Typhoon Krosa - Oct 2007
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This report covers the period of 01/01/06 to 31/12/07 of a two-year planning and appeal process.
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.
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%;
- 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 …
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.
BEIJING, Nov 7, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Natural disasters took less of a toll on China in October as the number of deaths dropped to 34, drastically down from the average of 194 recorded in the first nine months, according to the Ministry of Civil Affairs.
The number of those missing in disasters also dropped from an average of 32 in the first three quarters to one in October.
Still, more than 25 million were affected by natural disasters, including typhoon, floods, drought, landslides, cold weather and heavy storms, while 1.89 million were forced to leave their homes.
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.
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)
- Launched on 30 July 2007 for CHF 9,462,000 (USD 7,692,683 or EUR 5,710,320) for 12 months
Tropical Storm Krosa, which has forced more than 1.41 million people away from their homes on the Chinese mainland, returned to the East China Sea on Monday, leaving the eastern province of Zhejiang.
Krosa re-entered the East China Sea at 5:30 p.m.
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.
Beijing/Taipei_(dpa) _ Typhoon Krosa, which wreaked havoc in Taiwan over the weekend, brought strong winds, rain and floods to south-eastern China on Sunday and Monday, affecting more than five million people, officials said.
Taiwan officials said the storm killed 18 people and caused at least 1.16 billion Taiwan dollars (35 million US) in agricultural losses.
The storm left three people missing in addition to the 18 dead, becoming one of the deadliest typhoons to have hit the island, according to the death toll compiled by local news media.