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25 Nov 2014 description

Pékin, Chine | AFP | Tuesday 11/25/2014 - 16:08 GMT

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck China's southwestern province of Sichuan on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake hit 25 kilometres (15 miles) northwest of the city of Kangding in the mountainous west of the province at 11:19 pm (1519 GMT) at a depth of 11 kilometres, the USGS reported.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The China Earth Networks Centre measured the quake at 5.8 and at a depth of 16 kilometres.

25 Nov 2014 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Finance Ministry announced Monday that the central government had budgeted an emergency relief fund of 50 million yuan (8.14 million U.S. dollars) for those affected by an earthquake in Kangding County, Sichuan Province.

The money will be used for emergency evacuation and settlement initiatives, as well as allowances and compensation for locals. It will also assist with reconstruction of damaged homes, a ministry statement said.

Five people were killed and 54 others injured after the 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit the county on Saturday.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING — China unveiled a three-year reconstruction plan for a quake zone in southwest Yunnan on Nov 23, promising to improve living conditions and economic development.

The reconstruction plan was adopted at an executive meeting of the State Council on Oct 24, two months after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Ludian county on Aug 3.

The earthquake killed more than 600 people and destroyed about 80,000 homes.

24 Nov 2014 description

CHINA

Five people were killed and 54 others injured after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in China's Sichuan Province on 22 Nov, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. A total of 25,000 houses were damaged, affecting about 79,500 people and forcing 6,200 to relocate, according to local authorities. Among the 43 injured, six were in critical condition and another five suffering severe injuries. Eleven medical teams have reached the quake zone, and nearly 10,000 medical and epidemic prevention personnel joined the rescue efforts.

24 Nov 2014 description

Khartoum, Nov. 23 (SUNA) The Minister of Labor and Administrative Reform, Ishraqa Sayed Mahmoud, has appreciated the support of 13 million dollars provided by China for the rehabilitation of the Friendship Vocational Training Center in Umdorman city.

This came during her visit to the center, in the presence of Engineer Salih Imam Al-Awad, the Director of the Chinese Center in Sudan and Engineer Jin Shu Ha, the Senior Maintenance Engineer, who they briefed the minister in details on the progress of work in the center that was completed by 73%.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Times of India

Saibal Dasgupta,TNN | Nov 24, 2014, 01.24 AM IST

BEIJING: China has announced that it has completed a major hydropower dam on the Brahmaputra, called Yarlung Zangbo, in Tibet. The dam is bound to enhance fears in India and Bangladesh about flash floods and related risks like landslides involving lives of millions of people downstream.

24 Nov 2014 description
report World Bank

NEW YORK CITY, November 21, 2014 - A major new partnership between the World Bank Group and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves will work to spur a transition to clean cooking for 100 million households, which still use inefficient cookstoves and solid fuels for cooking.

23 Nov 2014 description
report Xinhua

CHENGDU, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Five people were killed and 54 others injured after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit a heavily Tibetan region of southwest China's Sichuan Province on Saturday.

The quake struck at 4:55 p.m. Saturday, with the epicenter measured at the Tagong Prairie, Kangding County, in the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

A total of 25,000 houses were damaged, affecting about 79,500 people and forcing 6,200 to relocate, according to the Garze prefecture government.

23 Nov 2014 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- Chinese leaders have urged all-out rescue efforts after a 6.3-magnitude quake hit the Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

The provincial and civil affairs authorities must be swift in organizing rescue and relief work and do their best to minimize casualties, said President Xi Jinping, who was visiting Fiji.

Two people had been confirmed dead and another 54 injured as of 6:30 a.m. Sunday after the earthquake hit Kangding County of Garze at 4:55 p.m. Saturday.

