China Floods 2017: Work Report 1

Report
from Hong Kong Red Cross
Published on 28 Jun 2017 View Original

Since May 2017, over 20 provinces in the Mainland have been affected by continuous rainstorms and hailstorms. On 21 June, the heaviest rainfall in the year has caused severe floods and landslides, affecting millions of people in 9 provinces, of which, Sichuan, Jiangxi, Guizhou, Hunan and Zhejiang provinces were particularly hard hit.

On 24 June, a massive landslide swept over Xinmo village of Sichuan province. According to the Ministry of Civil Affairs, as of 27 June, 10 people died, 93 were reported missing. Over 300 people were evacuated.

  • No. of affected people: 21 million

  • Deaths: 114

  • Missing: 129

  • Evacuated: 504,700

  • Collapsed houses: 10,819

  • Economic loss: RMB18.564 billion

  • No. of affected provinces: 27

  • Affected provinces: Sichuan, Chongqing, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guizhou, Shandong, Shaanxi, Hebei, Guangdong, Hubei, Ningxia, Shanxi, Yunnan, Xinjiang, Zhejiang, Guangxi, Fujian, Inner Mongolia, Jilin, Gansu, Liaoning, Heilongjiang, Henan, Qinghai, Anhui, Beijing, Tibet

Hong Kong Red Cross Actions

The Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) has been monitoring the situation since the beginning of the monsoon season, and supported the distribution of daily necessities and rice to over 10,000 people in Chongqing and Guizhou.

The HKRC has currently prepositioned family kits, shelter tool kits and folding beds in 8 provinces, namely Hubei, Yunnan, Anhui, Ningxia, Hainan, Chongqing, Jilin and Qinghai. We will keep monitoring the situation and develop our plan of action for the coming months.

Red Cross Society of China Actions

In response to the recent floods, the Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) mobilized relief items, including tents, family kits, quilts, blankets, clothes and emergency fund to Sichuan, Jiangxi, Guizhou, Hunan and Zhejiang, with a total value of RMB 3 million. Emergency Response Teams were deployed to the affected areas to support the relief operations, including evacuation, search and rescue, setting up of temporary shelters, etc