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Mainland, Taiwan ink weather, earthquake agreements

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Xinhua

Editor: Fu Peng

TAIPEI, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- Negotiators from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan on Thursday signed two agreements on meteorological and seismic cooperation, promising information exchanges and joint monitors between the two regions that are both seismically active and prone to typhoons.

Chen Deming, president of the mainland-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits (ARATS), and Lin Join-sane, chairman of the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF), signed the pacts in Taiwan's Taipei City.

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World + 14 others
Infographic: Recent Significant Disasters in the Asia and Pacific Region

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Asian Development Bank

Whether it's the Philippines, which recently experienced the strongest storm recorded, or Japan, which was devastated by the tsunami and earthquake in 2011 - the tragedies affecting these countries serve as a call to risk-prone countries throughout Asia and the Pacific to build and vigilantly maintain resilience to catastrophes.

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Saint Lucia + 1 other
Taiwan Provides Humanitarian Assistance to Saint Lucia

Mon, 2014-01-06 14:03 -- marcathian.alexander

Vina Frederick

Monday, January 06, 2014 –Taiwan’s Ambassador to St. Lucia, His Excellency James Chang, on Monday presented a cheque for US$200,000 to Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Kenny D. Anthony. This donation is for humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of the Christmas Eve trough system that devastated the island.

The Ambassador extended heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the families of those who died in the disaster, and hoped that “things would be back to normal soon”.

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Guatemala + 1 other
Gobierno entrega ambulancias a todos los municipios de Guatemala

Cada municipio de los 334 del país, contará con una ambulancia nueva y equipada, luego de que el Gobierno de Guatemala entregó hoy una nueva flotilla de vehículos para atender emergencias primarias. El acto realizado este martes fue presidido por el mandatario, Otto Pérez Molina.

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Philippines + 1 other
More tents airlifted to E. Visayas

As the government intensifies its provision of temporary shelter assistance to homeless families in Eastern Visayas, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) welcomes the tent donations of the Australian government.

The Royal Australian Air Force in coordination with the DSWD airlifted from Mactan Airbase in Cebu over the weekend an initial 1,000 tents for ‘Yolanda’ victims in Tacloban City and Ormoc City in Leyte, and Guiuan in Eastern Samar.

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Guatemala + 1 other
Taiwán dona equipó e insumos a Guatemala para fortalecer lucha contra la desnutrición

Written by Donis Figueroa

Guatemala, 18 nov (AGN).- Un lote de 40 computadoras e insumos para ser utilizados en la red hospitalaria guatemalteca entregó hoy el Gobierno de Taiwán a las autoridades del Ministerio de Salud Pública y Asistencia Social (MSPAS) del país centroamericano.

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Guatemala + 1 other
Taiwán respalda reconstrucción de dos puentes dañados por terremoto

Written by Douglas Gámez

Guatemala, 14 nov (AGN)-. El Gobierno de la República de China-Taiwán donó hoy un millón de dólares (7,9 millones de quetzales) a Guatemala, para la reconstrucción de dos puentes destruidos por el terremoto de 7,2 grados Richter que afectó al occidente de la nación centroamericana en noviembre del 2012.

El donativo fue recibido por el presidente Otto Pérez Molina en un acto realizado en el Salón Banderas del Palacio Nacional de la Cultura, antigua sede de Gobierno ubicada en la zona 1 capitalina.

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Philippines + 9 others
World sends emergency relief to battered Philippines

11/11/2013 17:57 GMT

MANILA, November 11, 2013 (AFP) - The United States, Australia and the United Nations mobilised emergency aid to the Philippines as the scale of the devastation unleashed by Super Typhoon Haiyan emerged Monday.

The Pentagon sent Marines and equipment to assist with the relief effort following the typhoon, which may have killed more than 10,000 people in what is feared to be the country's worst natural disaster.

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8-meter waves kill 8 in Taiwan

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Xinhua

TAIPEI, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- High waves that measured about eight meters tall killed eight people and injured eight others in northeastern Taiwan on Saturday.

The victims were residents in the city of Xinbei attending a community college course in a scenic geopark near the island's northeastern coast, said rescuers on Sunday.

The group of 26 were hit by three large waves, with 16 of them swept out to sea. After hours of rescue attempts, eight were confirmed dead, said a source with the firefighting agency in Xinbei.

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Philippines + 2 others
Philippines: Earthquake in Bohol Province Situation Report No. 4 (as of 21 October 2013)

The latest humanitarian bulletin highlights that the capacity of humanitarian actors is overstretched as many are responding to the emergency in Zamboanga and successive typhoons.

