China: Floods Appeal No. MDRCN002 Operations Update No. 3

Situation Report
Originally published


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In Brief

Operations Update no. 3; Period covered: 07 September to 30 September, 2007; Appeal target: CHF 9,462,000 (USD 7,692,683 or EUR 5,710,320); Appeal coverage: 24%, Outstanding needs: CHF 7,228,134 (USD 6,172,616 or EUR 4,354,659)

Operational Summary:
Now that cooler autumn weather has set in across large areas of China, the focus is firmly on reconstruction after the devastating impact of July's floods. onto follow up the emergency relief operations, which helped provide supplies of rice, shelter and blankets to several hundred thousand beneficiaries, a joint Red Cross Society of China and International Federation assessment team has visited the five provinces covered by the emergency appeal (Anhui, Henan, Hubei, Sichuan and Chongqing). The purpose of the assessment was to determine where Federation assistance with reconstruction is to be targeted.

The appeal seeks to assist 2,000 families in reconstructing their destroyed houses. It further aims to build the capacities of these communities in creating their own risk reduction and flood mitigation plans, so the communities can protect themselves in future disasters.
Funding support has met the needs for quilt distribution and has covered many of the immediate relief supply needs. However, more support is needed in order to meet Federation goals to support 2,000 families in reconstructing their homes and virtually no funding has come in to cover activities that will lead to critical community risk reduction and mitigation.

For further information specifically related to this operation please contact:

- Red Cross Society of China: Mr. Wang Xiaohua, director of external relations department; email:; phone: +86.10.6404.8366, fax +86.10.6402.9928.

- East Asia Regional Representation Office in China: Mr. Carl Naucler, (head of regional representation), email;; Mr. Qinghui Gu (regional disaster management coordinator), email;; phone +86 1391 0959 834, fax+86-10-6532-7166.

- Asia Pacific Zone in Kuala Lumpur: Ms Amy Gaver, phone: + 60 3 2161 0892, fax: +60 3 2161 1210, mobile +60 12 220 1174, email: