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The 10th Session of the Forum on Regional Climate Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction for Asia is held in CMA

The 10th Session of the Forum on Regional Climate Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction for Asia is held in China Meteorological Administration (CMA) from April 23 to 25. This is sponsored by WMO, hosted by CMA National Climate Center and supported by State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs and National Development and Reform Commission.

Over 40 representative from other countries, Chinese Hong Kong and Macao and 40 from Chinese mainland participated in the seminar. 2 experts from America are also invited.

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Uganda + 1 other
URCS receives aid worth Ug.Shs. 1.8 billion from Chinese Red Cross

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Uganda Red Cross

Humanitarians all over the world work together and stand for the same cause. This was witnessed in a handover of office equipment and other aid to Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) by the Red Cross Society of China in a colorful ceremony held at URCS headquarter, Rubaga road, Kampala.Presided over by His Excellency Zhao Yali, the ambassador of the people’s Republic of China to Uganda and graced by Hon.

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Progress report: Rebuilding communities one year after quake

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Mercy Corps

Nearly one year has passed since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated communities in China’s Ya’an Prefecture, leaving thousands displaced and two million impacted across the region.

After a disaster like the April 20 quake, we partner with local organizations to maximize our reach and provide the support families really need — and our partnership with the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) enabled us to quickly respond to the needs of families whose lives had just been turned upside down.

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CMA strengthened training on typhoon and rainstorm monitoring and forecasting techniques

Source:China Meteorological News Press

To strengthen the coordination between scientific research and meteorological service, CMA held a senior training course on typhoon and rainstorm monitoring and forecasting techniques on April 14.

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GIEWS Country Brief: China (Mainland) 16-April-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

•Rains in April after prolonged dry spell improved prospects for the 2014 wheat crop

•Aggregate cereal imports in 2013/14 to reach a record level

•Prices of rice and wheat remain generally stable

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World + 14 others
Gestión del riesgo de desastres para un desarrollo con capacidad de adaptación

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World Bank

Los desastres naturales afectan en forma desproporcionada a las personas pobres y vulnerables. A la luz de la alarmante tendencia mundial que apunta hacia un aumento en las pérdidas debido a estos fenómenos, la gestión de los desastres y el riesgo climático (DRM, por sus siglas en inglés) está cada vez más presente en las actividades del Banco Mundial. Las inversiones ayudan a proteger millones de vidas y medios de sustento y salvaguardar el crecimiento en sectores socioeconómicos clave.

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World + 14 others
Gérer les risques de catastrophe pour protéger le développement

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World Bank

Les catastrophes frappent majoritairement les populations pauvres et vulnérables. Face à l’aggravation préoccupante des pertes dues aux catastrophes de par le monde, la gestion des risques de catastrophe tient une place croissante dans les opérations de la Banque mondiale. Les investissements contribuent à protéger des millions de personnes ainsi que leurs moyens de subsistance, et à préserver la croissance dans les secteurs socio-économiques clés.

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Twelve new weather radars to operate in this flood season

It is reported that in the main period of this flood season, 12 weather radars will be put into operation. Then there will be 172 weather radars in the national network for providing real-time observing data for forecasting service in different places.

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Myanmar + 1 other
3,000 displaced by recent Kachin fighting

A coalition of aid and relief groups working in Kachin State issued a statement on Monday warning that more than 3,000 civilians have been displaced by fighting in the southeast part of the state, which remains ongoing.

Clashes between Burmese military forces and troops from the Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) began last Thursday, 10 April, near the government-controlled town of Man Win Gyi, in an area of Mansi township that is wedged between China and northern Shan State.

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Natural disasters kill 74 in first quarter

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Xinhua

BEIJING, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Natural disasters across China have claimed 74 lives and 4 people are missing in the first quarter this year, authorities announced on Wednesday.

Affecting more than 12 million people, disasters forced the evacuation of 98,000, according to a statement by the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Commission for Disaster Reduction.

Disasters caused direct economic losses of 5.6 billion yuan (900 million U.S. dollars) and affected more than 1.73 million hectares of farmland, the statement said.

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Solomon Islands + 4 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot 1-8 April 2014

Flash flooding in the Solomon Islands has left 23 people dead and many more still missing. Heavy rainfall in China has also caused 14 deaths and massive evacuations.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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SW China quake-affected schools to resume class

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Xinhua

KUNMING, April 7 (Xinhua) -- All affected schools in earthquake-hit Yongshan county of southwest China's Yunnan Province will resume class on Tuesday after a three-day Tomb-sweeping holiday, said local authorities Monday.

Nine injured people have meanwhile been discharged from hospital, sources with the county publicity office said.

The 5.3-magnitude quake hit the county, with an epicenter 13 km deep, at 6:40 a.m. on Saturday, affecting 71,200 residents and injuring 32 people.

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SW China quake injures 32, rescue continues

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Xinhua

UNMING, April 6 (Xinhua) -- The 5.3-magnitude quake that hit southwest China's Yunnan Province on Saturday morning has affected 71,200 residents, injuring 32 people, local authorities said Sunday.

Five severely injured people are in stable conditions, as relief efforts continue on Sunday in Yongshan County, the quake epicenter, an official with the county government's information office told Xinhua.

The local government dished out 2,150 tents, and a large sum of quilts, food and water to quake victims in temporary shelters.

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SW China quake injures 26, rescue continue

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Xinhua

KUNMING, April 6 (Xinhua) -- The number of people confirmed as injured in Saturday morning's earthquake in southwest China's Yunnan Province has risen to 26, as the rescue operation goes on.

Five severely injured people are in stable conditions, as relief efforts following the 5.3-magnitude quake continue on Sunday in Yongshan County, the quake epicenter, an official with the county government's information office told Xinhua.

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Ten injured in SW China 5.3-magnitude quake

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Xinhua

KUNMING, April 5 (Xinhua) -- At least ten people were injured after a 5.3-magnitude earthquake struck a town in southwest China early Saturday, authorities said.

Yongshan County, Yunnan Province felt the shock, with epicenter 13 km deep in Xiluodu township, at 6:40 a.m. Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

Two of the injured are in a serious condition, said the county government's information office. Twenty houses collapsed and two roads were blocked by fallen rocks. One road has since reopened. Communications in the area were not affected.

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Death toll rises to 15 in Guangdong

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Xinhua

GUANGZHOU, April 2 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from rainstorms in south China's Guangdong Province has risen to 15, while four other people remained missing, local authorities said on Wednesday.

Four more people were confirmed to have died on Tuesday, the provincial bureau of civil affairs said in a statement. Days of torrential rain have also left at least 14 injured.

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21 dead, 4 missing in S China rainfall

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Xinhua

BEIJING, April 1 (Xinhua) -- Heavy rainfall in south China over the last few days has left 21 people dead and four others missing, said the Ministry of Civil Affairs on Tuesday.

As of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, torrential rains in seven Chinese provincial- level regions -- Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Chongqing and Guizhou, have affected more than 1.16 million people and forced 17,000 to leave their homes, the ministry said in a statement.

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Rain triggers south China landslide, flight delays

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Xinhua

NANNING, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Rain and hailstorms since Saturday have brought landslides and flight delays to southern China.

In Guangdong province, authorities confirmed that 11 people had been killed, while three remained missing as of 5:00 p.m. on Monday.