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Taipei: Earthquake Appeal No. 25/99 Final report

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 183 countries.
In Brief

Appeal No. 25/99; Final Report; Period covered: September 1999 to December 2005; Final appeal coverage: 100.4%.

Appeal history:

- Launched on 24 September 1999 for CHF 3.3 million for four months to assist 100,000 beneficiaries.

- Appeal budget increased to CHF 55.4 million to accommodate a generous funding situation and surpluses from

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Taipei: Earthquake Appeal No. 25/99 Operations Update No. 14

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No. 25/99; Operations Update no. 14; Period covered: April to September 2005; Appeal coverage: 101.76%; (click here to go directly to the attached Contributions List).

Appeal history:

- Launched on 24 September 2004 for CHF 3,300,000 for four months to assist 100,000 beneficiaries.

- Budget increased to CHF 55,400,000

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Taipei: Earthquake Appeal No. 25/99 Operations Update No. 13

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is theworld's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.
In Brief

Appeal No. 25/99; Operations Update no. 13; Period covered: July to March, 2004; Appeal coverage: 101 .76%; (click here to go directly to the attached Contributions List).

Appeal history:

Launched on 24 September 1999 for CHF 3,300,000 for four months to assist 100,000 beneficiaries.

Budget increased to 55,400,000 (USD 43,455,889

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Taipei: Earthquake Appeal No. 25/99 Operations Update No. 12


The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarianorganisation and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

Appeal No. 25/99; Operations Update no. 12; Period covered: January to June 2004; Appeal coverage: 101.76%;

Appeal history:

Launched on 24 September 1999 for CHF 3,300,000 for four months to assist 100,000 beneficiaries.

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Taipei: Earthquake Appeal No. 25/99 Operations Update No. 11

Launched on 24 September 1999 for 3.3 million for 4 months for 100,000 beneficiaries. Budget had been increased to CHF 55.4 million and the rehabilitation programme be extended to July 2005.
Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated: N/A

Period covered: June to December, 2003 Next Update 12 expected July 2004

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organisation and its millions of volunteers

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Taiwan: Hope Project

At 1:47 a.m. on September 21, 1999, an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale struck central Taiwan. The quake was the most powerful in a century. It killed 2,400 people and left 50,000 homes in ruins.
Volunteers of Tzu Chi Foundation immediately provided emergency aid and built temporary communities for quake victims. As the foundation continued to give long-term support, it went to work on reconstructing the damaged land.

Steadfast resolution

When Master Cheng Yen, founder of Tzu Chi Foundation, undertook the task of rebuilding damaged schools, many

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Taipei: Earthquake Appeal No. 25/99 Operations Update No. 9

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organisation and its millions of volunteers are active in 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org
Launched on 24 September 1999 for 3.3 million for 4 months for 100.000 Beneficiaries Budget increased to CHF 55.4 million and the rehabilitation programme will be extended to July 2005

Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Allocated: 200,000 (already reimbursed) Beneficiaries: 100.000

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World Vision Taiwan's three-year post-quake rehabilitation coming to a close

Report
World Vision
Three years ago, World Vision Taiwan launched an Earthquake Rehabilitation Program to help people in the quake-hit area rebuild their homes. The three-year rehabilitation program was completed this month, and part of the rehabilitation efforts is transitioning to sustainable development work. To commemorate completion of the program, a series of events were conducted on Sept. 14, including a joint thanksgiving service, agricultural products fair, concert, and historic photo exhibition.
On Sept. 21, 1999, the worst earthquake
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China: Three years on - Taiwan still feeling effects of earthquake

A full three years after the devastating earthquake that struck Taiwan in the early hours of 21 September 1999 which left 2,368 people dead, nearly 8,000 seriously injured and more than 300,000 homeless, the Taiwan Red Cross Organization (TRCO) is still playing an important role in helping affected populations and helping to mitigate the impact of any future natural disaster.
Amidst the chaos and confusion that left a multitude of families homeless in numerous parts of central Taiwan and Taipei, the TRCO was one of the first to arrive at the scene of the
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Taipei: Earthquake Appeal No. 25/99 Operations Update No. 8


Launched on 24 September 1999 for CHF 3.3 million for 4 months. Budget increased to CHF 48.4 million and the rehabilitation programme will be extended to the end of December 2002 in this Operations Update.
Beneficiaries: 100,000

Period covered: July 2001 - May 2002 (last Ops. Update issued: 10 July 2001, report no: 7); 19 June, 2002

"At a Glance"

Appeal coverage: 100%

Outstanding needs: None

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Taipei government ordered to pay quake victims 13.8 mln US dollars

TAIPEI, April 29 (AFP) - Taipei district court on Monday ruled that the city government must pay 480 million Taiwan dollars (13.8 million US) compensation for dozens of victims killed when their building toppled in the devastating 1999 earthquake.

In his verdict Judge Chen Po-wen said the city government should be held responsible for the tragedy as officials had issued improper construction and operation liences for the Tunghsing building some 20 years ago.

