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06 Jul 2010 description
report World Bank

Press Release No:2011/010/EAP

WASHINGTON, DC July 6, 2010 - Today the World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved two new loans to the People's Republic of China to support two projects - $200 million for the Huai River Basin Flood Management and Drainage Improvement Project and $60 million for the Yunnan Urban Environment Project II.

The Huai River Basin is one of the seven large river basins in China, and covers 270,000 km2 in five provinces of Henan, Hubei, Anhui, Jiangsu and Shandong with a total population of 165 million.

23 Jun 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.

19 Jul 2004 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 181 countries

06 Jul 2004 description


U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)
OFFICE OF U.S. FOREIGN DISASTER ASSISTANCE (OFDA)
Note: This updates Fact Sheet #1, FY 2004, dated November 26, 2003

Background

17 Mar 2004 description

Appeal launched on 22 July 2003 for CHF 7,932,000 (USD 5,770,000 or EUR 5,120,000) in cash, kind or services to assist 440,000 beneficiaries for 9 months.
Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated: CHF 300,000
Period covered: 23 February - 17 March 2004

25 Feb 2004 description

Appeal launched on 22 July 2003 for CHF 7,932,000 (USD 5,770,000 or EUR 5,120,000) in cash, kind or services to assist 440,000 beneficiaries for 9 months. Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated: CHF 300,000 Period covered: 10 December 2003 - 23 February 2004

15 Dec 2003 description


Appeal launched on 22 July 2003 for CHF 7,932,000(USD 5,770,000 or EUR 5,120,000) in cash, kind or services to assist 440,000 beneficiaries for 9 months.
Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated: CHF 300,000

Period covered: 21 October - 10 December, 2003

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 180 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

24 Nov 2003 description

IP/03/1592
Brussels, 24 November 2003 - The European Commission has recently pledged to provide humanitarian aid for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (€4.5 million), Georgia (€2.2 million), Timor Leste (€2 million), China (€2 million) and Pakistan (€1 million). The funds are managed by the Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) under the responsibility of Commissioner Poul Nielson. Projects will be implemented by humanitarian agencies operating in the target regions.

29 Oct 2003 description


Appeal Target: CHF 3,400,000 (USD 2,446,214 or EUR 2,336,657)
Period covered: July - Sept, 2003
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 180 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

Appeal coverage: 48.3 %; See attached Contributions List for details1.

Outstanding needs: CHF 2,201,897 (1,557,211 USD / 1,432,128 EUR)

28 Oct 2003 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Oct. 28 (Xinhuanet) -- Hundreds of thousands of rural residents in northwest China's Shaanxi Province have become homeless due to collapse of their hillside cave dwellings or houses, Tuesday's China Daily reported.

So far, more than 200,000 caves or houses have collapsed and 530,000-plus cave dwellings been tumbled by heavy rains since September, said an official surnamed Wang with the disaster relief department of the Shaanxi Civil Affairs Bureau.

24 Oct 2003 description

by Susan Liu, of International Federation, and Jianyang Gou, Chinese Red Cross

21 Oct 2003 description


Appeal launched on 22 July 2003 for CHF 7,932,000 (USD 5,770,000 or EUR 5,120,000) in cash, kind or services to assist 440,000 beneficiaries for 9 months.
Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated: CHF 300,000
Period covered: 10 -21 October, 2003
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 180 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

20 Oct 2003 description
report UN General Assembly


GA/10176
Fifty-eighth General Assembly
Plenary
37th Meeting (AM)

The progress made over the last year to revitalize the activities of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), particularly with regard to implementing the outcomes of major international conferences, was highlighted this morning, as the General Assembly considered the report of that body.

10 Oct 2003 description


Appeal launched on 22 July 2003 for CHF 7,932,000(USD 5,770,000 or EUR 5,120,000) in cash, kind or services to assist 440,000 beneficiaries for 9 months. Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF) allocated: CHF 300,000 Period covered: 24 September - 1 0 October, 2003
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 180 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

In Brief

09 Oct 2003 description

Beijing (dpa) - China's death toll from floods this year has reached 1,208, state media reported on Thursday, as areas along the Yellow river continued the alert.

Natural disasters have killed 1,911 people in China this year and caused direct economic losses of 151.4 billion yuan (18.3 billion dollars), the official Xinhua news agency quoted Vice-Minister of Civil Affairs Yang Yanyin as saying.

One of the most serious natural disasters this year was the flooding of eastern China's Huaihe river valley in late June and early July, Yang said.

The Huaihe was hit by the worst …

08 Oct 2003 description

BEIJING, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Floods in northern China triggered by weeks of heavy rain have killed 29 people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes with no let-up in sight, a local official said on Wednesday.

"More than 160 people have been injured following rains lasting more than a month,'' said Xie Yimin, an official from the civil affairs bureau in Yuncheng, Shanxi province.

"More rain is forecast for Thursday and Friday, so things will get worse,'' he said by telephone.

The floods, coinciding with deluges elsewhere in China, had inundated some 40,000 …