23 Nov 2014 description
report Xinhua

CHENGDU, Nov. 23 (Xinhua) -- The death toll of a 6.3-magnitude earthquake which hit Kangding County in southwest China's Sichuan Province had risen to four as of 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

The quake struck at 4:55 p.m. Saturday, with its epicenter in Tagong Town, Kangding, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garze, about 37 km from the county seat, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

22 Nov 2014 description

Beijing, China | AFP | Saturday 11/22/2014 - 17:48 GMT

A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck China's southwestern province of Sichuan on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, with Chinese state media reporting two people were killed and 60 others injured.

The tremor shook buildings sending panicked residents scurrying for cover, but no major damage was immediately reported.

The quake struck 39 kilometres (24 miles) northwest of Kangding in the mountainous west of the province at 4:55 pm local time (0855 GMT) at a depth of 14 kilometres, the USGS said.

22 Nov 2014 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- China's largest health rescue overseas has completed, with nine passenger planes and freighters uniting efforts in Ebola-hit countries, according to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

Between Aug. 10 to Nov. 16, the CAAC dispatched nine aircraft from domestic airlines including China Eastern Airlines and China Cargo Airlines to transport 282 medical staff and 767 tonnes of medical materials to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, CAAC deputy director Wang Zhiqing said on Wednesday.

22 Nov 2014 description
report Xinhua

CONAKRY, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- China has offered Guinea additional aid of 5 million U.S. dollars to help in the fight against Ebola outbreak, an official source has said.

An agreement in this regard was signed on Wednesday in Conakry by Chinese ambassador to Guinea Bian Jianqiang and Guinea's International Cooperation Minister Moustapha Koutoubou Sanoh.

21 Nov 2014 description

On 13 November, 2014, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo launched the anti-Ebola public health training programme at the National Library of Sierra Leone. Ms. Madina Rahman, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Mr. Franklyn Gibson, Mayor of Freetown and Mr. Liang Xiaofeng, Deputy Director General of China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) attended the ceremony.

19 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 19 novembre 2014 – La lenteur des progrès dans l’assainissement et la pratique courante de la défécation à l’air libre par des millions de personnes du monde entier continuent de poser un danger pour les enfants et leurs communautés, a averti l’UNICEF à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale des toilettes.

19 Nov 2014 description

Floods in the past decade have been more frequent and more intense. They have become the result of greater interaction between human society and the natural environment, exacerbated by urbanization and climate change.

19 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

NUEVA YORK, 19 de noviembre de 2014 – La lentitud del progreso mundial en materia de saneamiento, así como la práctica profundamente arraigada de la defecación al aire libre por parte de millones de personas, siguen constituyendo graves peligros para los niños y sus comunidades, advirtió UNICEF con ocasión del Día Mundial del Retrete.

18 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK/LEIDEN, 18 November 2014 – To mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, IKEA Foundation is boosting its commitment to children with six new grants to UNICEF, amounting to US $31.5 million (€24.9 million).

The new grants will focus on reaching the most marginalized and disadvantaged children living in poor communities and in strengthening UNICEF’s response in emergency and conflict situations.

18 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Free Asia

Poor conditions at a government social shelter in southern Thailand have forced more than 100 Uyghurs to escape after nearly eight months of detention in the Southeast Asian nation to which they had fled from northwestern China’s restive Xinjiang region, an escapee said.

The mostly women and children who escaped in early November were part of more than 300 Uyghurs discovered during a raid on a suspected people-smuggling camp in a rubber plantation in Thailand’s Songkhla province near the border with Malaysia.

18 Nov 2014 description
report Xinhua

English.news.cn | 2014-11-18 09:26:25 | Editor: Yang Yi

ABUJA, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese government has donated materials and financial aid totaling 1.6 million U.S. dollars to assist Nigeria's campaign to prevent the deadly Ebola Virus disease, which the country has defeated. These materials, presented Monday by China's Ambassador to Nigeria Gu Xiaojie to Nigeria's Minister of State for Health Khaliru Alhassan and some other officials of the Ministry of Health, included body scanners, thermometers and personal protective gears.