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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.

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.

17 Nov 2014 description

Monrovia, Liberia | 17/11/2014 - 03:42 GMT

par Zoom DOSSO

Cent soixante personnels de santé chinois sont arrivés au Liberia, un renfort important dans la mobilisation internationale contre l'épidémie d'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest où le Mali, dernier pays touché, lutte pour endiguer toute propagation du virus.

17 Nov 2014 description

On Nov.6,the public welfare project on tropical cyclone remote sensing monitoring and analysis technology which undertook by National Satellite Meteorological Center has passed the certification. Experts from Department of Science & Technology and Climate Change of CMA, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Science, Guangdong meteorological observatory and other units attended the meeting.

16 Nov 2014 description

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | Sunday 16/11/2014 - 15:05 GMT

A contingent of 160 Chinese healthcare workers has arrived in Liberia to staff a $41 million Ebola treatment unit in the country the hardest-hit by the deadly virus, the Chinese embassy said Sunday.

Many of the doctors, epidemiologists and nurses who will work in the unit previously helped tackle the SARS epidemic in Asia, it said in a statement.

"They experienced SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). They are very knowledgeable in this area," ambassador Zhang Yue said.

14 Nov 2014 description

Robert T. Perry, MD1, Marta Gacic-Dobo, MSc1, Alya Dabbagh, PhD1, Mick N. Mulders, PhD1, Peter M. Strebel, MBChB1, Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele, MD1, Paul A. Rota, PhD2, James L. Goodson, MPH3 (Author affiliations at end of text)

12 Nov 2014 description

Beijing, China, 12 November 2014

  1. The United States of America and the People’s Republic of China have a critical role to play 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.

06 Nov 2014 description
report Xinhua

English.news.cn | 2014-11-05 21:57:30 | Editor: Fu Peng

BEIJING, Nov. 5 (Xinhua) -- China plans to send over 1,000 medical workers and experts to West Africa in the coming months in its latest bid to aid African countries' fight against the Ebola virus.

A team of 12 public health trainers will leave for Sierra Leone on Sunday, according to a document issued at a conference on the aid programs held by the National Health and Family Planning Commission on Wednesday.

05 Nov 2014 description

By Andy McElroy

INCHEON, 5 November 2014 – Forty city officials from China, Japan and Republic of Korea today joined in a toast “to work towards zero casualties from disasters” as the countdown continues to the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in Sendai, Japan, next March.

04 Nov 2014 description

UN-SPIDER at a glance

UN-SPIDER works with partners on Earth observation for disaster risk reduction
UN-SPIDER participates in 3rd High Level Forum of UN Committee of Experts on Geospatial Information
UNGA Fourth Committee discusses UN-SPIDER programme
Bhutan: Project for stronger disaster response and recovery preparedness
Data application of the month

October Data application of the month: Measuring soil moisture
News from our Regional Support Offices

03 Nov 2014 description

CONGO BRAZZAVILLE, (CONGOSITE) - L’ambassadeur de la République populaire de Chine en République du Congo, Guan Jian, a remis le 1er novembre dernier au gouvernement congolais, du matériel d’une valeur d’environ 432 millions de francs CFA, destiné à la lutte contre la fièvre hémorragique à virus Ebola.

Réceptionnant ce don à l’aéroport international Maya-Maya de Brazzaville, le ministre congolais de la santé et de la population, François Ibovi a salué le geste du gouvernement chinois et souligné l’excellence de la coopération entre les deux pays.

03 Nov 2014 description

Spokesman of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce Sun Jiwen made a comment on October 31 on implementing the third round of material assistance with a value of 200 million yuan announced by President Xi Jinping to help African countries fight against the Ebola epidemic.

02 Nov 2014 description

After a rainy season lull, South Sudan’s warring parties are preparing for major offensives with the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) this week launching attacks on Bentiu, capital of oil-producing Unity state (see our recent Conflict Alert). Hardliners in the government and the SPLA-IO appear determined to settle the conflict through war.

02 Nov 2014 description
report Xinhua

KUNMING, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers have found two bodies and are rushing to find another seven buried following a rain-triggered landslide Tuesday in southwest China's Yunnan Province, local authorities said Thursday.

Nine people were buried as the disaster hit Xiaoxin Village in Dongchuan District of the provincial capital Kunming City at around 11 a.m. Tuesday, said a spokesman with the city government.

The identities of the two deceased have yet to be confirmed and rescue operations for the others are under way.

Editor: An

02 Nov 2014 description

On 30 October, 2014, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo signed a exchange of letter on China's construction of a bio-safety level Ⅲ laboratory for Sierra Leone with Mr. Keifala Marah, Sierra Leonean Minister of Finance and Economic Development. Mr. Zou Xiaoming, Commercial Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy attended the ceremony.