Taiwan (China): Earthquake - Sep 1999
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Most read reports
- USAID: Taiwan Earthquake Fact Sheet # 6. 29 Sep 1999
- IFRC: Taipei: Earthquake Appeal No. 25/99 Operations Update No. 9. 22 Jan 2003
- IFRC: Taipei: Earthquake Appeal No. 25/99 Operations Update No. 12. 10 Aug 2004
- USAID: USAID Activates Search and Rescue Operations for Earthquake Relief in Taiwan. 21 Sep 1999
- OCHA: China - Earthquake OCHA Situation Report No. 1. 20 Sep 1999
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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.
Appeal No. 25/99; Final Report; Period covered: September 1999 to December 2005; Final appeal coverage: 100.4%.
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 181 countries.
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is theworld's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.
The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarianorganisation and its millions of volunteers are active in over 181 countries.
Appeal No. 25/99; Operations Update no. 12; Period covered: January to June 2004; Appeal coverage: 101.76%;
Launched on 24 September 1999 for CHF 3,300,000 for four months to assist 100,000 beneficiaries.
Launched on 24 September 1999 for 3.3 million for 4 months for 100,000 beneficiaries. Budget had been increased to CHF 55.4 million and the rehabilitation programme be extended to July 2005.
At 1:47 a.m. on September 21, 1999, an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale struck central Taiwan. The quake was the most powerful in a century. It killed 2,400 people and left 50,000 homes in ruins.
Three years ago, World Vision Taiwan launched an Earthquake Rehabilitation Program to help people in the quake-hit area rebuild their homes. The three-year rehabilitation program was completed this month, and part of the rehabilitation efforts is transitioning to sustainable development work. To commemorate completion of the program, a series of events were conducted on Sept. 14, including a joint thanksgiving service, agricultural products fair, concert, and historic photo exhibition.
A full three years after the devastating earthquake that struck Taiwan in the early hours of 21 September 1999 which left 2,368 people dead, nearly 8,000 seriously injured and more than 300,000 homeless, the Taiwan Red Cross Organization (TRCO) is still playing an important role in helping affected populations and helping to mitigate the impact of any future natural disaster.
Launched on 24 September 1999 for CHF 3.3 million for 4 months. Budget increased to CHF 48.4 million and the rehabilitation programme will be extended to the end of December 2002 in this Operations Update.
Period covered: July 2001 - May 2002 (last Ops. Update issued: 10 July 2001, report no: 7); 19 June, 2002
"At a Glance"
Appeal coverage: 100%
Outstanding needs: None
It is exactly one year since a devastating earthquake struck the island of Taiwan, leaving 2,368 dead, more than 10,000 seriously injured and over 300,000 homeless. Scenes of devastation; collapsed buildings, broken bridges, landslides and rescue operations emphasised the severity and scale of the disaster.
Reference no. 25/99 - Budget Revision
Hsinshe village nestles on the slopes of the mountain range of Taichung County in Taiwan. It is a peaceful place and there is little remaining evidence of the devastating earthquake which shook this community last September. Most of the villagers have resumed their everyday life.
On December 10 (Fri), the Government of Japan decided to extend emergency assistance of about 62 million yen to two NGOs (Shanti Volunteer Association and World Vision Japan), which are engaged in supporting those who lost their houses in the earthquake in Taiwan.
Situation: More than 2,100 people were killed and over 8,000 more injured in Taiwan's strongest earthquake. Hundreds are still trapped in the rubble after the 7.6-magnitude quake toppled apartments, homes, hotels and other buildings across central Taiwan. More than 100,000 Taiwanese are homeless, many afraid to go indoors for fear of additional aftershocks. The quake was about the same strength as the one that shattered Turkey on August 17th.
The death toll from last month's Taiwan's devastating earthquake has risen to two-thousand-375, as aftershocks continued to rock the island.
Nearly 40 more bodies were recovered at the weekend with official figures still listing 79 people as missing or trapped in rubble.
Some 10-thousand people were injured and 100-thousand left homeless.
Taiwan's Seismology Center says nearly 13-thousand aftershocks had been recorded since the fatal quake on September 21st, which measured 7.6 on the Richter scale.
=A9 1999 Australian Broadcasting Corporation
appeal no. 25/99
situation report no. 04
period covered: 4 - 11 October 1999
TAIPEI, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Taiwan was shaken on Wednesday by a moderately strong earthquake just three weeks after a powerful tremor that killed 2,300 people. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Officials said the 9:42 a.m. (0142 GMT) quake measured 5.3 on the Richter scale and was centred in Hualien, a seismically active area on Taiwan's eastern shore.
By Lawrence Chung
TAIPEI, Oct 12 (Reuters) - New assessments on Tuesday showed Taiwan's September earthquake killed 2,321 people, left 310,000 homeless or otherwise seriously affected, and cost US$9.2 billion in losses -- with reports still frustratingly incomplete.
Three weeks to the day after the giant quake there was still confusion over actual numbers of people with nowhere to stay.
State statisticians said emergency tent cities, schools and other temporary shelters were housing as many as 200,000 people -- a figure the Taiwan Red Cross doubted.
"The homeless …
"My brother was resting in the living room when the earthquake struck. He rushed for the stairs, but the staircase was gone. Then he decided to jump out the window, but when he opened it, he was in for a surprise. The second floor had become the ground floor." Ching Mei She, 39, shivers as she describes her little brother's escape from the three-storey building where the family used to live, on that fateful night of 21 September when Taiwan was rocked by a devastating earthquake.