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20 Feb 2017 description
report IRIN

Bird flu is back. Chinese authorities are closing live poultry markets as H7N9 courses through the country, infecting 192 and killing 79 in January alone.

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16 Feb 2017 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No update)

As of 31 December 2016, there were 2,076 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

13 Feb 2017 description
report Xinhua

JUBA, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- China and South Sudan have agreed to boost cooperation in the health sector by enhancing knowledge sharing, capacity building, and hospital to hospital collaboration.

The deal which was sealed in Juba on Friday will also allow Chinese health specialists to set up experimental operations and management units in the East African nation.

13 Feb 2017 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 31 December 2016, there were 1364 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1101 in immigration detention on the mainland and 263 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 566 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 25,810 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

08 Feb 2017 description

Key points

• The economies in Asia and the Pacific are exposed to disaster risks, which can cause fatalities as well as economic losses. One strategy to mitigate the economic losses and strengthen financial resilience to disasters is developing disaster risk financing.

• There are two policy options in implementing disaster risk financing: public sector and private sector disaster risk financing tools. Each option has challenges that need to be addressed for them to be effectively implemented.

07 Feb 2017 description

DAMASCUS — The Chinese Embassy and the Syrian Planning and International Cooperation Commission (ICC) signed two agreements on Feb 5, under which China will provide two batches of humanitarian aid to the Syrian government worth $16 million.

The agreements were signed by Chinese ambassador to Syria, Qi Qianjin, and Imad Sabuni, the head of the ICC, under which China will send two batches of humanitarian aid to Syria worth 110 million yuan ($16 million).

The delivery of the humanitarian aid will start soon, according to Qi.

01 Feb 2017 description

Amid shifting global dynamics, the war in Yemen saw another serious escalation with the Saudi Arabia-led coalition launching a new campaign to regain territory, while fighting intensified in eastern Ukraine at the end of the month. The U.S. and China exchanged harsh rhetoric over the South China Sea, and the new U.S. administration’s decision to build a wall on its border with Mexico sparked tensions with its southern neighbour. Domestically Mexico also saw a swell of popular anger triggered by fuel price increases.

01 Feb 2017 description

Northern Hemisphere

China (No update)

As of 31 December 2016, there were 2,076 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

29 Jan 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Chilena

Sociedad Nacional de China extendió sus manos de ayuda a sus colegas en Chile

Embajador de la República Popular de China en Chile, Li Baorong, visitó al Presidente Nacional de Cruz Roja, Patricio Acosta, para entregarle un cheque con la primera donación en efectivo de Cruz Roja China, para mitigar las graves consecuencias de la catástrofe que afecta fundamentalmente a la zona centro sur del país.

26 Jan 2017 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

China

As of 31 December 2016, there were 2076 cases of dengue reported in China in 2016. This number is lower than that reported during the same period in 2015 (Figure 1).

Malaysia

24 Jan 2017 description

BEIRUT – The World Food Programme (WFP) received this month a generous donation of US$500,000 from the People’s Republic of China to support WFP to provide food assistance for some 15,700 of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees in January.

The donation is the first of its kind from China to WFP in Lebanon.

23 Jan 2017 description

The Philippines

AFFECTED AREAS

Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol and Eastern Visayas regions

CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT

Disaster (Storm)

FIGURES

More than 2.5 million new displacements between 24 December and 11 January

18 Jan 2017 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Some 400,000 families, or 1.4 million people, living in areas known to be geological disaster hot spots will be relocated, according to a government plan released Wednesday.

These families live in areas where geological disasters can not be prevented or reduced through human intervention, according to the plan, and they will be moved by the end of 2020.

18 Jan 2017 description
report Sphere Project

Resumen ejecutivo

Las Autoridades Nacionales de la Gestión de Desastres (NDMAs) son con frecuencia, aunque no siempre, la principal institución nacional con el mandato de coordinar y gestionar todos los aspectos relacionados con la mitigación, la preparación y la respuesta a desastres, a través de sus oficinas nacionales y provinciales respectivas. Muchas de estas autoridades han adoptado ahora políticas y directrices de gestión de desastres, algunas de las cuales hacen referencia explícita a las normas humanitarias.

18 Jan 2017 description
report Sphere Project

National disaster management policies and guidelines benefit from building on and incorporating references to international humanitarian standards. But what does it take to link both and how can humanitarian professionals engage with National Disaster Management Authorities to achieve that goal?

18 Jan 2017 description
report Fortify Rights

(YANGON, January 13, 2017)—The Government of China should ensure protection for thousands of ethnic Kachin civilians fleeing ongoing armed conflict in Myanmar and prevent forced returns, Fortify Rights said today. Chinese state security forces reportedly forced back to Myanmar approximately 4,000 Kachin civilians on January 11, a day after they fled to China to escape fighting in Myanmar’s Kachin State.

16 Jan 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By LAWI WENG

RANGOON — More than 4,000 Kachin IDPs returned to Zai Awng, Magayang and Hkau Shau camps after China denied them entry at the border, according to the Joint Strategy Team (JST) supporting the internally displaced people.

“China is a big nation. They need to respect human rights on an international level. They should protect the people who have no protection from fighting,” JST spokesperson Gum Sha Awng said at a press conference in Rangoon on Friday,

16 Jan 2017 description

The State Council General Office issued a guideline on a comprehensive national disaster prevention and alleviation plan (2016-2020).

According to the plan, annual economic losses caused by natural disasters should account for no more than 1.3 percent of the country’s GDP; annual death rate caused by disasters for every million people should be controlled within 1.3 percent.

13 Jan 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 8-14 January 2016 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, Zika virus and seasonal influenza.