China

China - Floods Information Report No. 1

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Situation Report
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Ref: DHAGVA - 95/0305
1. AS OF MAY CHINA HAS EXPERIENCED RAIN STORMS CAUSING SERIOUS FLOODS AND HEAVY LOSSES AND DAMAGE IN PARTS OF 10 OF ITS SOUTHERN PROVINCES AND REGIONS MAINLY IN HUNAN AND JIANGXI BUT ALSO IN GUIZHOU, HUBEI, SICHUAN, ZHEJIANG, FUJIAN, ANHUI, GUANGDONG AND GUANGXI.

2. AS REPORTED BY THE GOVERNMENT (4 JULY) 100 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE BEEN AFFECTED, 1,179 DIED AND 26,115 WERE INJURED.IN HUNAN PROVINCE ALONE 540 PEOPLE DIED AND 14,582 WERE INJURED,WHEREAS IN JIANGXI PROVINCE 242 PERSONS DIED AND 5,915 WERE INJURED. 5,61 MILLION PEOPLE WERE TRAPPED BY THE FLOODS. SOME OF THEM UP TO 50 HOURS. 1 MILLION PEOPLE OUT OF A TOTAL OF 1.31 MILLION EVACUATED PEOPLE ARE FROM HUNAN PROVINCE.

3. THE ECONOMIC DAMAGE IS ESTIMATED AT US$ 4 BILLION.450 COUNTIES/CITIES WERE AFFECTED, 3.92 MILLION ROOMS WERE DAMAGED AND 0.9 MILLION ROOMS WERE DESTROYED.

4. CROPS OF 98 MILLION MU EQUAL TO 6.6 MILLION HECTARES WERE AFFECTED AND 17 MILLION MU EQUAL TO 1.2 MILLION HECTARES WERE DESTROYED MOSTLY IN THE HUNAN AND JIANGXI PROVINCES.

5. DHA/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN BEIJING IS FOLLOWING UP THE SITUATION WITH THE GOVERNMENT.

6. NO REQUEST FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY DHA-GENEVA.

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