HOTAN, Xinjiang, July 4 (Xinhua) -- Rescue and relief work continues following the 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China, on Friday morning.
So far, there are three confirmed deaths and 71 injured.
The Xinjiang government has earmarked a 20 million yuan (3.2 million U.S. dollars) disaster relief fund. Those affected by the quake have received 1,500 tents, 2,000 quilts and 2,000 coats.
On 25 June, the Government of Nepal hosted International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction with the aim of raising financial support for reconstruction and resilient recovery of Nepal.
Nepal’s donor partners and neighbours pledged a total of USD 4.4 billion against the Post Disaster Needs Assessment estimate of USD 6.7 billion worth of damage from the earthquake.
Setting standards: Leading Nepal children’s charity shows how earthquake appeal funds saved lives
Since a huge earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April 2015, Childreach Nepal have reached over 2,500 households with emergency aid in Sindhupalchowk district.
Childreach Nepal have created24temporary learning centres enabling over 4,000 children to continue their education and be safe from child trafficking and other forms of abuse.
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND HUMANITARIAN PRIORITIES
Ten years on, a midwife looks back on saving lives during one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history
ACEH JAYA, Indonesia – The morning of 26 December, 2004, started out like any other Sunday for Nur Asiah. The mother of two was up early washing clothes outside her parents-in-law’s house in a coastal village in the district of Aceh Jaya. But her weekend routine was abruptly interrupted when a 9.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra.
Umesh Yadav is keenly aware of the post-quake health needs of his community. For the past 12 years, the 37-year-old has staffed the only health post in Bhimtar, a village of approximately 900 households perched above Sindhupalchok’s roaring Indrawati River. The mountainous district northeast of Kathmandu was one of the worst affected by Nepal’s 25 April and 12 May earthquakes.
“Before the earthquake we planned to declare Bhimtar as open defecation free,” he says. “Due to the disaster, however, many houses have collapsed and the open defecation free program has been postponed.”
Central Visayas region of the Philippines was rocked by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, whose epicentre was in Bohol Province, on the morning of 15 October 2013. The quake, which was described as the strongest to hit the region in more than 20 years, left more than 220 people dead and displaced some 75,000 families (370,000 people) in Bohol alone. Significant destruction to infrastructure, including roads, bridges, flood control facilities, school buildings, hospitals and other public buildings was reported to reach Philippine peso (PHP) 2.2 billion.
6 activities* have been reported for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene cluster for 14 priority districts
Note: *Only 6 over 8 activities are reported in the 3W
6 activities have been reported for Education cluster for 13 priority districts