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15 Jun 2016 description

• Heavy rain has continued to affect the country over the past few days, causing more floods.
• According to media reports at least 12 people have died and 155 homes have been damaged in Rakhine state, as of 14 June

• Heavy rain affected the capital city of Nicosia on 10 June, causing floods.
• According to local media, several homes were flooded and traffic was disrupted in several parts of the capital, as of 11 June

03 May 2016 description

On April 19, 2016, EERI hosted a special webinar reconnaissance briefing on the Meinong, Taiwan earthquake of February 6, 2016. Researchers from multiple teams who traveled to the impacted region collaborated to share observations and provide key insights into the various aspects of shaking characteristics, earthquake damage, response, and performance of pre-event mitigation measures. A recording of the webinar is now available:

Watch the Taiwan Earthquake Briefing Webinar

01 May 2016 description

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 30, 2016 (SKNIS): The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has donated EC $620,000 to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to help bring relief to consumers impacted by the ongoing drought-like condition.

24 Apr 2016 description
report Taiwan Red Cross

Earlier today, the Taiwan Red Cross launched another delivery of condolence pay, monetary support and household electronic appliances at Kun Shan Elementary School in Tainan City. More than NT$18 million was distributed to beneficiaries of 120 cases.

05 Apr 2016 description
report Redhum

Nicaragua, 04 de Abril 2016
Fuente: El Nuevo Diario

El Gobierno de Taiwán donó hoy al Ministerio de Salud (Minsa) de Nicaragua 850.000 dólares para ser invertidos en la compra de medicinas.

El donativo fue entregado por el embajador de Taipei en Managua, Rolando Jer-Ming Chuang, a la titular del Minsa, Sonia Castro, en un acto oficial celebrado este lunes.

Te interesa: Inicia jornada nacional de vacunación en Nicaragua

02 Apr 2016 description

The month saw violent extremist movements, including the Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda-linked groups, carry out major deadly attacks in Turkey, Pakistan, Côte d’Ivoire, Tunisia and Belgium. In Libya, the arrival of Prime Minister Serraj in Tripoli despite warnings from multiple factions could lead to further destabilisation. Meanwhile in Central Africa, political violence rose in Burundi and could break out in Chad around the 10 April presidential election.

29 Mar 2016 description
report Taiwan Red Cross

On March 26th, the Taiwan Red Cross delivered condolence money to the victims affected by the 0206 Tainan Earthquake. Following the designated uses specified by the United States, Japan, and China, the delivery includes condolence money for the bereaved or those injured in the disaster, monetary support for injured victims in need of recovery care, monetary support for amputees, emergency welfare funding, relocation funding, and funding to replace damaged household appliances.

24 Mar 2016 description

UN-SPIDER at a glance

UN-SPIDER presents its annual report of activities to the STSC in Vienna

23 Mar 2016 description

Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation has completed its Project Hope of Disaster Risk Reduction in Pingtung County in southern Taiwan. Five schools in remote townships in need of urgent repair now have new buildings that will protect both faculty and students from harm. The five are: Ligang Junior High School, Kung Cheng Junior High School, Fang Liao Senior High School, Gao Tai Junior High School and Nei-pu Junior High School.

17 Mar 2016 description

The devastating earthquake on Feb. 6, 2016 in Tainan, Taiwan did more than the devastation of 117 killed and more than 500 people injured. It also caused heartache, guilt, regrets, anguish, and many other mix emotion for hundreds of affected families, just as they were preparing for the most important Chinese holiday of the year. Celebrations for Chinese New Year were canceled.

11 Mar 2016 description

Taiwan is located on the 'Pacific Ring of Fire', the zone where most of world's earthquakes occur. The frequent earthquakes have caused widespread damage to old school buildings. In order to provide a safe environment for students in Hualien, the Tzu Chi Foundation and the county government are working together to carry out a Project of Disaster Risk Reduction for six schools. The goal of the project is to rebuild or repair buildings that have structural damage.

03 Mar 2016 description

El Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central (CEPREDENAC) agradece al Pueblo y al Gobierno de la República de China (Taiwán) por su constante apoyo a la Región Centroamericana, y la aprobación por US$ 1.5 millones de dólares de los Estados Unidos de América, para la Gestión Integral de Riesgo de Desastres.

25 Feb 2016 description

In Taiwan Goes into Recovery and Rebuilding Phase

The magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern Taiwan at 3:57 am on February 6, 2016, resulting in 117 casualties and hundreds of people injured in Tainan, Taiwan. Over 400 schools in Taiwan suffered damages in the earthquake. Right after the earthquake occurred, while it was still dark outside, volunteers from Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation living in Tainan were already mobilizing and began disaster relief at the scene.

17 Feb 2016 description

Brenda Larios

Guatemala, 16 feb (AGN).- Durante una visita oficial al Hospital Departamental de Amatitlán, el presidente de Guatemala, Jimmy Morales, y el embajador de la República de China (Taiwán), Chien-Chung Lai, informaron sobre la donación de 2 millones de dólares para ese nosocomio.

En el recorrido por el hospital, el mandatario indicó que esta donación será distribuida en medicamentos e insumos para solucionar el problema de desabastecimiento.

16 Feb 2016 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- The mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS) donated 5 million yuan (769,000 U.S. dollars) to Taiwan following an earthquake that hit the island on Feb. 6.

The fund, to be given to the victims' relatives and help the injured, was passed through Taiwan's Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) to the island's Red Cross Society on Sunday, according to an ARATS statement.

The 6.7-magnitude quake killed 116 people.

16 Feb 2016 description
report Taiwan Red Cross

Following the Tainan earthquake that rocked Southern Taiwan on 6 February, the Taiwan Red Cross is announcing our plans for a recovery project. The Tainan Earthquake Recovery Project will include condolence pay for the bereaved or those injured in the disaster, monetary support for injured victims in need of recovery care, monetary support for amputees, emergency welfare funding, psychosocial support, monetary support for educational fees for children, and funding to replace damaged household appliances.

16 Feb 2016 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On February 9, Japan has decided to provide emergency relief goods (3,600 plastic containers and 200 rolls of plastic sheets) stockpiled by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to affected Tainan City, to respond to the earthquake that occurred in Southern Taiwan on February 6.

15 Feb 2016 description


Clashes between Government forces and lawless elements displaced more than 17,000 people in Maguindanao province. Two separate incidents occurred on 5 and 10 Feb, leaving five civilians injured (three men, one boy and one girl).

17,000 people displaced


14 Feb 2016 description
report Xinhua

TAIPEI, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from an earthquake that struck southern Taiwan a week ago stood at 116 by Saturday, and the searching has come to an end as the missing were all accounted for.

The 6.7-magnitude quake hit Kaohsiung city at a depth of 15 km at 3:57 a.m. last Saturday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. Local monitoring authority put the scale at 6.4-magnitude.

The city of Tainan bore the brunt of the quake, especially a 16-storey apartment building built in 1992 in the Yongkang district.