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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.

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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.

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Red Cross helps those affected by the earthquake in Lushan, China

On April 20, 2013, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Lushan, located in the Sichuan province of China. The disaster resulted in nearly 200 deaths and affected more than 2 million people. In addition, hundreds of aftershocks were reported - the biggest was reported to have reached a magnitude of 5.3.

As one of the most active charity organizations in Canada, the Canadian Red Cross is committed to helping those affected by emergencies and disasters wherever they occur around the world.

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Milk Powder Distributed in Chunguang Village

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Jinde Charities

On June 8, 2013, Jinde relief team distributed the BabyBio organic milk powder in Chunguang Village, Taipingzhen.   

This was a joint distribution carried out by Jinde Charities and China Foundation of Poverty Alleviation, sending love to children in disaster area. The distribution will cover Chunguang Village in Taipingzhen, Lushan County, Jianlian Village, Lingguanzhen, Baoxing County and Sanhe Village and Wanli Village, Huangmuzhen, Hanyuan County. The total value of the milk powder is more than 400,000 yuan.

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Jinde relief office offcially settled in Ya'an Center for Social Organizations

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Jinde Charities

Jinde relief office was offcially settled in Ya'an Center for Social Organizations and Volunteers on June 7. About one month after the earthquake, the local government set up an office center for organizations and voluntters who are doing good relief work in Lushan earthquake zone. The office center offers free rooms for those teams in order to help their relief work and it will be very convenient for those organizations and volunteers to share information.

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MOFCOM Set up Online Farm Produce Matchmaking Platform for Ya’an Quake-stricken Areas

New Countryside Commerce Net of MOFCOM carried out farm produce promotion activities in recent days to support Ya’an quake-stricken areas and set up Ya’an Online Farm Produce Matchmaking Platform. The Platform included Ya’an agricultural specialities, such as tea, ginger, cherry, Jinhua pear, loquat, kiwi, Chinese yam and apple being or to be on the market, and suppliers’ information. The period for sale is from May to December of 2013.

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Chinese official urges greater quake reconstruction efforts

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Xinhua

Editor: Mu Xuequan

CHENGDU, June 4 (Xinhua) -- State Councilor Wang Yong has demanded greater efforts to resettle people who were affected by an earthquake that hit southwest China's Sichuan Province in April.

Local authorities should work to prevent secondary disasters and provide basic services to those affected, Wang said while touring Lushan County, the site of the quake, on June 2 and 3.

A 7.0-magnitude quake hit the county on April 20 and left at least 196 people dead.