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18 Nov 2015 description

The Government of the People’s Republic of China has gone one step further in its commitment to construct a new hospital for the people of Dominica.

At a press conference on Friday, November 13th, Hon. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit informed that all systems are go while the Chinese Government is in process of tendering a contract for construction to begin.

17 Nov 2015 description

The Government of Dominica has received a commitment from the Chinese Government to finance the reconstruction of the West Coast Road.

The Edward Oliver Leblanc Highway or West Coast Road suffered major infrastructural damage during Tropical Storm Erika.

The Hon. Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit made the announcement on Friday, November 13th.

28 Oct 2015 description

The Chinese government is busy preparing emergency aid for earthquake-hit Afghanistan and Pakistan and is willing to provide further assistance based on their needs, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Oct 28.

Spokesman Lu Kang said at a routine press briefing that the Chinese people deeply sympathize with the people of the two neighboring countries.

China’s Red Cross will also provide $100,000 in cash to the Red Crescent Society in each of the countries, according to Lu.

27 Oct 2015 description

BEIJING — The Chinese government has allocated 300 million yuan ($47 million) to disaster relief efforts in typhoon-hit Guangdong and Guangxi as well as drought-affected Inner Mongolia and Shanxi.

The money, which was processed jointly by the civil affairs and finance ministries, will cover reconstruction of homes damaged by Typhoon Mujigae and living expenses for those affected, and provide subsidies to help people cope with the drought in North China.

15 Oct 2015 description

Following the first-time emergency cash aid of US$300,000 to the Commonwealth of Dominica for fighting against the flood disaster because of hurricane Erika, the Chinese government, in accordance with the disaster development and actual needs, decided to add US$200,000 emergency humanitarian cash aid to help the post-disaster recovery and reconstruction work.

07 Oct 2015 description
report Xinhua

GUANGZHOU, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Mujigae has claimed 19 lives and left four people missing since it landed in south China's Guangdong Province Sunday, the local government said Tuesday.

Seven people have died in typhoon-triggered tornados in Guangdong: three in Panyu district on the outskirts of Guangzhou, and four in Shunde district of Foshan, Guangdong provincial civil affairs department said in a press release Tuesday night.

06 Oct 2015 description
report Xinhua

GUANGZHOU, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- At least 15 people have died or remain missing and more than 200 others have been injured since the powerful typhoon Mujigae made a surprise landing in southern China since Sunday.

In Guangdong, three people drowned and four others went missing after two fishing boats sank Sunday, while another person was killed by a collapsed structure, according to a statement issued by the provincial civil affairs department Monday.

06 Oct 2015 description

The Bahamas, Bermuda - Tropical Cyclone JOAQUIN
• Hurricane JOAQUIN is moving off the coast of Bermuda, as a Category 1 Hurricane. Previously it affected several Caribbean islands with heavy rains and winds, causing floods in the Bahamas and killing one person in Haiti.
• Over the next 24 h it is forecast to move north-east over the Atlantic Ocean, away from Bermuda, weakening.

05 Oct 2015 description


Access closures along the Nepal-India border and ongoing political unrest in the Terai region has constrained delivery of daily supplies and winterization materials. An estimated 81,000 households living in high altitude areas are at risk if winterization goods are not delivered within the next few weeks. In 120 displacement sites hosting some 59,000 people, about 85% of shelter, are not suitable for the coming winter. Fuel rationing has limited operations and aid.

05 Oct 2015 description

TC MUJIGAE, known in the Philippines as KABAYAN, formed over the Philippine Sea late on 30 September and started moving towards central Luzon, strengthening into a Tropical Storm. It reached the coasts of Aurora province late in the afternoon (UTC) of 1 October, as a Tropical Storm.

• After the landfall it continued moving northwest over central Luzon, slightly weakening, and it emerged into the South China Sea early on 2 October.

05 Oct 2015 description
report Xinhua

GUANGZHOU, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- One fisherman died and another 16 are missing as typhoon Mujigae, the 22nd typhoon this year, made landfall in South China's Guangdong Province on Sunday.

As of 7:30 p.m., 35 cases of boat stranding and anchor dragging had been reported off the waters of Zhanjiang City, with 117 fishermen being rescued and 16 still missing, according to the Zhanjiang maritime rescue center.

Three people died and another 80 were injured as a tornado hit Shunde District, Foshan City on Sunday afternoon, according to the municipal government.

04 Oct 2015 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- The National Meteorological Center (NMC) on Saturday upgraded the alert level for the approaching super typhoon Mujigae to orange, the second highest alert level.

China has a four-tier color-coded weather warning system, with red representing the most severe weather, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

Mujigae, the 22nd typhoon of the year, was in the northern part of South China Sea this morning, and is expected to move northwest at a speed of 20-25 km per hour with strengthening force, according to the National Meteorological Center.

01 Oct 2015 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Dujuan has caused economic losses of 1.4 billion yuan (250 million U.S. dollars) since it made landfall in east China's Fujian and Zhejiang provinces, according to an official assessment.

It has affected nearly one million people and 57,000 hectares of farmland in Fujian and Zhejiang, said the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters on Wednesday.

No casualties or injuries have been reported.

01 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam

Super El Niño and climate change cause crop failures putting millions at risk of hunger

At least ten million poor people face hunger this year and next due to both droughts and erratic rains influenced by climate change and the likely development of a ‘super El Niño’.

30 Sep 2015 description

In light of ongoing global and regional discussions and commitments, this report intends to highlight good practices aimed at empowering women economically, particularly through entrepreneurship and innovation, drawing lessons for collective learning.

30 Sep 2015 description
report Xinhua

Super typhoon Dujuan has killed two people, and injured another 324 in Taiwan. After sweeping through the island and leaving a trail of destruction, it made landfall in Fujian province, on the Mainland's east coast. Dujuan brought gales, strong winds and high waves. 420,000 people in Fujian and neighboring Zhejiang province have been evacuated.

When a typhoon hits around the Mid-Autumn Festival...it's not just high winds, but also much stronger tides, because the moon is nearest to the earth.

30 Sep 2015 description

Central America - Food Insecurity
• Guatemala - a food insecure population of 1 to 2.49 million people from February until next main harvest in August 2016.
• Honduras, many poor households will have very limited maize reserves after the 2015 drought and will be facing a food crisis by March.
• El Salvador & Nicaragua - the number of people affected is lower but still of concern with critical numbers being reached from March 2016.

29 Sep 2015 description
report Xinhua

FUZHOU, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Dujuan, the 21st typhoon of this year, made landfall in east China's Fujian Province on Tuesday morning.

The storm hit the coastal city of Putian at around 8:50 a.m., packing winds of up to 33 meters per second, said the Fujian Meteorological Service.

It moved northwestward at a weakening speed of 20 km per hour. It is forecast to reach Jiangxi Province Tuesday night, according to the National Meteorological Center.

Fujian issued a level one emergency response for Dujuan early Tuesday morning.