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Affected countries: China - Taiwan Province
Following a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that affected the city of Tainan near Kaohsiung city, Taiwan, the Taiwan Red Cross Organization (TRCO) has mounted an emergency response in support of ongoing efforts of the authorities. The shallow quake – with a depth of 10 kilometres – struck at 03:57h…
Affected countries: China - Taiwan Province, Philippines
Tropical Storm Fung-Wong (known as Mario in the Philippines) made landfall on 19 Sep 2014 morning, over the northern tip of Cagayan Province of the Philippines' Luzon Island. Its effects enhanced heavy rains that brought flooding in low lying areas of Luzon, including Metro Manila and the…
Typhoon Usagi (locally known as Odette) struck the Philippines on 21 Sep 2013 in the southern part of Itbayat Island, one of the three main islands of the Batanes group of islands, affecting almost 48,000 people and causing severe damage to agriculture (OCHA, 23 Sep 2013). In China, media reports…
Affected countries: China, China - Taiwan Province
In late April 2013, heavy rain began to trigger floods and landslides in southern China. (Xinhua, 30 Apr 2013). Since then, 12 provinces have been affected, the worst being Henan, Hubei and Shandong. The UN reports nearly 2.8 million people have been affected and national authorities are…
Affected countries: China, China - Taiwan Province, Philippines
Tropical Storm Saola (Gener) turned into a typhoon on 30 July 2012. It did not strike the Philippines directly, but exacerbated a low pressure area in the vicinity, bringing several days of heavy continuous rains to large parts of the country. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management…
Affected countries: China, China - Taiwan Province, Philippines
Flash floods and landslides caused by Typhoon Mina ('Nanmadol') have affected at least 2,888 families (11,720 people) in 27 barangays, 8 municipalities, 1 city in 4 provinces in Regions II, V, and VI of the Philippines (Govt, 27 Aug 2011). In China, the storm caused losses of more than 44…
Affected countries: China, China - Taiwan Province, Philippines
Some 428,000 families (around 2 million persons) in 17 cities and 23 provinces of the Philippines were affected when Typhoon Megi struck on 18 Oct 2010. The super typhoon made landfall near Divilacan on the eastern coast of Isabela province in the island of Luzon, leaving 31 people dead and 42…
Affected countries: China, China - Taiwan Province
On 19 September 2010, Typhoon Fanapi made landfall near Taiwan Province’s east coast city of Hualien, bringing heavy rains to southern parts of Taiwan and and injuring more than 100 people. (Xinhua, 23 Sep 2010) Although Fanapi weakened as it swept into the southern Chinese provinces of Fujian…
Affected countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba (The Netherlands), Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Channel Islands, Chile, China, China - Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region), China - Macau (Special Administrative Region), China - Taiwan Province, Colombia, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana (France), French Polynesia (France), Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe (France), Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man (The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic (the), Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique (France), Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles (The Netherlands), New Caledonia (France), New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, occupied Palestinian territory, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Qatar, Republic of Korea, Réunion (France), Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, United States of America, United States Virgin Islands, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, World, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Since its emergence in April 2009, pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus affected all parts of the world, causing the first influenza pandemic since 1968. Following the observation that 1 or 2 epidemic periods had occurred in most countries and in most WHO Regions, WHO declared on 10 Aug 2010 that…