In the island's biggest compensation case, the city government was ordered to pay three million Taiwan dollars

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One year on - Taipei earthquake

It is exactly one year since a devastating earthquake struck the island of Taiwan, leaving 2,368 dead, more than 10,000 seriously injured and over 300,000 homeless. Scenes of devastation; collapsed buildings, broken bridges, landslides and rescue operations emphasised the severity and scale of the disaster.
Now, one year later, families in Red-Cross funded housing units are working together in newly-formed communities, rebuilding schools and communal facilities; their lives coming back into place. An overwhelming response to an appeal launched by the International
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Taipei: Earthquake Situation Report No. 5

Reference no. 25/99 - Budget Revision
Period covered: 20 January to 15 May 2000

The emergency phase of the operation has now been completed and the rehabilitation programme involving the Taiwan Red Cross Organisation (TRCO) is well underway. The international response to the Federation request for assistance received overwhelming support and is enabling the TRCO to support a range of rehabilitation projects, from rebuilding to community support and disaster preparedness.

The context

The 7.6 Richter scale earthquake which

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Rebuilding lives in Taiwan

Hsinshe village nestles on the slopes of the mountain range of Taichung County in Taiwan. It is a peaceful place and there is little remaining evidence of the devastating earthquake which shook this community last September. Most of the villagers have resumed their everyday life.
The Pai family is, however, still struggling to reconstruct theirs. Pai Yuan Yu-Ping, 30, is worried about the future. Their house was completely destroyed in the earthquake, and her husband was seriously injured after being trapped under rubble for several hours
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Two earthquakes rock Taiwan

TAIPEI, Feb 16 (AFP) - Two earthquakes including one measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted southern Taiwan Wednesday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, seismologists said.

The stronger quake hit at 5:33 a.m. (2133 GMT Tuesday) and originated 9.2 kilometers (six miles) below the earth's surface near Mount Ali, a popular scenic spot in Chiayi county.

The second quake measuring 4.5 was felt at 8:06 a.m. (0006 GMT), and had its epicenter in the same area about 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Mount Ali. It originated 13.4 kilometers

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China's Red Cross Receives 103 Million Yuan Donation 1999

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Xinhua
BEIJING (Jan. 21) XINHUA - The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) received 103 million yuan (12.4 million U.S. dollars) in overseas donations in 1999 to benefit more than two million disaster victims, according to a RCSC official.

The funds donated by foreign countries, as well as Hong Kong and Taiwan, were spent on disaster-relief goods such as rice, medicines, winter clothing and quilts, Wang Lizhong, vice president of the RCSC, told the press today.

Statistics from the Ministry of Civil Affairs showed that 2,966 people were killed and 353 million people affected

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China provides pre-festival aid to disaster-hit areas

Beijing (dpa) - The Chinese government and the Red Cross this week doled out relief aid to boost flagging morale among millions of people affected by natural disasters in the past year, officials said on Friday.

The aid was dispatched as Chinese prepared for the Lunar New Year celebration in February.

China's Red Cross Society on Friday dispatched four teams to distribute some 1.5 million yuan (181,000 dollars) worth of meat, flour and cooking oil to disaster-stricken areas of Qinghai, Shaanxi, Hebei, Shanxi, Zhejiang, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang and Tibet, a Red Cross

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Emergency Assistance (Provision of Temporary Housing) for Earthquake Afflicted in Taiwan

On December 10 (Fri), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency assistance of about 62 million yen to two NGOs (Shanti Volunteer Association and World Vision Japan), which are engaged in supporting those who lost their houses in the earthquake in Taiwan. While the Government of Japan has been extending various kinds of assistance to Taiwan since the earthquake, including the dispatch of a disaster relief team and a medical team, emergency grant aassistance and the provision of 1,000 temporary houses, this will be the first financial
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Two new quakes reminder of thousands of cold homeless in Taiwan

TAIPEI, Nov 29 (AFP) - Two more earthquakes jolted Taiwan Monday, as thousands of people left homeless by a devastating tremor more than two months ago seem increasingly likely to face a chilly winter.

The first tremor measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale struck at 00:07 a.m. (1607 GMT Sunday) some 11 kilometers (about 6.8 miles) east of the southern city of Chiayi, the country's seismology center said.

A second quake of the same magnitude hit at 07:45 a.m. (2345 GMT Sunday), with its epicenter located about 32 kilometers (20 miles) south of Chupei, in northern Taiwan.

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AmeriCares Relief Effort in Taiwan: Update 22 Oct 1999

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AmeriCares
Situation: More than 2,100 people were killed and over 8,000 more injured in Taiwan's strongest earthquake. Hundreds are still trapped in the rubble after the 7.6-magnitude quake toppled apartments, homes, hotels and other buildings across central Taiwan. More than 100,000 Taiwanese are homeless, many afraid to go indoors for fear of additional aftershocks. The quake was about the same strength as the one that shattered Turkey on August 17th.
Response: AmeriCares and Northwest Airlines joined forces to deliver over 8,000 pounds of relief supplies