China: Earthquake - Jan 2000
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Appeal No. 02/2000; Launched on:26 January 2000 for three months for CHF 2,798,000 to assist 80,000 beneficiaries.
The budget was revised to CHF 2,489,750 to assist 50,000 beneficiaries.
Appeal coverage: 20.9%
by Ros Armitage in Taipei
period covered: 1 January - 31 October 2000
Period covered: 27 January - 27 April 2000
Winter clothing and quilts were distributed by early March to a total of 21,625 beneficiaries living in tents or temporary accommodation in the three earthquake affected provinces, thus reaching some 27% of the appeal target. Another distribution of quilts, clothing and food will begin shortly. The food will mainly go to subsistence farmers, who have had to contend with drought and floods as well as earthquake damage. More funds are required to cover still unmet needs.
Ref. OCHA/GVA - 2000/0042
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
China - Earthquake
7 March 2000
Geneva, 3 March 2000
Distribution of relief materials to earthquake victims in Taiping and Zuomen Townships
ACT Appeal ASCN-01 China: Yunnan Province Earthquakes which was issued on 25 January 00 for a target of US$ 211,424 has received an encouraging cover of US$ 195,344 (92%) till date. This support from the network enabled Amity to provide assistance as planned with some minor shortfalls though in the quantities distributed.
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From IFRC Weekly News 05/00
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE: EMERGENCY RESPONSE
(In support of ACT Appeal ASCN01 for $211,424)
CWS Target: $80,000
February 1, 2000
Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org
Since the launch of the International Appeal, a further earthquake has hit the Province of Yunnan, in south west China. This latest disaster caused only one fatality but has added to the numbers of homeless in need of help. Local fund raising efforts are enabling the RCSC to meet part of the needs, but major international support is urgently required to bring prompt relief to those affected.
The People's Republic of China
6:00pm (+8:00 GMT) on 28 January 2000
Oxfam Hong Kong
KUNMING (Jan. 28) XINHUA - Several recent earthquakes in southwest China's Yunnan province with magnitudes of 5 to 6 on the Richter scale are "not abnormal phenomena," and local residents should not fear for their safety, the head of the provincial seismological bureau said today.
Yunnan has been hit by three earthquakes in as many months: one in the Chengjiang County with 5.2 magnitude on November 25 last year, and two measuring 5.9 and 6.5 in Yao'an County on January 15, which killed five, injured 1,544, and left more than 90,000 homeless.
KUNMING, January 27 (Xinhua) - Earthquake relief work in Mile and Qiubei counties of southwest China's Yunnan Province has been affected due to a sudden drop in temperatures and snow in mountain regions. ''Temperatures during the night drop to almost zero, making it difficult for relief workers to reach some quake-hit areas,'' said a Mile county official.
Early this morning, an earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted two counties located in mountainous areas 2,000 meters above sea level.
THIS APPEAL SEEKS CHF 2,798,000 IN CASH AND SERVICES TO ASSIST 80,000 BENEFICIARIES FOR THREE MONTHS
Geneva, January 26, 2000
Appeal Target : US$ 211,424
Geneva, 25 January 2000
Two earthquakes measuring 5.9 and 6.5 on the Richter Scale hit Dayao County and Yao An County in southwest China's Yunnan Province on 15 January 2000 causing considerable damage to public and private property and rendering more than 150,000 persons homeless.
Beijing (dpa) - The Chinese government and the Red Cross this week doled out relief aid to boost flagging morale among millions of people affected by natural disasters in the past year, officials said on Friday.
The aid was dispatched as Chinese prepared for the Lunar New Year celebration in February.
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE
EMERGENCY RESPONSE OFFICE
Church World Service is the Humanitarian Agency of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.
Geneva, 20 January 2000