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Bangladesh + 14 others
USAID/OFDA Asia disaster preparedness and mitigation programs fact sheet #1 (FY 2005)


U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)

Note: The last fact sheet was dated July 6, 2004

Background

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Natural disasters claim 2,250 lives in China last year

BEIJING, Feb 20 (AFP) - Floods, droughts, typhoons, earthquakes and other natural disasters killed 2,250 people in China last year and caused losses of up to 160.23 billion yuan (19.37 billion dollars), state media reported Sunday.
Jia Zhibang, vice minister of civil affairs, told a meeting on disaster relief that 1.55 million houses were flattened along with infrastructure and commercial premises and 4.4 million hectares (10.8 million acres) of crops were destroyed.

A national communications network linking disaster relief organizations at provincial, prefectural and county levels

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Turning the tide of disaster in China

by John Sparrow in Beijing
China is counting the cost. After another horrendous flood season, countless earthquakes, droughts and a series of typhoons the disaster toll in the world's most populous nation has again been crippling.

The Ministry of Civil Affairs has reported that in the first nine months of this year alone more than 1,300 lives were lost and 170 million people were affected. Direct economic losses across the country, it says, amounted to almost US$ 11 billion.

The day after the ministry released those

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China: Floods and Landslides Information Bulletin No. 8/2004

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

In Brief

This Information Bulletin (no. 08/2004) is being issued based on the needs described below reflecting the information available at this time. CHF 200,000 has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). The Federation does not anticipate further needs. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are needed. This operation

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China: Floods and Landslides Information Bulletin No. 7/2004

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 organi sation and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.
In Brief

This Information Bulletin (no. 07/2004) is being issued based on the needs described below reflecting the information available at this time. CHF 200,000 has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). The Federation does not anticipate further needs. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are needed. This operation

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Afghanistan + 24 others
Health Action in Crises Monthly Report Aug 2004

DISCLAIMER: The following is a non-exhaustive selection of health-related events and WHO actions undertaken during the stated period in specific countries in which populations are experiencing crisis conditions. This has been compiled by WHO/Health Action in Crises (HAC/HQ), in consultation with relevant Country and Regional Offices. If you are a WHO staff member and wish to contribute to this update, please write crises@who.int.
For a list of acronyms, please see the last page of this update.

AFRO West Africa Sub-Region

Regional Office Focal Point: K.E

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China: Floods and Landslides Information Bulletin No. 6/2004

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 are active in over 181 countries.
In Brief

This Information Bulletin (no. 06/2004) is being issued based on the needs described below reflecting the information available at this time. CHF 200,000 has been allocated from the Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). The Federation does not anticipate further needs. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are needed. This operation

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China: Yunnan Earthquake - Location map

Map Created by the Eurpoean Commission's Joint Research Centre.
Population Data used in this map is taken from the LandScan 2000 database.
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China: World Vision assesses needs in Zhaotong City, Yunnan following quake

Report
World Vision
World Vision's relief team has completed an on-site disaster assessment in Ludian County, Zhaotong City, Yunnan.

Thousands of quake victims are still at the mercy of aftershocks. Almost 100 aftershocks have been recorded so far leaving thousands of people homeless for at least a couple of months.

"It is still raining. The bad weather worsens the lives of thousands sleeping in open areas. The victims here have an urgent need for shelter and protective materials as aftershocks have still continued," said Kang Chen World Vision's relief worker in Ludian county over the weekend.

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Cracked reservoir walls threaten thousands in China

BEIJING, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Nearly 50,000 people are in danger after a deadly earthquake struck southwestern China this week and opened cracks in walls of several reservoir dams that could collapse, officials said on Friday.

Four people were killed, nearly 600 people injured and more than 125,000 left homeless in Ludian county in Yunnan Province by Tuesday's earthquake, which measured 5.6 on the open-ended Richter scale.

The tremor damaged 22 rammed-earth reservoirs about 400 km (240 miles) north of the provincial capital, Kunming. Leaks

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China quake cracks reservoirs, 47,000 people in danger

BEIJING, Aug 12 (Reuters) - More than 125,000 people were left homeless after an earthquake in southwest China killed four, injured nearly 600 and cracked walls in reservoirs posing a threat to villages downstream, Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.

The quake, measuring 5.6 on the open-ended Richter scale, rocked the county of Ludian in Yunnan province on Tuesday, collapsing more than 18,000 houses and damaging 45,000 others. Relief workers were rushing tents, medicine and food to the disaster area, Xinhua said.

The State Flood Control and Drought Relief

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More than 125,000 homeless after China quake

BEIJING, Aug 12 (AFP) - More than 125,000 people have been left homeless after an earthquake in southwest China that killed four and injured nearly 600, local officials said Thursday.

The 5.6 Richter-scale quake rocked Ludian County in Yunnan province late Tuesday, causing massive damage to buildings.

Some 126,234 people, or a third of the county, were living in tents or in the open after 18,556 houses collapsed, according to the latest statistics reported by the Xinhua news agency.

In addition, 65,601 houses were damaged,

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China: Yunnan Earthquake Information Bulletin No. 1

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 organi sation and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.

In Brief

This Information Bulletin 01/2004 is being issued for information only. The Federation is not seeking funding or other assistance from donors for this operation at this time.

The Situation

According to the latest reports received on 12 August from a representative of the Red Cross Society of China's

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China quake death toll climbs to four with 600 injured

BEIJING, Aug 11 (AFP) - The death toll in an earthquake in southwest China rose to four, officials said Wednesday as hospitals struggled to cope with the nearly 600 injured and rescuers continued searching for survivors.

The 5.6 Richter-scale quake ripped through Ludian County in Yunnan province late Tuesday, flattening almost 10,000 houses and forcing the evacuation of 50,000 people.

A National Seismological Bureau official told AFP late Wednesday that the death toll had increased to four, but declined to give other details.

One of the deaths was a four-year-old

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