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China, Sichuan earthquake: lessons that save lives

When a huge earthquake struck Sichaun, China on 20 April this year, 12-year-old Xinqun was at home with her 6-month-old baby sister.

Xinqun immediately grabbed her baby sister and ran from the home. Thankfully, both sisters escaped unscathed.

“The roof collapsed, and the walls cracked. But thank goodness that no one was hurt,” says Xinqun.

At least 190 people lost their lives and 11,000 were injured by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake.


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Natural disasters in China showed 6 features in 2012

Source:China Meteorological News Press

Recently many departments included Ministry of Civil Affair and General Office of National Committee for Disaster Reduction organized meetings to analyze the conditions of natural disasters of China in 2012.

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East Asia (MAA54001) Mid-Year Report 2012


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (IFRC) East Asia regional office serves to support and build capacities within the national societies of the East Asia region. The region includes China, Mongolia, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Republic of Korea, and Japan. The IFRC has annual programmes that support the national societies in China, Mongolia, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

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China (MAACN001) Mid-Year Report 2012


29 August 2012

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2012


In the first half of this year, China has mainly been hit by natural disasters of earthquake, drought, storm and heavy rainfall.

Xinjiang earthquakes - On 9 March, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was hit by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake, leaving 144,000 people in two counties affected, 37,000 people evacuated, 5,200 houses collapsed and 85,000 houses destroyed.

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Mali + 4 others
IDP News Alert, 25 July 2012

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Mali: Situation critical for 107,000 IDPs amidst renewed fighting

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Central gov't allocates 122 mln USD for disaster relief fund


BEIJING, July 20 (Xinhua) -- The central government on Friday allocated 777 million yuan (about 121.9 million U.S. dollars) in disaster relief funds to ten provincial areas that have been plagued by natural disasters.

The funds will be used to settle relocated residents, subsidize the daily needs of disaster-affected people, rebuild houses and provide pensions for the relatives of the deceased, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

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SW China quake victims well looked after


Most victims of an earthquake in a mountainous area of southwest China on Sunday have received proper treatment and provisions, said local authorities on Tuesday.

Relief funds and goods have been rushed to the quake-affected region and allotted to victims. And the injured have been sent to local hospitals, according to the relief headquarters on quake sites in Yunnan and Sichuan province.

The magnitude-5.7 quake, which struck the border of Yunnan and Sichuan at 3:59 p.m., killed three people in Ninglang county of Yunnan and another person in Sichuan's Yanyuan county.

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Yunnan Earthquake 2012: Work Report 1

Situation Update

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake jolted the border of Ninglang County, Lijiang of Yunnan Province and Yanyuan County, Liangshan of Sichuan Province at 3:59 pm on 24 June. The situation in Yunnan was more serious.

According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs as of 10am on 25 June, the earthquake has affected 71,000 people in Yunnan and Sichuan. Four people died, 22 were severely injured and about 130 were hurt. 22,000 people were immediately evacuated and 3,800 houses were reported damaged.

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SW China quake kills 4, injures over 100


KUNMING, June 25 (Xinhua) -- At least four people have been killed and over 100 others injured after an earthquake hit a mountainous area in southwest China on Sunday, local authorities announced on Monday.

The magnitude-5.7 quake, which struck the border of Yunnan and Sichuan provinces at 3:59 p.m., killed three people in Ninglang county of Yunnan and another person in Sichuan's Yanyuan county.

It was followed by 53 aftershocks, with the strongest measured at magnitude 3.8, said Chen Qin, deputy head of the Yunnan provincial seismology bureau.

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Relief materials sent to quake-hit SW China


BEIJING, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Tents, quilts, coats and other relief materials have been sent to southwest China's Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in the wake of an earthquake that jolted the area on Sunday, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Monday.

Local governments in Yunnan have shipped 2,800 tents, 5,500 quilts and 4,500 coats, as well as other relief materials, to quake-hit Ninglang county, a ministry statement said.

In Sichuan's Yanyuan county, 50 tents, 100 quilts and 260 sets of clothes have been handed out to quake-hit residents, the statement said.

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China: Earthquake (as of 25 June 2012) - Location Map

24 June 2012 - A 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit a mountainous area at the border of Yunnan and Sichuan provinces. The quake killed more than 4 people and injured over 100 people, as well as damaged 4,280 houses, cut roads and water supplies.

Link: SW China quake kills 4, injures over 100 - 25 June 2012

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China quake kills at least four, injures 100

BEIJING, June 25, 2012 (AFP) - An earthquake hit a mountainous area of southwest China on Sunday, killing at least four people and injuring more than 100, state media reported.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake had a magnitude of 5.5 and struck the border between the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan just before 4:00 pm (0800 GMT), at a shallow depth of just 9.3 kilometres (5.8 miles).

The Chinese government put the magnitude of the quake at 5.7. It was followed two minutes later by an aftershock of 3.3, the China Earthquake Network Centre said.

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