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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: 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.

17 Oct 2007 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity.

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.

16 May 2007 description

This report covers the period of 1 January to 31 December 2006 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

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 regional delegation has supported country delegations and national societies in …

15 May 2007 description

This report covers the period of 1 January to 31 December 2006 of a two-year planning and appeal process.

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:

2006 brought the most serious natural disasters to hit China since 1998.

21 Feb 2007 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 185 countries.

In Brief

Programme Update no.

28 Jan 2007 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Jan 28, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- China retrieved a total of 41.2 billion yuan (5.28 billion U.S.

31 Dec 2006 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Dec 31, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Natural calamities caused 3,155 human deaths in China in 2006, the highest figure since 1998, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

Typhoons, floods, landslides and hailstorms all battered China this year.

"Tropical storm Bilis caused 848 human deaths while typhoon Saomai took 483 lives," said a report from the ministry.

Bilis and Saomai fatalities accounted for 42.2 percent of the total death toll in natural calamities in 2006.

14 Dec 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 185 countries.

In Brief

Programme Update no.

24 Nov 2006 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Nov 24, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) - The Chinese central government has earmarked another 1.67 billion yuan (213 million U.S. dollars) for victims of disasters to make sure they get safely through the winter, said the Finance Ministry here Friday.

Since the beginning of the year, 4.9 billion yuan (624 million U.S. dollars) of emergency disaster-relief funding has already been allocated to disaster-hit regions, the ministry said.

19 Nov 2006 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Nov 19, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- China's Vice Premier Hui Liangyu urged local authorities to do solid work in rebuilding houses for the victims in areas hit by disasters to make sure they can safely get through the winter.

Local government should do everything possible to help the victims rehabilitate their production and take care of their life, Hui said during his tour to east China's Fujian province, one of the hardest hit provinces by typhoon and flood.

The victims' will should be fully respected when rebuilding the toppled houses, Hui told local officials …

15 Nov 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 185 countries.

In Brief

Operations update no.

14 Nov 2006 description
report Xinhua

China will open green channels at toll gates for vehicles transporting relief materials to disaster-affected areas this winter.

Minister of Communications Li Shenglin instructed provincial departments to grant relief vehicles special licenses so they can go quickly through toll gates free of charge.

The government has also doubled funding for the reconstruction of roads and bridges in areas struck by disasters to 200 million yuan (25 million U.S. dollars).

Ministry of Civil Affairs figures show that up to Sept.

11 Nov 2006 description
report Xinhua

The Chinese government pledged on Tuesday to improve its emergency response and disaster relief capability, as the country has experienced its most severe natural disasters since 1998.

Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu said the country's early warning and disaster monitoring network will be upgraded, the construction quality of residential buildings and infrastructure will be improved along with enforcement of emergency response measures and disaster relief.

He said China suffers some of the most serious natural disasters in the world and the country's ability to predict and …

06 Nov 2006 description
report Xinhua

HEFEI, Nov 6, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Linhuaigang Flood Control Project, the first water control project on China's third longest river, the Huaihe River, was completed on Monday after five years of construction.

The project is expected to play a key role in controlling flooding of the Huaihe River, one of the most flood-prone rivers in China, according to the Huaihe River Commission of the Ministry of Water Resources.

Located on the middle reaches of the Huaihe River, the project consists of a 78-kilometer-long dam, a reservoir with a storage capacity of 8.56 billion …

14 Oct 2006 description
report Xinhua

KUNMING, Oct 14, 2006 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Floods and landslides have killed 16, injured 11 and four others remain missing in Honghe Autonomous Prefecture of Hani and Yi Nationalities, in southwest China's Yunnan Province, said the local civil affairs department on Saturday.

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10 Oct 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 185 countries.

In Brief

Operations Update no.

30 Sep 2006 description

U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
BUREAU FOR DEMOCRACY, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE (DCHA)