their IDP camp; in order to put their children through education; and to accumulate money for potential medical expenses, it is known.