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28 Jun 2017 description

FEATURE Philippines

AFFECTED AREAS Mindanao: Davao del Sur, Lanao del Sur (ARMM), Maguindanao (ARMM), North Cotabato, Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat, Zamboanga del Norte provinces

CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT Conflict, Disaster

FIGURES More than 35,000 new disaster displacements between 3 and 6 June; as many as 389,000 new conflict displacements between 23 May and 14 June; about 2,400 returns between 3 and 13 June

CONTEXT

27 Jun 2017 description

BANGLADESH

On June 13, Bandarban, Chittagong, Rangamati, Khagrachari and Cox’s Bazaar districts suffered from one of the deadliest landslides in Bangladesh history affecting around 80,000 people. The disaster killed an estimated 160 people, including 115 people in Rangamati alone. Emergency shelter and water, sanitation and hygiene services are key priorities according to initial assessment results. The Humanitarian Coordination Task Team is finalizing an inter-agency response plan.

80,000 people affected

CHINA

27 Jun 2017 description
report Radio Free Asia

More than 100 people are still missing and presumed dead in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan after Saturday's massive landslide, with just three people—a couple and their baby—found alive, residents told RFA on Monday.

It was terrible, devastating; I don't know how to describe it," one resident who lives not far from the now-buried Xinmo village in Sichuan's Mao county said.

27 Jun 2017 description
  • Following the landslide that occurred on 24 June in Xinmo Village (Sichuan Province, Southwestern China), ten people have been confirmed dead by the national authorities. Local media, as of 26 June, reported that 93 people have gone missing, around 300 people have been evacuated and 62 houses have been damaged in Xinmo village. The rescue and search team has been ordered to evacuate due to risk of more landslides in the area.

  • Over the next 24 h, no more heavy rain is forecast.

26 Jun 2017 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, June 26 (Xinhua) -- China issued a grade-IV emergency response on Monday following rain, storms and flooding across central China's Hunan Province, which have left six dead and one missing.

The Ministry of Civil Affairs and China National Commission for Disaster Reduction have sent teams to assist in disaster-hit areas.

Since June 22, Hunan has been battered by rain and floods.

By 8 a.m. Monday, six people had died, another one remained missing, and 11,000 had been evacuated to safer places, according to local government.

26 Jun 2017 description

By Sue-Lin Wong

MAO COUNTY, China, June 26 (Reuters) - Frustration grew on Monday among family members of victims of a landslide that buried a mountain village in southwestern China, with some complaining about a lack of information and asking why they had not been moved from an area prone to land slips.

Read more on Reuters

26 Jun 2017 description
report Voice of America

Hopes are fading for dozens of people still missing following a deadly landslide in southwestern China, where 10 bodies have been recovered so far.

Officials say 93 people remain missing after a huge landslide Saturday buried the mountain village of Xinmo in Sichuan province. Provincial officials on Sunday lowered the earlier body count from 15.

As of Sunday night, only three people,a couple and their month-old baby, had been rescued after the wall of rock and debris destroyed at least 40 houses.

25 Jun 2017 description

By Maud Froberg, IFRC

Heavy rains in southern China have caused severe floods and landslides, with hundreds of people missing and many homes damaged or ruined. Over 7.3 million people are affected prompting Red Cross Society of China to launch an emergency operation in affected areas.

In southwestern Sichuan province, a massive landslide inundated the mountain village of Xinmo early on Saturday morning. When dawn broke, 120 people were missing and debris had swamped over 60 homes.

25 Jun 2017 description

◾More than 2500 rescuers are still searching through rubble to find 109 people missing after a landslide devastated Xinmo village in Sichuan province, southwestern China on Saturday morning (local time).

◾At least 24 bodies have been recovered.

25 Jun 2017 description

The Secretary-General is saddened to learn of the loss of life and devastation caused by the mudslides in Maoxin county, Sichuan province, in the People’s Republic of China.

The Secretary-General salutes the efforts of the national relief and recovery teams. The United Nations stands ready to support the authorities in any way it can if needed.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the people and Government of the People's Republic of China and wishes those injured a speedy recovery.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

24 Jun 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

More than 120 people are feared dead after a mountainside collapsed over a village in rural China. After hours of rescue efforts, emergency operations have only found few survivors.

Rescue crews are scrambling Saturday to save villagers trapped under rubble after heavy rain triggered a landslide at the village of Xinmo, located in Maoxian County in Sichuan province.

A couple and a baby were rescued and taken to hospital hours after the disaster. Rescuers have found another survivor but were still trying to reach him.

24 Jun 2017 description

More than 140 people are feared to have been buried in a landslide in Sichuan province in south-western China. About 40 homes were destroyed in Xinmo village in Maoxian county, after the side of a mountain collapsed at about 06:00 local time (22:00 UTC) on 23 June. The police and rescue workers are deployed in the affected area. The landslide had been triggered by recent heavy rains, amplified by a lack of vegetation in the area.

23 Jun 2017 description

Abstract

​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 18 June - 24 June 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, Ebola virus disease, influenza A(H7N9), Legionnaires' disease, poliomyelitis and West Nile fever.

22 Jun 2017 description

La República de China-Taiwán entregó más de 81 000 kg de víveres a la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN), en el marco de la respuesta estatal ante las inundaciones registradas en territorio nacional. Estos insumos serán destinados a aquellas familias damnificadas que se encuentran en el sur del país, y pasarán a complementar la tercera fase de asistencia a los 16 distritos de Ñeembucú, a cargo de personal de la Dirección General de Administración de Emergencias de la institución.

22 Jun 2017 description
report Radio Free Asia

A massive wall of water roared through a village in Tibet’s Sog county at the weekend, washing away several houses and damaging others in an incident local sources blamed on melting glaciers, the village leader told RFA’s Tibetan Service on Tuesday.

The June 16 incident in Sog (in Chinese, Suo) county’s Gyalchen township in the Nagchu (Naqu) prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region has resulted in “major hardships” for residents of the area, Yangphel, chief of Gyalchen’s No. 5 Village, said.

16 Jun 2017 description

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have strong agricultural research systems

16 June 2017, Nanjing, China - With the clock ticking toward the 2030 deadline for meeting the international goals to eradicate hunger and poverty, Ministries of Agriculture in five of the world's most important emerging economies are well positioned to take a leading role in helping to achieve these objectives, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization said today.

13 Jun 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone MERBOK kept moving towards Hong Kong, strengthening. On 12 June afternoon (UTC), it made landfall close to Xichong city as a tropical storm. It then moved over Guangdong province, weakening.

  • Over the next 24 h, it is forecast to weaken and dissipate. Heavy rain and strong winds may however affect the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian and Hong Kong.

  • According to national authorities, as of 13 June at 7.00 (UTC), ten people have been injured and hundreds of flights have been cancelled in Hong Kong.

10 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP IRRM teams completed food distributions in Leer Town, Din Din, Padeah, Loth/Kok, Jiech, Kandak and Luil in Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile states in response to the hunger crisis in South Sudan.

  • During a handover ceremony WFP welcomed the contribution by the People’s Republic of China to provide food assistance to 160,000 people.

  • WFP led a Resilience Theory of Change workshop to strengthen its contribution to resilience in local communities.

Situation Update

08 Jun 2017 description

By: Vivian Tan

On his first visit to Beijing, Filippo Grandi was encouraged by China’s potential to use development projects to address the root causes of displacement.

BEIJING, China, – UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi today highlighted China’s potential to address the root causes of displacement and resolve refugee crises globally through wide-ranging development initiatives.