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06 Jul 1999 description
report Xinhua

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 Mar 1998 description
report Oxfam

26 March 1998 (Oxfam Hong Kong's Reference Code - 980326a)

13 Feb 1998 description
report Oxfam

(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.

31 Jan 1998 description
report Oxfam

(Oxfam Hong Kong's reference code - 980131a)

The Disaster

28 Jan 1998 description

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.

09 Jan 1998 description
report Oxfam

(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.