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12 Feb 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Zhou Xin

TAIPEI, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Two more mainland tourists were confirmed dead Sunday in Tuesday's earthquake in Taiwan's Hualien County, bringing the death toll to 17.

Rescuers found the bodies in the ruins of a 12-story building after searching for more than 100 hours.

The latest victims were from the same family of five as three were found and confirmed dead Saturday. The family of five from Beijing were staying at an hotel on the second floor of the Yun Men Tsui Ti building.

09 Feb 2018 description
report Voice of America

February 09, 2018 5:28 AM
Ralph Jennings

HUALIEN CITY, TAIWAN — Most survivors of Tuesday night’s strong earthquake in Taiwan escaped because they were on high floors that did not collapse, allowing rescue workers to find them.

As of Friday morning, 830 people had left the four collapsed or damaged buildings in the Pacific coast city of Hualien. Many broke windows or climbed out via balconies to escape the two worst-hit buildings, a 10-story hotel and a 12-story commercial-residential complex. Firefighters waited below with ladders.

09 Feb 2018 description
report Taiwan Red Cross

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan at 11:50 pm on 6th February. The strongest tremor, which posted an intensity of 7, was felt in Hualien City.

08 Feb 2018 description
report Voice of America

Last Updated: February 08, 2018 6:31 AM
VOA News

Search and rescue crews in eastern Taiwan continue to dig through the wreckage of an apartment complex that partially collapsed in a strong earthquake Tuesday.

Officials with the island's National Fire Agency on Thursday revised the death toll downward from 10 to nine people, and have cut the number of missing and unaccounted for from nearly 60 people to 10. At least three of those killed were from the Chinese mainland.

07 Feb 2018 description
report Voice of America

Last Updated: February 07, 2018 2:00 PM
VOA News

At least six people are now confirmed dead from Tuesday's strong earthquake in Taiwan, which left at least two buildings partially collapsed and tilting at dangerous angles.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.4 magnitude quake struck just before midnight local time near the coastal city of Hualien, a popular tourist destination of 100,000 residents on Taiwan's eastern coast. The quake split roads in half and caused them to buckle, left about 40,000 homes without water, and nearly 2,000 others without power.

07 Feb 2018 description
report Taiwan Red Cross

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan at 11:50 pm on 6th February. The strongest tremor, which posted an intensity of 7, was felt in Hualien City. As a result of the collapse of several buildings in Hualien, Taiwan Red Cross’s fourth rescue team, immediately dispatched 27 disaster relief volunteers to work in disaster relief and to support the Temple of temporary shelter 30 bed quilts, Hualien Arena and Chung Hua Elementary school 200 quilts, and there are150 sleeping bags, and as well as 10 large tents for those affected by the earthquake.

19 Jan 2018 description

Drought, earthquakes, floods, typhoons, volcanoes, and civil unrest, compounded by limited government response capacity in some countries, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a range of natural and complex emergencies in the region.

18 Jan 2018 description

:::“Vamos a seguir trabajando para fortalecer los lazos de hermandad”, promete nueva embajadora de China, Taiwán, Ingrid HSing:::

Con la finalidad de garantizar la seguridad alimentaria de los habitantes del Corredor Seco, y fortalecer los lazos de amistad con Honduras, el gobierno de China Taiwán, donó 400 toneladas de arroz en un evento oficial realizado en el pintoresco municipio de San Antonio de Flores, en el departamento de Choluteca.

02 Jan 2018 description

Global Overview DECEMBER 2017

28 Dec 2017 description

La Embajada de la República de China-Taiwán apoyará a la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN) en la finalización del “Plan Nacional de Implementación del Marco de Sendai para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres” del Paraguay, a través de una donación que fue confirmada este miércoles 27 con la firma de un acta en la institución. El aporte, que ascenderá a USD 11 400, incluye la sistematización e impresión de 3 000 ejemplares del material.

22 Dec 2017 description

En la tarde de este miércoles 20 de diciembre, el embajador de la República de China-Taiwán, Alexander Tah-Ray Yui, realizó la entrega de un camión Volkswagen con capacidad de nueve toneladas de carga, en concepto de donación, a la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN). Con la incorporación, aumenta la flota vehicular de la institución en beneficio de la población vulnerable a daños y pérdidas generados por eventos adversos en todo el país.

02 Dec 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 26 November - 2 December 2017 and includes updates on influenza, plague, monkeypox, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue and Zika.

27 Nov 2017 description

San Salvador, 27 de noviembre de 2017.-El Ministro de Gobernación y Desarrollo Territorial, Arístides Valencia recibió la visita de la Misión de Cooperación Técnica de la República de China (Taiwán) el objetivo de la reunión fue explorar nuevas oportunidades de cooperación para con el Ministerio de Gobernación y Desarrollo Territorial y el Sistema Nacional de Protección Civil.

01 Nov 2017 description
report La Tribuna

Honduras es uno de los países más vulnerables a los riesgos climáticos y los desastres naturales. La parte sur de Honduras, que también forma parte de las peores sequías en décadas, dejando aproximadamente a 1.3 millones de personas que necesitan asistencia humanitaria.

26 Oct 2017 description

The global burden of Improvised Explosive Devices

Iain Overton and Jennifer Dathan

There is no day that goes past without the impact of an improvised explosive device (IED) making headlines around the world. Of all explosive weapons used, the IED is the most widespread, the most harmful and the most pernicious. Based on the belief that to overcome a problem, we must first understand it, this monitor is a small step in seeking to address the terrible realities of today.
It is a monitor that is, also, a response to a call to action.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Diario El Mundo

La embajada de la República de China (Taiwán) entregó $80,000 al gobierno de El Salvador, como donativo por los daños que dejó la última onda tropical “Nate”, ayer.

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17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.