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Honduras + 1 other
Taiwán dona equipo para fortalecer Plataforma de Comunicación de COPECO

Nota de Prensa No. 125-2013

La licencia para uso del software, ArcGIS Server Enterprise Standard 10.2, que formará parte del Sistema Integrado para la Gestión de Riesgos y Estudios Territoriales SIGRET, entregó este día el Consejero de la República de China (Taiwán) en Tegucigalpa, Iván Lo, a la Comisión Permanente de Contingencias COPECO.

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Philippines + 2 others
Philippines, China - Tropical Cyclone USAGI (as of 23 September 2013)

SITUATION

  • Powerful Typhoon USAGI (named “ODETTE” in the Philippines) passed between Philippines and Taiwan on 21 Sep, making landfall in Itbayat Island (Batanes, Philippines). Strong winds and heavy rains affected Philippines and Taiwan (see impact in the map).

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Philippines + 10 others
Asia Pacific Region: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot, 17- 23 September, 2013

PHILIPPINES Conflict between the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines which began on 9 Sep has displaced nearly 129,000 people in Zamboanga and Basilan, as of 23 Sep. They are staying in 35 evacuation centers in Zamboanga and 11 in Basilan. 128 people have been killed. Sporadic fighting continues.
Source: OCHA

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Philippines + 3 others
Flight chaos as major typhoon bears down on Hong Kong

09/22/2013 15:08 GMT

HONG KONG, September 22, 2013 (AFP) - Severe Typhoon Usagi left two dead as it made landfall in southern China Sunday, shutting down one of the world's busiest sea ports in nearby Hong Kong and throwing flight schedules into disarray.

Usagi packed winds of 165 kilometres (103 miles) per hour as it closed in on China's densely populated Pearl River Delta, forcing some residents in vulnerable areas to tape up windows and stock up on supplies.

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Philippines + 3 others
Super typhoon lashes Philippines, Taiwan, heads for Hong Kong

Super Typhoon Usagi battered Southern Taiwan, leaving tens of thousands without power after claiming at least two lives in the Philippines as it barrelled towards Hong Kong.

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Philippines + 3 others
Super Typhoon Usagi on path of destruction

09/20/2013 10:33 GMT

HONG KONG, September 20, 2013 (AFP) - Super Typhoon Usagi -- one of the strongest storms of the year -- barrelled towards Hong Kong and southern China on Friday, prompting warnings of fierce winds and torrential rains.

Packing gusts of up to 205 kilometres (130 miles) per hour, the storm is projected to roar between the Philippines and Taiwan before smashing into the southern Chinese coast later in the weekend.

At 0600 GMT Friday it was centred 1,120 kilometres southeast of Hong Kong, officials in the Chinese territory said.

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Philippines + 2 others
Philippines, China - Tropical Cyclone USAGI (ECHO Daily Flash 20/09/2013)

In Taiwan, a Typhoon Warning is in effect, alerting against strong winds in the south and heavy to torrential rainfall in large parts of the island.

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Philippines + 3 others
Philippines, China - Tropical Cyclone USAGI (20 September 2013)

  • USAGI (named “ODETTE” in the Philippines) has become a powerful Typhoon, heading NW towards Batanes islands (Philippines). At 06:00 UTC 20 Sep, it had a max sust. wind speed of 249 km/h and its center was located ca. 270 km ESE of Basco (Batanes islands, Philippines).

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Guatemala + 7 others
Se reconoce el apoyo de la República de China (Taiwán) en la región

Reconociendo el aporte que el gobierno de la República de China (Taiwán) ha venido otorgando en la región, el Secretario Ejecutivo del Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales -CEPREDENAC-, Noel Barillas, realizó el martes 3 de septiembre una visita al Excelentísimo Señor Embajador, Adolfo Sun.

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Tropical storm kills three in Taiwan

08/30/2013 05:54 GMT

TAIPEI, August 30, 2013 (AFP) - At least three people were killed when torrential rain brought by Tropical Storm Kong-Rey caused widespread flooding in the south of Taiwan, the government said Friday.

A 20-year-old man riding a motorcycle drowned after he fell into a gutter in southern Pingtung county while a 50-year-old woman was electrocuted in western Yunlin area, according to the National Fire Agency, which coordinates rescue efforts.

Also in Yunlin, another woman died trying to get to work during the storm, the agency and reports said.

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