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24 Mar 2017 description

The conflict between Burmese government forces and Kokang rebels intensified in the Laogai area yesterday.

According to a TV report on China’s Nansan News, the road between Nansan (Nansanzhen) and Mengdui (Mengduixiang) in China was closed after artillery shells landed nearby.

“Many shells landed. They were fired across the border and landed about two miles inside Chinese territory,” a local said when interviewed by the TV station.

13 Mar 2017 description

Aid workers and those displaced express fears of more violent and protracted conflict than previous flare-up in Kokang region in early 2015

By James Pomfret

NANSAN, China, March 13 (Reuters) - Within earshot of mortar fire echoing from beyond a ring of hills, a sprawling relief camp in Southwestern China is swelling steadily after fighting erupted last week between a rebel ethnic army in Myanmar and government troops just across the border.

22 Nov 2016 description

By Nang Mya Nadi / DVB

Fighting on Sunday in northern Shan State’s Muse District between the Burmese army and ethnic armed groups compelled hundreds of local civilians to flee across the border to China, according to local sources. Unconfirmed reports indicate there may have been civilian fatalities as well.

03 Oct 2016 description

CHINA

On 27 September, Typhoon Megi, made landfall in Taiwan Province of China killing four people and injuring over 160 people. Megi caused power outages which affected over 3 million houses – the worst disruption of electrical supply in Taiwan Province of China since Typhoon Soudelor in 2015 (which cut power to more than 4 million houses).

26 Sep 2016 description

CHINA

Since 18 September, torrential rainfall has caused flooding, mud flows and landslides in Sichuan and Yunnan provinces. As of 22 September (09:00, UTC+8), 14 deaths were confirmed and nine people were reported missing while an additional 5,400 people were temporarily relocated. 81,000 people across 28 counties and 13 cities in the two provinces have been affected, including over 8,000 people who need immediate assistance. Local disaster management authorities have provided relief assistance to the affected communities.

20 Aug 2016 description
  • Tropical Cyclone DIANMU made landfall on 18 August early morning (UTC) in Guangdong (China) as a Tropical Storm continued moving east slightly strengthening. As of 19 August early morning (UTC), about 40 000 people are reported to have been evacuated and 200 houses have been damaged in Hainan province (China).

  • On 19 August at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 75 km south-east of Hai Phong city and 200 km south-east of the capital Hanoi. It had max. sustained winds speed of 74 km/h (tropical storm).

12 Jul 2016 description

TC NEPARTAK
• TC NEPARTAK made landfall along the coast of Fujian (China) on 9 July, as a Tropical Storm. Then it moved inland weakening. Heavy rains affected the areas along its path, causing floods.
• In Fujian and Jiangxi provinces (China): nine people died, at least 18 went missing, over 213 000 evacuated and over 11 400 houses damaged.
• In Taiwan: three people died and at least 300 were injured.

11 Jul 2016 description

CHINA

On 8 July Typhoon Nepartak made landfall near Taitung, Taiwan Province of China, as a Cat. 4 super typhoon with wind speeds of 234 km/h. Three people were reportedly killed and nearly 17,400 people were evacuated as a result of the storm, which caused storm surges and widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure.

16 Mar 2016 description
report IRIN

By Ann Wang
NANSAN/CHINA, 16 March 2016

More than one year after war erupted between Myanmar’s military and an ethnic insurgent group, thousands of refugees who crossed the border into China are still fending for themselves in makeshift camps, ignored by both governments as well as the international community.

10 Aug 2015 description

CHINA

On 8 Aug Typhoon Soudelor killed six people in Taiwan, Province of China.
On 9 Aug Souledor hit Fujian, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Anhui provinces in mainland China.

13 Jul 2015 description

CHINA

Typhoon Chan-Hom made landfall early on 11 Jul in Zhujiajian Township in the island city of Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province, as a category 1 typhoon before being downgraded to a tropical storm on 12 Jul. Chan-Hom is decreasing intensity as it moves northeast. Some 1.9 million people in nine cities were affected by the storm, including more than 1.1 million evacuated as a precaution. No casualties are reported.

1.1 million people evacuated

10 Mar 2015 description
report The Irrawaddy

By KHIN OO THA / THE IRRAWADDY| Monday, March 9, 2015 |

Authorities in China’s Yunnan Province are urging thousands of ethnic Kokang refugees in their area to return to the conflict-affected Kokang Special Region in northern Shan State, a ruling party lawmaker from the region has said.

10 Mar 2015 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, March 7 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese city bordering Myanmar has seen more than 60,000 arrivals of refugees since the outbreak of conflicts in the north of the southeast Asian nation, the Party chief of southwest China's Yunnan Province said Saturday.

In a humanitarian spirit, China has provided the Myanmar refugees with some relief, including water and medical services, in Lincang, a city bordering Myanmar, said Li Jiheng, secretary of the Yunnan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China.

04 Mar 2015 description
report Radio Free Asia

Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan are preventing food supplies from reaching refugee camps packed with ethnic Kokang civilians fleeing the fighting across the border in Myanmar between government troops and rebel forces, local sources told RFA on Tuesday.

The blockade has sparked a crisis in some camps, where food is already running out, as well as the deaths of two people who were unable to seek emergency medical help, refugees and volunteers said.

24 Nov 2014 description

CHINA

Five people were killed and 54 others injured after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in China's Sichuan Province on 22 Nov, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. A total of 25,000 houses were damaged, affecting about 79,500 people and forcing 6,200 to relocate, according to local authorities. Among the 43 injured, six were in critical condition and another five suffering severe injuries. Eleven medical teams have reached the quake zone, and nearly 10,000 medical and epidemic prevention personnel joined the rescue efforts.

11 Aug 2014 description

CHINA

Rescue efforts are ongoing in the southwestern province of Yunnan, where a 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck on 3 Aug. At least 617 people are confirmed dead and more than 3,000 people are injured. Another 112 people are still missing.

03 May 2014 description

By AUNG KYAW ZAW

Hka Hkye Zup refugee camp, the makeshift home of more than 1,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), is located along the Burma-China border in Kachin State’s Mansi Township.

Renewed combat between the Burmese army and the Kachin Independence Army in early April has forced many of the IDPs to flee once again, this time seeking sanctuary in neighbouring China.

01 May 2014 description

Displaced residents who fled to China earlier this month to escape renewed fighting in Kachin State are suffering from a shortage of food and aid.

On 10 April, 109 displaced residents fled Hka Hkye Zup camp in Kachin’s Mansi Township, after fighting between government forces and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) came in close proximity to their camp.

The residents crossed the river into China and are now sheltering in a makeshift camp in Lung Kawk.

Conditions on the Chinese side are poor and there are not enough shelters to go round.