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31 Mar 2017 description

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration 3 Nock-Ten (Nina) (PAGASA), the Philippines is prone to tropical cyclones due to its geographical location which generally produce heavy rains, flooding of large areas and also strong winds which result in heavy casualties to human life and destruction to crops and properties. On average, the country is frequented by 20 tropical cyclones annually, almost half of which made landfall.

29 Aug 2008 description

This report covers the period 1 January to 30 June 2008

In brief

Programme(s) summary:

The Annual Appeal to support the Philippines National Red Cross Society (PNRC) focuses on organisational development, with an emphasis on expanding its volunteer base throughout the country, as well as increasing its capacity in disaster management and health and care.

Financial situation:

The total budget for 2008 is CHF 2,158,657 (USD 1.93 million or EUR 1.31 million). Unfortunately, to date, there have been no contributions to this appeal, and therefore no expenditure under this appeal.

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.

28 Jan 2008 description

Period covered by this Ops Update: 1 November 2007 to 20 January 2008;

Appeal target: CHF 9,462,000 (USD 7,692,683 or EUR 5,710,320) for 12 months to assist 400,000 beneficiaries;

Appeal coverage: 23.7%;

Appeal history:

- Launched on 30 July 2007 for CHF 9,462,000 (USD 7,692,683 or EUR 5,710,320) for 12 months to assist 400,000 beneficiaries

- Disaster Relief Emergency Funds (DREF): CHF 240,000 (USD 199,465 or ( EUR 146,468) was initially allocated from the Federation's DREF to support the national society to respond

Summary: Red Cross relief efforts after …

21 Jan 2008 description

This year, three key developments have influenced WHO's emergency work: 1) the increasing demands from Member States to strengthen WHO's emergency response operations; 2) the implementation of the humanitarian reform, resulting in new responsibilities for WHO; and 3) lessons learned during recent crises.

08 Jan 2008 description

In the past year 2007, the Chinese Red Cross put into 1.384 billion yuan in cash and kind put into its relief operations nationwide, which is reveled at the Society's annual board session held in Hangzhou, capital city of Zhejiang province on Jan. 7, 2008.

According to the meeting, total of 2.139 billion yuan in cash and kind were raised by Red Cross organizations at all levels on the mainland China, in which 638 million by national office and its affiliated institutions, 2.139 billion by local branches.

26 Dec 2007 description

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Habitat for Humanity Philippines Foundation, Incorporated (HFHP) recently signed a memorandum of agreement for the construction of 495 core shelter units for families displaced by disasters in the Bicol region.

Under the agreement, DSWD will release some P34.6 million as its counterpart for the construction of the housing units. Total project cost is P42.075 million. The HFHP, on the other hand, will hire labor workforce among the beneficiaries to maximize their participation.

19 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 2,420,630 (USD 2.16 million or EUR 1.47 million) to fund the planned programmes to be implemented in 2008-2009. The overall budget is CHF 2,420,630 (USD 2.16 million or EUR 1.47 million).

This appeal document briefly covers the main outcomes the programmes seek to achieve over the next two years.

18 Dec 2007 description

This appeal seeks CHF 4,424,819 (USD 3,779,850 or EUR 2,651,072) to fund the planned programmes that are to be implemented in 2008-2009. The overall budget is CHF 18,357,332 (USD 15,684,750 or EURO 10,997,176).

This appeal briefly covers the main outcomes the programmes seek to achieve over the next two years.

03 Nov 2007 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 over 185 countries.

In Brief

Period covered: 1 October to 31 October, 2007; Appeal target: CHF 9,462,000 (USD 7,692,683 or EUR 5,710,320) ; Appeal coverage: 21.4%, Outstanding needs: CHF 7,433,581 (USD6,439,839 or EUR 4,445,040)

Appeal history:

- Launched on 30 July 2007 for CHF 9,462,000 (USD 7,692,683 or EUR 5,710,320) for 12 months

12 Oct 2007 description

They Work On 50 Houses In Bicol Express Build

MANILA, 12th October 2007: When some 800 volunteers arrived in the typhoon-struck Bicol region for a build with Habitat for Humanity Philippines, incessant rain was the unexpected welcome.

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.

29 Aug 2007 description

The China Red Cross Society on Aug.23 offered 900,000 yuan (about 120,000 U.S. dollars) worth of supplies to provinces hit by typhoon Sepat.

The supplies, including 220 tons of rice, 240 tents and 5,000 cases of instant food, have been sent to Hunan, Fujian and Zhejiang provinces in central and southeastern China, according toa spokesman of the Chinese Red Cross.

The society's branches in Zhejiang, Hunan and Fujian have allocated more than 2 million yuan (about 263,000 U.

28 Aug 2007 description

At the press conference sponsored by the State Council Information Office on August 28, 2007, Chen Lei, Minister of Water Resources, briefed the press on the China's present flood defense and drought relief. He also answered questions from the press.

Issues on China's Present Flood Defense and Drought Relief

Ministry of Water Resources

I. Information of Flood, Drought and Disasters

China has experienced extreme climate this year and there are several features.

23 Aug 2007 description
report Xinhua

CHANGSHA, Aug 23, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- More than 588,000 people have been evacuated in central China's Hunan as rivers swell in the wake of typhoon Sepat, which has left two people dead and seven missing in the province.

Major tributaries of the Xiangjiang River in Hunan have reported dangerous or even record water levels on Thursday after torrential rains swept the province for five days.

Two people have been confirmed dead and seven are still missing in Hunan from the rainstorms since Sunday, according to the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters.

21 Aug 2007 description
  1. Situation Overview:

    - The enhanced southwest monsoon brought by Typhoon Egay caused flooding in several areas in Metro Manila, Regions III, IV-A and IV-B.

    2 Effects

    2.1 Affected Areas and Population (Details on Tab A)

    - A total of 546 barangays, were affected in 18 cities and 49 municipalities of 16 provinces in eight (8) regions (Regions 1, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, V, NCR, and CAR).

    - There is an increase on the number of affected population from 135,527 families /650,581 persons.

21 Aug 2007 description
report Xinhua

CHANGSHA, Aug 21, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Thirty-three people have died and nine others are missing following the trail of destruction left by Typhoon Sepat in Fujian, Jiangxi, Zhejiang and Hunan provinces, local flood control headquarters reported on Tuesday.

21 Aug 2007 description
report Xinhua

CHANGSHA, Aug 21, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- More than 130,000 residents in central China's Hunan Province were forced to evacuate their homes as typhoon Sepat headed inland on Tuesday.