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28 Apr 2009 description

Foreword

WFP is deeply concerned that the scourge of hunger and malnutrition is on the increase across the developing world, with now over a billion hungry people on the planet. The global economic downturn is exacerbating the impact of the food crisis and increasing food insecurity for the world's most vulnerable people, reversing progress toward the Millennium Development Goals.

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 …

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

22 Oct 2007 description

Floods
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
OCHA Situation Report No. 13

15 Oct 2007 description

Floods
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
OCHA Situation Report No. 12

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.

08 Oct 2007 description

Floods
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
OCHA Situation Report No. 11

01 Oct 2007 description

Floods
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
OCHA Situation Report No. 10

28 Sep 2007 description

By Francis Marcus, International Federation Information Delegate

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is reshaping its relief effort in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), helping to refurbish the country's battered health facilities as well as providing emergency medicines for those hit by August's floods.

25 Sep 2007 description

INTRODUCTION

Countries where violence persists and populations live in fear. People in Hunger's Global Hotspots don't know what tomorrow will bring and they often have to rely on WFP for their next meal.

AFGHANISTAN

On 13 September a convoy of three commercial trucks carrying 84 metric tonnes of WFP wheat was attacked by armed assailants on the Kabul-Kandahar highway reroute to Khas Uruzgan district of Uruzgan province.

25 Sep 2007 description
report UN News Service

With rainstorms and strong winds from last week's Typhoon Wipha compounding the woes of hundreds of thousands of North Koreans already suffering from August's floods, United Nations agencies are pre-positioning food for a new distribution and appealing to donors to make up a huge funding shortfall.

The floods are reported to have affected close to 1 million people and displaced nearly 170,000 across flood-affected provinces in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), killing 454 people with 156 still missing and over 4,351 injured.

The DPRK's Central Bureau …

24 Sep 2007 description

Floods
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
OCHA Situation Report No. 9

21 Sep 2007 description

Pyongyang, September 21 (KCNA) -- The downpour brought by the typhoon Wipha traveling from Shandong Peninsula of China to the north of the West Sea of Korea fell in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea for consecutive days from September 18.

In particular, the amount of rainfalls in some areas in the western coast reaches nearly 50 percent of that in the period from August 7 to 14.

From 09:00 of September 18 to 15:00 of September 20 it rained 268mm in Pyongyang City, 368mm, 338mm, 314mm and 309mm in Jangyon, Unryul, Ryongyon and Sinchon Counties of South Hwanghae Province …

21 Sep 2007 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Sept 21, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Typhoon Wipha had left seven people dead and four missing by 3:00 p.m. on Friday in east China, a spokesman with the Ministry of Civil Affairs said.

A total of 2.7 million people in Zhejiang, Fujian, Shanghai and Jiangsu have been relocated and more than 11 million people were affected.

The typhoon, which caused direct economic losses of 7.45 billion yuan (nearly one billion U.S.

20 Sep 2007 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Sept 20, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Effective preparations and accurate weather forecasts greatly reduced the number of casualties caused by typhoon Wipha, Zheng Guoguang, head of the China Meteorological Administration (CMA), said on Thursday.

"Up to now only five people have died from landslides triggered by the heavy rain.

19 Sep 2007 description
report Xinhua

NANJING, Sept 19, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- China has mobilized more than 20,000 military troops and reservists to help local people fight typhoon Wipha by reinforcing flood barriers along the main rivers.

On receiving the typhoon alarm, troops from the People's Liberation Army and Armed Police Forces garrisoned in east China's Zhejiang and Fujian Provinces were called into action.

Wipha hit Cangnan County in Zhejiang Province at 2:30 a.m.

19 Sep 2007 description
report Xinhua

NANJING, Sept 19, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The number of fatalities in east China resulting from the impact of typhoon Wipha has risen to five, and three others are missing, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

The ministry said on Wednesday evening that the deaths were caused by landslides triggered by Wipha.

A total of 2.67 million people in Zhejiang, Fujian, Shanghai and Jiangsu had been relocated by 6:00 p.m.