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09 Apr 2018 description

In 2017, EM-DAT data indicates that 318 natural disasters occurred, affecting 122 countries. The impact of which resulted in 9,503 deaths, 96 million people affected, and US$314 billion in economic damages.

The human impact of natural disasters in 2017 was much lower than the last 10 year average, where events with extremely high mortality occurred, such as the 2010 earthquake in Haiti (225,570 deaths) and the 2008 Nargis Cyclone in Myanmar (138,400 deaths).

15 Jan 2018 description
report Xinhua

WUHAN, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- Floods on the Yangtze River, China's longest, had left 161 dead and 20 missing as of Oct. 31 last year, the least casualties since 2000, the Yangtze River Water Resources Commission has said.

Direct economic losses caused by floods reached 93.9 billion yuan (14.4 billion U.S. dollars) last year, according to the commission.

Scientific control and effective rescue efforts had avoided heavier losses, said Wang Hui, spokesperson for the commission based in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province.

10 Jan 2018 description

Case studies in the People's Republic of China and in Indonesia show why holistic community-based approaches to managing flood risks should be a key feature of investment programs.

09 Nov 2017 description
report Xinhua

HAINAN, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Over 11,000 people have been evacuated in southern China's Hainan Province after heavy rain battered the island, the provincial flood control authority said Wednesday.

Heavy downpours started to hit Hainan on Monday, with a total of 46 townships affected, the authority said.

In the city of Wanning, over 78 villages were flooded, a highway section was inundated and all schools were suspended for Tuesday.

08 Nov 2017 description

WMO report highlights impacts on human safety, well-being and environment

6 November 2017 (WMO) - It is very likely that 2017 will be one of the three hottest years on record, with many high-impact events including catastrophic hurricanes and floods, debilitating heatwaves and drought. Long-term indicators of climate change such as increasing carbon dioxide concentrations, sea level rise and ocean acidification continue unabated. Arctic sea ice coverage remains below average and previously stable Antarctic sea ice extent was at or near a record low.

06 Nov 2017 description

Un rapport de l'OMM met en évidence les répercussions sur la santé humaine, la qualité de vie et l'environnement

31 Oct 2017 description

This Quarterly Update covers the activities of the Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) between 1 July and 30 September 2017. It is also available online here: www. internal-displacement.org.

Feature article

More than nine million new displacements in the first half of 2017

Our mid-year figures, published in August, show that conflict, violence and disasters caused 9.1 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017.

19 Oct 2017 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Natural disasters left 799 people dead and 90 missing nationwide in the first nine months, according to a statement by the Ministry of Civil Affairs and the China National Commission for Disaster Reduction Wednesday.

Torrential rain which caused floods and other geological disasters, resulted in 608 deaths, the statement said.

Natural disasters caused a total of 315 billion yuan (about 47.7 billion U.S. dollars) in direct economic losses, and forced relocation of about 4.7 million people.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Yamei

GUANGZHOU, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Khanun, the 20th typhoon this year, made landfall at around 3:25 a.m. Monday in Xuwen county, south China's Guangdong Province,bring gales of 28 meters per second at its eye, according to local meteorological authorities.

Rain started to fall in some cities in Guangdong from Monday morning, but did not considerably affect the daily lives of locals.

13 Oct 2017 description
report Xinhua

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-12 22:41:41|Editor: yan

WUHAN, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Torrential rain in central China's Hubei Province has left five dead.

The downpour forced the evacuation of 26,700 people, destroyed more than 8,500 houses and caused direct economic loss estimated at 4 billion yuan (about 608 million U.S. dollars).

Local civil affairs department has sent relief goods to affected areas.

An emergency response has been issued for heavy rain in the province.

10 Oct 2017 description
report Xinhua

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-09 20:18:40|Editor: Mengjie

BEIJING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Twenty-three people have died after heavy rain hit parts of China starting Oct. 1, the Ministry of Civil Affairs said Monday.

As of 9 a.m. Monday, storms have forced the evacuation of nearly 34,000 people in Chongqing Municipality and the provinces of Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Sichuan and Shaanxi, the ministry said.

More than 5,200 houses collapsed and over 24,000 were damaged due to the heavy rain. Direct economic losses are estimated at 3.26 billion yuan (490.3 million U.S. dollars).

09 Oct 2017 description

Tropical cyclone TWENTYTHREE formed over the South China Sea on 8 October and started moving north-northwest as a tropical depression. On 9 October at 0.00 UTC, its centre was located 300 km from Sayna city (Hainan province, China) and it had maximum sustained winds of 46 km/h.

Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to continue moving toward the North Central Region of Vietnam, strengthening. Heavy rain and strong winds may affect several areas of southwestern China, northern and central Vietnam over 9-10 October.

09 Oct 2017 description
report Xinhua

WUHAN, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- More than 43,000 people in central China's Hubei Province have battled flooding of the Hanjiang River, a tributary of the Yangtze River, during the National Day holiday.

Recent rainfall and increasing discharge from the Danjiangkou reservoir on the river have caused the flooding. As a result, water levels at the Jingmen section of the river have exceeded warning levels.

09 Oct 2017 description
report Xinhua

WUHAN, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Three Gorges reservoir is preparing for a flood that is expected to arrive in the coming week.

Heavy rain is forecast in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River and its tributary, Hanjiang River, in the following three days, which will result in flood around Oct. 12, according to the Yangtze River Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters.

At 8 a.m. of Oct. 12, the reservoir will face an inflow of 30,000 cubic meters per second, up from 24,000 cubic meters of the day before.