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Typhoon Matmo batters Taiwan, nine hurt

07/23/2014 04:31 GMT

TAIPEI, July 23, 2014 (AFP) - Typhoon Matmo pounded Taiwan with fierce winds and downpours Wednesday, leaving nine people injured, shuttering financial markets, and interrupting rail and air transportation.

Matmo, packing gusts of up to 173 kilometres (107 miles) per hour, slammed into the east overnight, becoming the first tropical storm to make landfall on the island this year, the Central Weather Bureau said.

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22 July 2014: China - Tropical cyclone MATMO

• On 22 July, 6.00 UTC, Typhoon MATMO had max. sust. winds of 158 km/h and its centre was located over the Philippine Sea, approx. 150 km north-east of Itbayat island (Batanes, Philippines) and 180 km south-east of Taitung (Taiwan).

• In the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west, making landfall in the area between Taitung and Hualien (eastern Taiwan) on 22 July afternoon (UTC), then cross Taiwan, slightly weakening, and reach the coast of the Chinese province of Fujian, near Fuzhou, in the morning of 23 July (UTC).

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Taiwan battens down for Typhoon Matmo

07/22/2014 13:57 GMT

YILAN, July 22, 2014 (AFP) - Typhoon Matmo churned towards Taiwan Tuesday, picking up strength with thousands of tourists evacuated from outlying islands as weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides.

Matmo, packing gusts of up to 173 kilometres per hour (107mph), is the first tropical storm to hit the island this year and is expected to make landfall on the eastern coast near the city of Hualien early Wednesday, the Central Weather Bureau said.

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Taiwán ayuda a los damnificados

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El acto de entrega de los aportes que se desarrolló en la Gobernación contó con la presencia del diplomático asiático; el embajador paraguayo en Taiwán, Marcial Bobadilla; el gobernador de Presidente Hayes, Pablo Contessi (PEN), y concejales departamentales. La comitiva se trasladó después a Remansito y Puerto Falcón, donde fueron distribuidos los 1.000 kits de alimentos y 1.000 frazadas.

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Philippines + 3 others
21 July 2014: Asia and Pacific Ocean - Tropical cyclones

RAMMASUN (GLENDA)

• PHILIPPINES: as of 21 July (NDRRMC), there were 97 dead, 437 injured, six missing, 1 600 298 people affected in seven regions, 518 764 people inside 1 264 evacuation centres and 111 372 houses damaged.

• CHINA: as of 21 July, the government reports nine dead in Guangxi, 13 in Hainan and four in Yunnan; 25 people are missing.

• VIETNAM: as of 21 July, media report 11 dead in Vietnam, several people missing and damages in several provinces of northern Vietnam. In terms of damage, the province of Quang Ninh has been affected the most.

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Taiwan typhoon victims lose compensation suit

04/25/2014 11:42 GMT

TAIPEI, April 25, 2014 (AFP) - A Taiwanese court on Friday rejected a group compensation claim filed by victims of a deadly typhoon in 2009 against local authorities for alleged negligence.

A district court in the southern city of Kaohsiung ruled that the city government and a local township office did not have to pay Tw$590 million ($19.67 million) jointly sought by relatives of 175 people who died when their village was destroyed during Typhoon Morakot.

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Mainland, Taiwan ink weather, earthquake agreements

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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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Infographic: Recent Significant Disasters in the Asia and Pacific Region

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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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