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26 Oct 2011 description
report Maplecroft

Calcutta, Dhaka, Jakarta and Manila rated ‘extreme risk’ in study of climate change vulnerability

The fourth release of Maplecroft’s Climate Change and Environment Risk Atlas includes a new Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI) that analyses and maps climate change vulnerability down to 25km² worldwide. It reveals that some of the world’s fastest growing populations are increasingly at risk from the impacts of climate related natural hazards including sea level rise.

22 Jul 2011 description
report Xinhua

English.news.cn 2011-07-22 05:52:58

BEIJING, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Various kinds of disasters in China left 7,844 people dead or missing and affected a total of 430 million persons last year, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Civil Affairs on Thursday.

The disasters in 2010 also resulted in direct economic losses of 533.99 billion yuan (82.72 billion U.S. dollars), the report said.

The country witnessed multiple serious disasters, including the severe earthquake in Qinghai's Yushu and the landslide in Gansu's Zhouqu, the report said.

01 Mar 2011 description

On March 1, when interviewed by the media, Zheng Guoguang, Administrator of China Meteorological Administrator (CMA), said that in this year's annual meetings of National People's Congress (NPC) and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) he would put forward to make meteorological disaster prevention law.

27 Dec 2010 description

This report covers the period 1 July to 10 December 2010

IFRC's vision is to inspire, encourage, facilitate and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies, with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering, and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.

27 Dec 2010 description

This report covers the period 1 July to 31 December 2010

In brief

Programme purpose: To coordinate support to host national societies as they scale up their humanitarian work in line with Strategy 2020.

Programme summary: The Southeast Asia secretariat team based in Bangkok:

- Supports and guides country office teams in Cambodia/Lao PDR, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Timor-Leste, Thailand, and Viet Nam;

- Provides requested technical support to the above countries as well as national societies with no secretariat country presence (i.e.

22 Dec 2010 description
report Xinhua

China's grain production will increase 15.6 billion kilograms to 546.4 billion kilograms this year as farmers' per capita net income grows 10 percent to 5,800 yuan (865.7 U.S.

07 Dec 2010 description
report Xinhua

English.news.cn 2010-12-07 23:14:56

LANZHOU, Dec.

03 Dec 2010 description
report World Bank

As natural disasters hit with increasing frequency, especially in coastal areas, it is imperative to better understand how much natural disasters affect economies and their people. This requires disaggregated measures of natural disasters that can be reliably linked to households, the first challenge this paper tackles. In particular, a methodology is illustrated to create natural disaster and hazard maps from first hand, geo-referenced meteorological data.

18 Nov 2010 description
report Xinhua

English.news.cn, 2010-11-18 18:06:44

BEIJING, Nov.

03 Nov 2010 description

Executive summary

In the context of the Asia Pacific zone's demographic, socio-economic and environmental trends, the East Asia region is at high risk from a wide range of disasters and health emergencies.

There are five nations within the East Asia region: China, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the Republic of Korea (RoK), Mongolia and Japan.

28 Oct 2010 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Thursday it has earmarked 150 million yuan (22.4 million U.S.

17 Oct 2010 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

17 Oct 2010 10:35:04 GMT

* Super typhoon bearing down on northern Philippines

* Could halve rice harvest - Cagayan governor

* Evacuations begin; landfall expected by 8 a.m.

16 Oct 2010 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

16 Oct 2010 05:23:23 GMT

MANILA, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Typhoon Megi was gathering strength as it moved towards the north of the Philippines' main island of Luzon on Saturday, and the government moved emergency workers and relief goods to rice- and corn-production areas.

A category 3 typhoon with winds of 140 kph (85 mph), Megi was about 980 km (610 miles) east of northern Luzon and moving at 20 kph west northwest towards northern Cagayan province, said Nathaniel Servando, a …

03 Sep 2010 description

by Larry Lopez

Tabuk, Kalinga (3 September) -- Joining the multi-sectoral fight against dengue, some barangays in the province allotted their food-for-work appropriation for the clearing of canals and water passages to eradicate possible breeding places of mosquitoes.

Imelda Polig, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Cordillera Regional Representative to Kalinga, said many barangays of this town and in Balbalan municipality utilized their food-for-work allocation …

01 Sep 2010 description
report IRIN

MANILA, 1 September 2010 (IRIN) - The Philippines is bracing for severe flooding over the next few months as a result of the La Niña weather effect, which is expected to whip up heavy storms. Some specialists are saying the country is not adequately prepared.

With the country's infrastructure and emergency safety mechanisms still reeling from the effects of Tropical Storm Ketsana [

12 Aug 2010 description

GLIDE n=B0 FL-2010-000122-CHN

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent emergency response.

10 Aug 2010 description

Vietnam is likely to be among the countries hardest hit by climate change, mainly through rising sea levels and changes in rainfall and temperatures. Agriculture can be extensively affected by climate change, and designing effective adaptation strategies will be critical for maintaining food security, rural employment, and foreign exchange earnings. This paper examines these critical issues and thereby makes two contributions to the literature.