Beijing, China | AFP | Saturday 7/23/2016 - 12:00 GMT
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Anger erupted on Saturday over floods in northern China that left more than 200 people dead or missing, with media and Internet users accusing officials of negligence.
Severe weather, including heavy rain, thunderstorms and hail, has continued to affect several areas of the country over the past month causing more floods and landslides. Approx. 168 mm of rain in 24 h were recorded in Tai Shan city (Shandong province) over 21 - 22 July.
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In Angola, as of 15 July 2016 a total of 3682 suspected cases have been reported, of which 877 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 361, of which 117 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all 18 provinces and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 79 of 125 reporting districts.
SHENYANG, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Northeast China's Liaoning Province is experiencing its strongest rainfall of the year.
Average precipitation in Liaoning reached 69 mm as of 3 p.m. Thursday, with 391 mm recorded in Suizhong County, according to the provincial weather bureau
Cities including Benxi, Dandong, Anshan and Fushun in the eastern part of the province are expected to see heavy storms in the night.
The provincial weather bureau issued three red alerts for rain early Thursday morning.
BEIJING, July 22 (Xinhua) -- China issued a grade-IV emergency response on Friday following rainstorms and flooding across central China's Henan Province, which have left 15 people dead.
The Ministry of Civil Affairs and the China National Commission for Disaster Reduction have sent teams to assist relief work on the ground.
Since July 18, Henan has been battered by rain and floods. By 7 a.m. Friday, 15 people had died, eight others remained missing, and 72,000 had been evacuated to safer places, according to local government.
Beijing, China | Thursday 7/21/2016 - 08:47 GMT
Torrential rain lashing northern China in recent days has left nearly 100 people dead or missing, official figures showed.
At least 24 people in the provinces of Hebei, which surrounds Beijing, Shanxi, Henan and Shaanxi have been confirmed dead in a rainstorm that has been pounding the region since Monday, according to figures from the civil affairs ministry.
Hebei was the worst hit, with 14 dead and 72 missing, it said in a statement late Wednesday.
YINCHUAN, July 20 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping has urged all-out efforts to control and fight floods, stressing that people's safety should be the top priority.
Heavy rain has battered China since June and is expected to batter more regions.
While inspecting northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Xi said at a symposium that Communist Party of China committees and governments at various levels should strengthen leadership over flood control and relief work.
Beijing, China | AFP | Wednesday 7/20/2016 - 09:39 GMT |
At least one person was killed and 34 missing as torrential rain pounded northern China, state media reported Wednesday.
Heavy downpours struck Hebei province which surrounds Beijing, causing all major rivers to breach their banks and damaging 11 dams and two hydropower stations, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
Nearly 68,000 residents had been relocated as the provincial land resources bureau warned of flooding, landslides and mountain torrents, it said.
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• Severe weather, including heavy rain, thunderstorms, hail and TC NEPARTAK, has continued to affect several areas of the country over the past month causing more floods and landslides.
• According to national authorities, as of 19 July, the death toll due to the recent floods and landslides, has reached 295 people, 47 are still missing, over 499 200 have been evacuated and over 536 500 buildings have been partially damaged or destroyed in several provinces of the country.
The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.
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FUZHOU, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Nepartak has left 83 people dead and 19 missing in Fuzhou, capital of east China's Fujian Province as of Sunday noon, provincial authorities said.
The worst-hit Minqing County in Fuzhou has reported 73 deaths, with another 17 still missing.
Typhoon Nepartak, the first to hit this year, made landfall in Fujian Province on July 9.
Six richest countries host less than 9% of refugees – Oxfam
The six wealthiest countries – which make up more than half the global economy - host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees while poorer countries are shouldering most of the responsibility, Oxfam said today.
While Germany has recently welcomed far more refugees than the other richest nations, there remains a major gap with poorer countries hosting the vast majority of refugees.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health prefessionals on active public health threts. This issue covers the period 10-16 July 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, polio, West Nile virus, MERS, and yellow fever in Angola.
In Angola, as of 8 July 2016 a total of 3625 suspected cases have been reported, of which 876 are confirmed. The total number of reported deaths is 357, of which 117 were reported among confirmed cases. Suspected cases have been reported in all 18 provinces and confirmed cases have been reported in 16 of 18 provinces and 80 of 125 reporting districts.
BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhua) -- China said Thursday it will "prepare for the worst and strive for the best" after more than 200 people died following floods across the country.
"Although the water levels in middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River are slowly dropping, most are still above warning levels," Zhang Jiatuan, a spokesperson for the Office of State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, told reporters.
Beijing, China | AFP | Thursday 7/14/2016 - 16:26 GMT
A tropical storm in China has left 69 people dead, reports said Thursday, after it lashed Taiwan with typhoon-grade winds and rain.
Super Typhoon Nepartak brought chaos to Taiwan last week, forcing more than 15,000 people to flee their homes as part of the island saw its strongest winds in over a century.
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As of 13 June 2016, there were 154 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is higher than the number of cases reported in same period of the previous four years (2012-2015) (Figure 1).