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China Annual Report 2013 (MAACN001)

Period covered: January to December 2013

Overview

5 May 2014 In the past year, the East Asia Regional Delegation (EARD) has continued to support the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) on both long-term development programmes as well as emergency response.

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East Asia Regional Delegation Annual Report 2013 (MAA54001)

Period covered: January to December 2013

Overview

East Asia Regional Delegation

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Sichuan Ya’an Earthquake One-Year-On : Hong Kong Red Cross rebuilding over 3,300 houses

(Hong Kong‧19 April 2014) One year after the powerful earthquake struck Ya’an Prefecture of Sichuan Province, the Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) has completed all emergency relief activities, and is dedicating its support to the reconstruction of 3,301 village houses in three counties in Ya’an Prefecture, of which, 10% have been completed.

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Save the Children donated neonatal resource packs to areas affected by Ya’an earthquake

On February 23rd, 2014, Save the Children donated neonatal resource packs to 730 villages and township health centres in Yucheng District, Mingshan District, Lushan County and Baoxing County affected by an earthquake in Ya'an City, Sichuan Province. This is another move made by Save the Children together with partners in promoting maternal & child health in disaster areas, following the post-disaster support for maternal & child health and basic health care by Save the Children and Sichuan Provincial MCH Hospital in January 2014.

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Progress report: Rebuilding communities one year after quake

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Mercy Corps

Nearly one year has passed since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated communities in China’s Ya’an Prefecture, leaving thousands displaced and two million impacted across the region.

After a disaster like the April 20 quake, we partner with local organizations to maximize our reach and provide the support families really need — and our partnership with the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) enabled us to quickly respond to the needs of families whose lives had just been turned upside down.

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China: Earthquake DREF Operation Update MDRCN005 - Final Report

Period covered by this update: 25 April 2013 – 31 October 2013.

Summary: CHF 400,000 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 25 April 2013 to support the National Society in delivering assistance to some 20,000 beneficiaries.

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Asia-Pacific Humanitarian Bulletin 2013

The year was marked by 137 natural disasters in the region, compared with 93 separate events in 2012. The number of people killed by disasters was almost six times higher.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Livelihood Development and Breeding Project Was Carried Out in Ya’an Disaster Area

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Jinde Charities

The Livelihood Development Project in Ya’an disaster area put forwarded by Jinde Charities over the meeting of “Beautiful Village, Go Together with Charities”had got through evaluation of the project committee and got financial assistance from China Foundation of Poverty Alleviation. The project would be carried out in Dahe Village, Taiping Town, helping local people develop breeding industry in the form of professional cooperative of farmers.

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Celebrating recovery in communities rattled by earthquake

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Mercy Corps

Filed by: Zhang Jia
Program Coordinator

Written in collaboration with Liu Wanlan, Program Logistics Officer.

The first Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) after a disaster is a welcomed ceremony. It is a time of renewal — a chance for communities to honor the sacrifice many families have suffered, and look toward building a better future.

In the midst of this ongoing two-week festival, we are celebrating a successful project helping kids in remote China recover after their communities were rattled by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake last April.

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Supporting and strengthen the community after Ya’an earthquake

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Amity Foundation

"The colored-steel granary is good… I am not worried about the food turning bad, I am also not afraid of mice ruining the harvest and it is much more clean than the former one.", said Yanghan Xiang, a 60-year-old villager from Xiaoluo Village of Laochang Township, on October 17th after receiving a colored steel storage system as a donation by Amity. “The Ya’an earthquake destroyed our house and the rebuilding has just begun. It is a big problem to store our grain. Because in Ya'an it is raining heavily. We were afraid of that the grain would be rotten.

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Kindergartens at heart of post-earthquake recovery

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Mercy Corps

Earlier this summer, “Gangnam Style” had the youngest residents of central China’s rural Feixingguang village dancing in the street. Just six weeks earlier, these children’s homes and school were destroyed by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Ya’an prefecture in the Sichuan province.

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Sichuan earthquake: Learning to smile again

“Since the earthquake, she always sleeps closest to the door, so that she can escape quickly,” says the mother of 11-year-old Lu Xueqing. “She often grabs my hand, afraid that something is about to happen.”

This is a result of the distress Xueqing had to cope with in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck Ya’an prefecture on 20 April. It was 7.0 magnitude and killed 190 people; many of those who survived, like Xueqing, are still badly affected.

“She didn’t smile for a long time”

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Disasters wreak havoc in large areas of China in 2013

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Amity Foundation

On 27th of August, he Hong Kong Government accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved grants of HK $4.087 million to Amity Foundation for their relief work to flood affected areas in Sichuan and Guangxi that took place in July. Xinhua News agency reported on July 17th that the flood caused 68 dead and 179 people missing. Overall, 13.400 houses have collapsed, 3.47 million people have been affected, and 300.000 flood victims have to be relocated. Furthermore, the heavy rainfall caused landslides and destroyed much of the crop.

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Sichuan earthquake: Helping children three months on

By David Bloomer, Save the Children’s Child Protection Advisor, Asia

On my recent trip to the quake-affected areas of Sichuan Province, China, many children spoke about how Save the Children’s child-friendly spaces (CFS) have been instrumental in helping them deal with the distress and chaos in the aftermath of the earthquake. “When we attend the CFS we can see our friends and talk and take our mind off things and the teachers [facilitators] are very nice and help us a lot,” a 10-year-old girl said to me.

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China: Sichuan Earthquake DREF operation n° MDRCN005 - Operation Update n°2

Period covered by this update: 4 May- 23 July 2013.

Summary: CHF 400,000 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 25 April 2013 to support Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) in delivering assistance to 5,000 families (20,000 beneficiaries).

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Lushan earthquake reconstruction to strengthen disaster monitoring and forecasting

Source:China Meteorological News Press

The State Council recently issued “Lushan earthquake restoration and reconstruction plan”. The plan focuses on conservation area, emphasizes prevention of geological disasters, and strengthens to construct integrated capacity for disaster prevention and mitigation.

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Severe floods affect 16,900 in SW China quake-hit region

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Xinhua

CHENGDU, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Rainstorm-triggered floods have affected about 16,900 people in Ya'an City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, which was shaken by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake in April, local authorities said Tuesday.

Heavy rain started to batter Ya'an early Monday morning, causing river water levels to rise in excess of warning levels and flood in three of the worst-hit townships in the city's Yucheng District, according to the district government.

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Natural disasters on Chinese mainland kill 782

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Xinhua

The country was hit by an earthquake, drought, floods,snow-triggered disasters, hail, landslides, sandstorms, prairie fires, storms, typhoons and frost from January to June.

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Habitat for Humanity China recruits volunteers to distribute relief kits to families affected by Sichuan earthquake

Bangkok, 28th June 2013 – Habitat for Humanity China is currently recruiting volunteers and securing corporate sponsors to support distribution of relief kits to families affected by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Sichuan on Saturday 20 April.