China: Snowstorms in Tibet - Jan 1998
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- UN DHA: China - Snowstorms in Tibet Situation Report No. 1. 28 Jan 1998
- Oxfam: Second situation report: snowstorms in Qinghai. 31 Jan 1998
- Oxfam: First situation report: snowstorms in Qinghai and Tibet of the Peoples Republic of China. 9 Jan 1998
- Oxfam: Fourth situation report: snowstorms in Qinghai and Tibet of the Peoples Republic of China. 19 Feb 1998
- Oxfam: Fifth situation report: snowstorms in Qinghai of the Peoples Republic of China. 26 Mar 1998
BEIJING (July 6) XINHUA - China's top legislative body, the National People's Congress (NPC), today examined last year's use of disaster relief funds and equipment.
In 1998, floods, droughts, earthquakes and other natural disasters hit China at a cost of 300.7 billion yuan (36.3 billion U.S. dollars), and resulted in 5,511 deaths, official figures showed.
26 March 1998 (Oxfam Hong Kong's Reference Code - 980326a)
(Oxfam Hong Kong's reference code - 980219a)
(Oxfam Hong Kong's reference code - 980213a)
The remoteness of Zaduo, poor road conditions and below zero double digit temperatures make any response difficult and slow. According to the township head of Jieduo, the roads from Zaduo to the eight townships are still dangerous. But if trucks and jeeps move slowly, and with the support of a bulldozer, movement is possible.
(Oxfam Hong Kong's reference code - 980131a)
Ref: DHAGVA - 98/0146
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
China - Snowstorms in Tibet
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
28 January 1998
1. The UN Resident Coordinator in Beijing provided the following information on snowstorms in Tibet, based on a report from the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs received on 16 January 1998.
(Oxfam Hong Kong's reference code - 980109a)
Since late September 1997, the snowstorms in Tibet and Qinghai have affected more than 100,000 herders and killed at least 103,400 heads of livestock, according to local officials. At the time of writing this report, Civil Affairs officials said the disasters were 'becoming worse and worse'. More than one million heads of livestock are facing hunger.