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Liberia + 3 others
Xi announces new aid for combating Ebola

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Xinhua

NEW DELHI, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping announced here Thursday an aid package of 200 million yuan (about 32.54 million U.S. dollars) for West African countries to combat Ebola, including Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

The aid will include cash, food and materials, announced Xi who is on a state visit to India, adding that his country will also provide the World Health Organization with 2 million dollars in cash and give the African Union the same amount.

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Philippines + 3 others
18 September 2014: Mexico, Philippines, China, Vietnam - Tropical Cyclones

MEXICO

• On 17 September, ODILE moved over the northern Gulf of California and north-western mainland Mexico, weakening into a Tropical Depression, then towards south-western U.S.A. About 26 000 foreign tourists took refuge in 165 temporary shelters (including 31 hotels). An aerial bridge was established in Baja California in order to evacuate them. Preliminary reports indicate that ODILE has caused 135 minor injuries. No casualties have been reported so far. 240 000 households were left without electricity and damage assessment is ongoing.

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Viet Nam + 2 others
Philippines, China, Vietnam - Tropical Cyclones KALMAEGI and FUNG-WONG (ECHO Daily Flash, 18 September 2014)

KALMAEGI weakened into a Tropical Depression on 17 September, moving over northern Vietnam. Heavy rainfall affected several areas of northern Vietnam and southern China, causing floods and landslides. In northern Vietnam, media reported at least six people killed and another five injured in a landslide in Cao Loc district (Long Son Province), 5 000 ha of crops destroyed and 147 houses damaged.
In northern Philippines, due to the passage of KALMAEGI (LUIS), 366 075 people were affected (as of 18 September, NDRRMC).

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Sierra Leone + 1 other
China CDC Laboratory Team and a China-aided Mobile Laboratory Arrived in Sierra Leone

On 17 September, 2014, two China-chartered airplanes carrying a China Center for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) laboratory team and a China-aided mobile laboratory arrived at Lungi International Airport of Sierra Leone. Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Dr. Samura Kamara, Minister of Transport and Aviation Mr. Leonard Koroma, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation Mr. Foday Sawi and other senior Sierra Leonean officials attended the arrival ceremony held at the airport.

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Pakistan + 11 others
The 2014 Rainfall Season: South and East Asia

Highlights

• The dominant feature of the 2014 season across East Asia so far has been widespread rainfall deficits that led to delayed starts of the growing season across vast areas of the continent.

• Conditions were worst around mid July, followed by a general improvement, which still left moderate rainfall deficits as the predominant pattern. SE Pakistan has been the worst affected area, in particular for livelihoods dependent on rainfed agriculture and pastoral resources.

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6 dead, 6 missing after rainstorms batter China's Sichuan

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Xinhua

CHENGDU, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Six people were killed and six others remain missing after week-long heavy rains devastated southwest China's Sichuan Province, said the provincial flood control authorities Tuesday.

The rainstorms battered the eastern, middle and southern areas of Sichuan from Sept. 8 to 15, with accumulated rainfall of more than 400 mm in five counties, said the Sichuan Provincial Flood Control Headquarters.

Some areas reported record-high precipitation in the same period. Power, roads, communications and crops suffered damage in the ravaged areas.

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At least 7 dead as Typhoon Kalmaegi causes havoc in China

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Xinhua

NANNING/HAIKOU, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Kalmaegi has left at least seven people dead and one missing and caused huge economic losses since it came ashore in south China on Tuesday.

Four people were killed by falling trees, one died when a building collapsed and one was drowned, in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, said the regional civil affairs department on Wednesday.

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Sierra Leone + 1 other
WHO welcomes Chinese contribution of mobile laboratory and health experts for Ebola response in west Africa

Statement

16 September 2014

WHO welcomes the commitment from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to dispatch a mobile laboratory team to Sierra Leone to enhance the laboratory testing capacity for Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country.

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Chinese flood relief team heads for Hubei

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Xinhua

BEIJING, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- A team tasked with assessing rain and flood damage, and guiding relief work has been sent to central China's Hubei Province by the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the National Disaster Reduction Commission.

Heavy rain since Sept. 9 has caused many landslides. As of 12:00 a.m. on Monday one death had been reported. A ministry statement set the number of people affected at 444,000 people in 25 counties, with 39,000 relocated and in urgent need of basic supplies.

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China + 2 others
Typhoon hits China's Hainan after shutting down Hong Kong

09/16/2014 09:39 GMT

by Neil CONNOR

BEIJING, September 16, 2014 (AFP) - A powerful typhoon slammed into southern China Tuesday, swamping ships, grounding flights and forcing thousands -- many of them still recovering from a previous storm -- to leave home.

Typhoon Kalmaegi made landfall on the east coast of Hainan island packing winds of 144 kilometres (89 miles) an hour, the China Meteorological Administration said.

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Philippines + 3 others
15 September 2014: Mexico – Philippines - Tropical Cyclones

MEXICO

• ODILE made landfall near Cabo San Lucas (Baja California Sur) on 15 September at 4.45 UTC with max. sustained winds of 205 km/h (Category 3 Hurricane). 7 000 people are reported evacuated and shelters for up to 30 000 people have been set up.

• As of 15 September 13.00 UTC local Media reports blocked roads and power cuts in the area.

• A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the whole southern half of the Baja California Peninsula.

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India + 6 others
Asia and the Pacific: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (9 - 15 September 2014)

About 8,000 people have been displaced by the storm in the Philippines; the Government is leading the response, including the distribution of food and non-food items to the affected people.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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