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- Xinhua: Houses damaged in Jilin's 5.1-magnitude quake. 19 May 2019
- Xinhua: Yunnan drought affects more than 300,000 people. 18 May 2019
- Govt. China: China will build an integrated big data application platform for emergency management. 9 May 2019
- Govt. China: Eastern China enters main flood season as summer monsoon in South China Sea onset occurs. 17 May 2019
- Xinhua: Yunnan sweats in severe drought. 16 May 2019
CHANGCHUN, May 18 (Xinhua) -- As of Saturday noon, 476 people have been affected after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake jolted northeast China's Jilin Province, local authorities said.
Around 167 households were damaged due to the quake in Ningjiang District of the city of Songyuan, among which 33 households suffered from serious house damages.
75 people have been relocated and no casualties or injuries have been reported.
The earthquake has caused direct economic loss of over 3 million yuan (around 435,600 U.S. dollars).
KUNMING, May 17 (Xinhua) -- A severe drought has affected more than 300,000 people in southwest China's Yunnan Province.
As of Thursday, 309,000 people had difficulties accessing drinking water, while 93,000 domestic animals were also facing a water shortage.
Government authorities have sent experts to help with drought-relief efforts, with staff sending water to people in dire need.
On May 14, it is reported that the summer monsoon in the South China Sea burst earlier than normal years.
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BEIJING, May 13 (Xinhua) -- China will closely monitor the weather and reservoir conditions as a new round of heavy rainfall is about to arrive, the Minister of Water Resources (MWR) said Monday.
From Tuesday to Friday, heavy rain and stormy weather are expected to hit many southern regions including the provinces of Guizhou, Hunan and Jiangxi, and Chongqing Municipality, according to the National Meteorological Center.
KUNMING, May 15 (Xinhua) -- A severe drought is affecting southwest China's Yunnan Province, with swathes of crops damaged.
Bad meteorological conditions have brought much less precipitation in Yunnan. As of Tuesday, 273,280 hectares of crops had been affected, with 91,160 hectares suffering damage.
Drought has been reported in 110 monitored sites in Yunnan, meteorological authorities said. The northwest, middle and south of Yunnan are in severe drought.
The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:
"Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I). "
"The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II)."
TEHRAN, 14 May 2019 (IRCS) – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has received the third consignment of Chinese government as well as cash contribution from the people of Pishawar, Pakistan, for Iran’s flood-hit families.
The Chinese government’s consignment includes 400 tents, 300 sewage pumps, 60 loudspeakers and 20 generators. The consignment arrived in Tehran’s Imam Khomeini international airport on Monday morning, 13 May.
China sent two consignments earlier, which included tents.
This study explores the automated spatiotemporal and attribute information extraction of earthquake events from web news reports and online official reports in China from 2015 to 2017. Combined with a web crawler, natural language processing, and geographic information science, a set of rules is created to automatically extract spatiotemporal and attribute information for earthquake events from web text, and geocoding is applied to map the earthquake events. The spatial and temporal distribution characteristics of earthquake events extracted from the web texts are then analyzed.
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EIJING, May 12 (Xinhua) -- China will hold over 1,000 lectures on earthquake resistance and disaster relief nationwide this year as the country made persistent efforts on raising public awareness and capability of disaster reduction.
The lectures will be held in schools, government agencies, enterprises, communities and villages in forms including expert instruction, emergency first-aid training and evacuation drills, the China Earthquake Administration said on the launch ceremony of the lectures Sunday.
In order to improve the level of services, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) will promote the application of new technologies in this year's meteorological services for flood season.
CHENGDU, May 10 (Xinhua) -- Sichuan, a quake-prone province in southwest China, will provide its residents earthquake early warning services by the end of this year, according to the Sichuan Earthquake Administration.
The early warning services include alerting residents seconds before seismic waves arrive through multiple broadcasting systems, using the theory that radio waves travel faster than seismic waves.
KUNMING, May 10 (Xinhua) -- The Yunnan Provincial Meteorological Bureau issued Friday an orange alert for drought as a result of decreasing precipitation and abnormal high temperature.
Part of the southwestern province has been affected by heavy drought, with severe drought hitting some areas in Pu'er, Xishuangbanna, Kunming, Qujing and other places.
The drought will continue since most of the drought-prone regions is facing no effective precipitation in the next seven days, the bureau said, warning of forest fire in parts of the province.
Globally, between 2016 and 2017, the number of reported measles cases increased by 31%, while in the WHO Western Pacific Region (WPR), the total number of cases reported decreased by 82% during the same period. However, there was an increase in cases reported in WPR, from 11 118 in 2017 to 26 163 cases in 2018. A resurgence of measles cases has been seen in all WHO Regions.
10 May 2019, Geneva - Tropical storms, monsoon floods, conflict and violence displaced 13.4 million people across South Asia and East Asia and the Pacific last year, according to a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
The Global Report on Internal Displacement reveals that 9.6 million new displacements were recorded in East Asia and the Pacific, and 3.8 million in South Asia, an overall increase compared with 2017.
Internal displacement is a global challenge, but it is also heavily concentrated in a few countries and triggered by few events. 28 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and disasters across 148 countries and territories were recorded in 2018, with nine countries each accounting for more than a million.
10 May 2019, Geneva – A record 41.3 million people are displaced inside their own countries because of conflict and violence, according to a new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
China is planning to construct a full-covered comprehensive big data application platform for emergency management, which is based on the national data sharing platform system and makes best use of big data, cloud computing, Internet of things and other technologies, to achieve online monitoring, warning and forecast in advance for major risks and hidden dangers, and efficiently handling of disasters and accidents.
BEIJING, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Natural disasters affected about 1.7 million people in China last month, with 47 killed, 3 missing and 15,000 relocated, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management Tuesday.
Destroying houses and damaging crops, natural disasters caused direct economic losses of 3.23 billion yuan in April (about 477.71 million U.S. dollars), the ministry said.
The country was mainly hit by floods and hailstorms last month, while earthquakes, landslides, low temperatures, snow disasters and forest fires caused damages to various extents.
TEHRAN, 4 May 2019 (IRCS) – Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has received the second relief consignments of China and Austria for the flood-hit people of the country.
The government of China dispatched its second shipment to support the Iranian flood-affected people including 1,400 tents.
The first consignment of China for the Iranian flood-affected people arrived in Iran last week and included 2,600 tents.