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18 Dec 2001 description

Global temperature in 2001: second warmest on record

06 Nov 2001 description

Owing to favourable weather conditions, 2001 wheat production is forecast at around 93.9 million tonnes, down by 5.7 percent from 2000. This includes 87.5 million tonnes of winter crop and 6.3 million tonnes from the spring crop. This year's rice crop estimated at around 180 million tonnes (122.6 million tonnes in milled terms) will be the smallest in seven years, due to unfavourable weather and low prices. Rice area at 28.2 million hectares, is the lowest on record and is 6 percent smaller than last year. Drought delayed planting and germination and affected yields in many areas.

04 Sep 2001 description

Heavy seasonal and storm rains since early July have resulted in flash floods and mudslides particularly in the south, while a most severe drought in some parts of the west and north of the country has affected tens of millions of people and livestock.

28 Aug 2001 description

Appeal Target: US$ 139,306
Balance requested from ACT Network: US$ 114,306

Geneva, August 28, 2001

Dear Colleagues,

10 Aug 2001 description
report Xinhua

HONG KONG, Aug 10, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) announced Friday the approval of three grants totaling 2.5 million HK dollars (320,000 U.S. dollars) to flood victims of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in south China.

Of the three grants, one million HK dollars (128,000 U.S. dollars) was awarded to World Vision Hong Kong (WVHK), one million HK dollars to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and 500,000 HK dollars to The Association of Chinese Evangelical Ministry (ACEM), a government spokesman said Friday.

13 Jul 2001 description
report Xinhua

KUNMING, Jul 13, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Nanning-Kunming railway which was closed July 4 due to flooding, re-opened to traffic Friday, according to local sources.

Floods caused by heavy rains in early July destroyed the southern part of the railway linking Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province.

After around-the-clock rush-repair, the cargo traffic was resumed on July 7, but insubstantial roadbeds delayed the re-opening of passenger train traffic until today.

12 Jul 2001 description

BEIJING, July 12 (Reuters) - Floods and landslides unleashed by typhoons Durian and Utor have killed at least 18 people in China's southern region of Guangxi and caused nearly $2 billion in damage, an official said on Thursday.

''Economic losses related to floods since early July were estimated at 15.9 billion yuan ($1.9 billion) in the whole region,'' an official with the regional Civil Affairs Bureau told Reuters on Thursday.

The floods destroyed houses and crops, battered highways and railways, local newspapers said.

11 Jul 2001 description
report Xinhua

NANNING, Jul 11, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Braving bright sun, army soldiers and officers together with civilians are busy adding sand-and-stone bags to the embankments that are being built along the Yongjiang River, which winds through downtown areas of Nanning, capital of south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Since July 4, Yongjiang River has been swollen to the danger zone due to the worst flooding in 100 years, brought on by typhoons Civet Durian and Utor that swept through the region in the past week.

10 Jul 2001 description
report DisasterRelief

Written by Christina Ward, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org, with news reports

10 Jul 2001 description


Beijing (dpa) - Severe rainstorms caused floods, landslides and high winds that have killed at least 33 people, left 16 missing and injured 26 in three areas of southwest China's Yunnan province, officials and state media said on Tuesday.

A landslide on Monday at a copper mine in Yinmin town killed at least 16 people, left six missing and injured 22, mine employees said.

It engulfed three office buildings and three residential buildings at the mine, burying more than 40 people, China News Service said.

10 Jul 2001 description
map ReliefWeb

See OCHA situation reports for additional details on damage assessment.
1.  China: Typhoons Durian and Utor - Jul 2001
2.  Philippines: Typhoon Utor - Jul 2001

10 Jul 2001 description

Tropical Storm 07W (Trami) was located 300 miles SSE of Taipei near 20.7N and 123.4E at 6:00 UTC. Trami has been moving NW at 7 knots with maximum sustained winds at 35 knots, gusts to 45 knots.

09 Jul 2001 description

Beijing (dpa) - Eleven people were feared dead on Monday after torrential rain caused flash floods that swept through northwest China's Qinghai province overnight, state media said.

09 Jul 2001 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA-2001/0134
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
China - Typhoons Durian and Utor
9 July 2001

The following is a summary of a report issued by the Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs on 9 July 2001, provided through the UN Resident Coordinator's Office in Beijing.

1. Southern China has been hit by two typhoons (Durian and Utor) early July 2001. Guangdong Province and Guangxi Autonomous Region are the worst affected areas, where the systems, together with heavy rains, caused fast raising of river water and flooding.