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01 Oct 2008 description


Introduction

This annual report describes bilateral development cooperation between Norway and 30 of the countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East that received the most assistance in 2007. Norwegian development assistance totalled NOK 21.8 billion in 2007. Of this amount, bilateral assistance (including multi-bilateral assistance) accounted for NOK 15.7 billion.

02 May 2008 description

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) released $272.34 million from the Disaster Relief Fund to provide immediate relief to people in distress outside Hong Kong in the year ending March 31, 2008.

In response to appeals made by governments and international relief organisations, grants were disbursed for the early relief of victims in places outside Hong Kong hard-hit by major disasters.

For 2007-08, assistance was given through 22 relief projects operated by seven relief organisations to help needy victims tide over the calamities that had befallen them.

01 May 2008 description

SECTION I: AGENCY OVERVIEW

1.1 Raison d'être

Canadians recognize that their future is intertwined with that of people around the world, and that the failure to achieve significant political, economic, social and environmental progress in the developing world will have an impact on Canada in terms of long-term security and prosperity.

The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) is the Government's principal organization responsible for development and humanitarian policy and programming.

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: The East Asia regional office has supported country delegations and national societies in the management of their programmes, coordination and cooperation amongst partners, the incorporation of humanitarian values, and capacity building at all levels.

Through funding from the appeals, the national societies of the East Asia region have been able to strengthen their current programmes in disaster management and health and care, and have thereby been …

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.

04 Mar 2008 description

Habitat Provides Cash Donation And Interest-Free Mortgage To Ease Families' Financial Burden

NING'ER, 4th March 2008: Fifty families have received a much-needed boost from Habitat for Humanity China in rebuilding their homes after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the south-western province of Yunnan last summer.

Project coordinator Windy Xie from HFH China's Yunnan project office was recently in Miaoshan village in badly affected Ning'er county to present 5,000 renminbi (US$700) in cash donations and 5,000 renminbi as an interest-free micro loan to ease each …

08 Jan 2008 description

In the past year 2007, the Chinese Red Cross put into 1.384 billion yuan in cash and kind put into its relief operations nationwide, which is reveled at the Society's annual board session held in Hangzhou, capital city of Zhejiang province on Jan. 7, 2008.

According to the meeting, total of 2.139 billion yuan in cash and kind were raised by Red Cross organizations at all levels on the mainland China, in which 638 million by national office and its affiliated institutions, 2.139 billion by local branches.

21 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 2,019,827 (USD 1.8 million or EUR 1.22 million) to fund the planned programmes to be implemented in 2008-2009. Click here for budget summary.

This amount will be supplemented by CHF 8.2 million from the core budget to give an overall budget of CHF 10,219,826 (USD 9.14 million or EUR 6.19 million).

19 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 2,420,630 (USD 2.16 million or EUR 1.47 million) to fund the planned programmes to be implemented in 2008-2009. The overall budget is CHF 2,420,630 (USD 2.16 million or EUR 1.47 million).

This appeal document briefly covers the main outcomes the programmes seek to achieve over the next two years.

18 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 4,424,819 (USD 3,779,850 or EUR 2,651,072) to fund the planned programmes that are to be implemented in 2008-2009. The overall budget is CHF 18,357,332 (USD 15,684,750 or EURO 10,997,176).

This appeal briefly covers the main outcomes the programmes seek to achieve over the next two years.

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.

18 Jul 2007 description

This report covers the period of 01/01/2007 to 30/04/2007.

In a world of global challenges, continued poverty, inequity, and increasing vulnerability to disasters and disease, the International Federation with its global network, works to accomplish its Global Agenda, partnering with local community and civil society to prevent and alleviate human suffering from disasters, diseases and public health emergencies.

In brief

Programme Summary:

The East Asia Region is preparing to join the HIV global alliance with alliances in both China and Mongolia. Preparations began when the …

09 Jul 2007 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Jul 9, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A total of 545 people were killed by natural disasters in China in the first half of the year, according to a report released by the Ministry of Civil Affairs on Monday.

Another 78 people went missing as a result of natural disasters, including floods, landslides, mudflows, droughts, gales, snowstorms and earthquakes.

More than 143 million people were affected by natural disasters and 2.45 million people were evacuated in the first six months of the year.

More than 346,000 houses collapsed and nearly 22 million hectares of farmland were …

06 Jul 2007 description
report Xinhua

KUNMING, Jul 6, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Chinese central government has allocated funding of 400 million yuan (52.6 million U.S. dollars) for reconstruction in the earthquake-hit Ning'er County in southwest China's Yunnan Province, Yunnan governor Qin Guangrong said on July 6.

Together with local government's 230 million yuan (30.2 million U. S.

03 Jul 2007 description
report Amity Foundation

After the 3 June earthquake in Yunnan Province, Amity development workers went to Ning'er County in order to provide disaster relief, assist people in the area and help with the rebuilding of destroyed homes. Amity sent staffers to the most hard-hit region shortly after the earthquake in order to collect information. Based on this, it appealed for help both in China and abroad. Until mid-June, funds of almost 800,000 yuan (ca. USD 105,000) were raised.

22 Jun 2007 description

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is providing emergency relief to people of Ning'er County in Yunnan Province, China after a strong earthquake struck the region.

On Monday, June 4th, the county was jolted by a forceful 6.4-magnitude earthquake that killed three people and injured more than 290 others. The earthquake caused extensive infrastructural damage, broke down the county's water supply, and damaged communication lines. Ning'er County lies in the mountains of the earthquake-prone Yunnan Province about 90 miles north of Laos.

14 Jun 2007 description

The Government had accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved two grants of $2 million each from the Disaster Relief Fund to the Salvation Army and World Vision Hong Kong respectively for emergency relief to earthquake victims in Yunnan Province, a government spokesman said today (June 14).

To ensure that the money would be used for the designated purposes, the spokesman said both the Salvation Army and World Vision Hong Kong had been asked to submit evaluation reports and audited accounts on the use of the grants after the relief projects had been …

14 Jun 2007 description

Two grants of $2 million each from the Disaster Relief Fund have been approved for the Salvation Army and World Vision Hong Kong to bring emergency relief to earthquake victims in Yunnan Province.

To ensure the money is used properly, the fund's advisory committee will ask the groups to submit evaluation reports and audited accounts after the projects have been completed.

In view of the recent flooding in southern parts of the Mainland causing widespread loss of life and property, the Government is liaising with relief organisations to mount aid programmes to help these victims …

12 Jun 2007 description

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Ning'er County on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, southern Yunnan Province, on June 4, 2007. The quake was the most serious in 30 years, causing widespread damage in five counties and causing the displacement of 180,000 people. The quake damaged pipes, cutting off water supplies, and communication lines were down.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has provided One Great Hour of Sharing funds to support the efforts of our long-time mission partner, the Amity Foundation.

12 Jun 2007 description

Appeal Target: US$ 211,579

Balance Requested from ACT Alliance: $211,579

Geneva, 12 June 2007

Dear Colleagues,

On 4 June 2007, a strong earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter Scale hit Ning'er County on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, southern Yunnan Province. The quake was the most serious in 30 years causing widespread damage in five counties . Of these five counties, Ning'er county is the worst affected with all nine townships sustaining significant damage. As at 5 June the death toll was three and 562 people were reported as injured.