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03 Apr 2008 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/06 to 31/12/07 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

In brief

Programmes summary: Through support of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent's (The Federation) appeal, the programmes set forth by the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) in disaster management, health and organizational development are in line with the Global Agenda Goals and contribute towards the Millennium Development Goals.

09 Oct 2007 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Oct9, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) has raised 4.2 billion yuan in relief funds in the past 20 years to help 160 million people affected by natural disasters, a senior RCSC official said on Tuesday.

RCSC has also established a nationwide disaster relief network which consists of six regional and 13 provincial-level relief centers in places frequently hit by national disasters, RCSC deputy president Su Juxiang said.

"The relief network greatly enhances RCSC's effectiveness to respond to nature disasters," Su said.

23 May 2007 description

BEIJING, May 23 (Reuters) - Natural disasters including typhoons, floods and droughts killed 3,186 people in China in 2006, the death toll rising 28.7 percent on the previous year, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday.

Natural disasters damaged some 41 million hectares (101 million acres) of farmland and destroyed more than 1.9 million houses.

02 Aug 2006 description

The International Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 185 countries.

29 Jun 2006 description

The Federation's vision is to strive, through voluntary action, for a world of empowered communities, better able to address human suffering and crises with hope, respect for dignity and a concern for equity. Its mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 183 countries.

11 Jan 2006 description
report Xinhua

URUMQI, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Consecutive snowfall has caused five avalanches, burying more than 200 cars in Gouzigou, a resort located in the Ili Kazak Autonomous Prefecture of the Xinjiang UygurAutonomous Region, local police said on Wednesday.

The avalanches occurred early Wednesday morning at the Guozigou section of the No. 312 National Highway.

11 Jan 2006 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 183 countries.

10 Jan 2006 description

Some relief materials worth RMB 160,000 have been sent to Xinjiang's snowbound areas by the national office of the Chinese Red Cross (RCSC), according to an fficer of RCSC. The relief items include 2000 quilts and 1000 cotton coats, which will be distributed to some victims in Altay prefecture, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

07 Jan 2006 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Jan.7 -- Heavy snows of up to 1 metre have stranded 220,000 people in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, cutting off traffic and communications.

Winds from Siberia also caused temperatures to drop sharply to minus 43 C in some areas.

Altogether lives of more than 620,000 people have been affected and 9,234 heads of livestock were killed, Xinjiang Daily reported.

About 100,000 people have also been forced to leave their homes because of the snow.

A week-long blizzard that started December 29 also toppled houses, especially in the northern parts of …

01 Jan 2006 description


This appeal seeks CHF 6,574,313(1) to fund programmes and activities to be implemented in 2006 and 2007. These programmes are aligned with the International Federation's Global Agenda, which sets out four broad goals to meet the Federation's mission to "improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity".
Global Agenda Goals:

1. Reduce the numbers of deaths, injuries and impact from disasters.

2. Reduce the number of deaths, illnesses and impact from diseases and public health emergencies.