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23 Jul 2002 description


This Final Report is intended for reporting on emergency appeals
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 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org

Launched on: 24 August 1999 for four months for CHF 10,200, 000 in Cash, Kind and Services to assist one million beneficiaries.

12 Oct 2001 description

Proposal to Restore Lost Lakes and Wetlands Detailed as United Nations Environment Programme and State Environmental Protection Administration Sign Historic Agreement to Increase Environmentally-Friendly Development in China

28 Aug 2001 description

News Release No. 091/01

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (28 August 2001) - The Asian Development Bank today approved a US$150 million loan to the People's Republic of China to manage floods along the lower reaches of the Yellow River.

15 May 2000 description


Appeal no. 17/99 - Period covered: 1 February - 30 April 2000
The sixth and final Plan of Action to distribute rice, winter clothing and quilts to 1999 flood victims will end shortly, bringing the operation to a close. Despite a 68% response to the appeal, distributions have achieved between 80% (rice) and over 100% (quilts) of the original objectives. Disaster preparedness is now underway, in anticipation of this year’s seasonal Yangtze flooding, likely to start shortly.

The context

15 May 2000 description

Appeal no. 17/99 - Period covered: 1 February - 30 April 2000

The sixth and final Plan of Action to distribute rice, winter clothing and quilts to 1999 flood victims will end shortly, bringing the operation to a close. Despite a 68% response to the appeal, distributions have achieved between 80% (rice) and over 100% (quilts) of the original objectives. Disaster preparedness is now underway, in anticipation of this year’s seasonal Yangtze flooding, likely to start shortly.

The context

01 Mar 2000 description


appeal no. 17/99
period covered: 30 November 1999 - 30 January 2000
After distributions of food, water purification and sanitation materials in four provinces affected by last year's floods, the Federation/RCSC relief operation is now in its final stage -- providing a one-month's food supply and winter quilts and blankets to the most needy victims. Funds are still needed for rice purchases. At least 60,000 of those left homeless are spending the winter in tents.

The context

20 Feb 2000 description
report Project HOPE

The Situation
The massive flooding ravaging China this summer are the worst floods that country has experienced since 1954. The toll, to

01 Feb 2000 description
report DisasterRelief

Written by Stephanie Kriner, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org

21 Jan 2000 description

Beijing (dpa) - The Chinese government and the Red Cross this week doled out relief aid to boost flagging morale among millions of people affected by natural disasters in the past year, officials said on Friday.

The aid was dispatched as Chinese prepared for the Lunar New Year celebration in February.

21 Jan 2000 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING (Jan. 21) XINHUA - The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) received 103 million yuan (12.4 million U.S. dollars) in overseas donations in 1999 to benefit more than two million disaster victims, according to a RCSC official.

The funds donated by foreign countries, as well as Hong Kong and Taiwan, were spent on disaster-relief goods such as rice, medicines, winter clothing and quilts, Wang Lizhong, vice president of the RCSC, told the press today.

09 Dec 1999 description

Now that the floodwaters have finally receded, many evacuees have returned home, to rebuild and cultivate their fields. In the four worst-hit provinces, the target of the Federation operation, people are too poor to rebuild. After completing the distribution of water purification supplies and a first round of 2,200 mt. of food, the Federation and the Red Cross of China are preparing to make a second distribution of 2,600 mt. of food and to provide quilts and warm clothing to some of the tens of thousands who will have to spend the winter in tents or disused buildings.

25 Nov 1999 description

The International Federation of the Red Cross says about 10-thousand people are still homeless as winter approaches in areas of eastern China, devastated by floods along the Yangtze River.

Most of those left homeless must rely on lake or river water for their needs and in some areas food is running short.

The Red Cross plans to distribute rice to some 250,000 flood victims in four provinces most severely affected by this year's floods.

05 Nov 1999 description

Appeal no. 17/99
period covered: 12 - 26 October 1999

15 Oct 1999 description

Field delegates of the International Federation working in China, together with colleagues from the Red Cross Society of China and its branches, have carried out field missions to the four provinces - Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan and Anhui -targeted in the Emergency Appeal. Procurement and distribution of rice has begun according to Plan of Action I, but further funding towards the Appeal is needed to meet all the objectives of the operation.
appeal no. 17/99

24 Sep 1999 description

Ref:GVA/99/0159
China - Floods
OCHA Situation Report No. 4

14 Sep 1999 description

IP/99/675
Brussels, 14 September 1999 - The European Commission has approved a total of euro 3.1 million worth of humanitarian aid, euro 1.1 million for China and euro 2 million for South East Asia. The aid will be administered by ECHO, the European Community Humanitarian Office, and will be used to finance projects by various non-governmental organisations and international relief bodies over the next six months.

10 Sep 1999 description
report DisasterRelief

Cynthia Long, Staff Writer, DisasterRelief.org

09 Sep 1999 description

On 13 August devastating flash floods swept through the city of Chen Zhou in southern Hunan, claiming the lives of 70 people and leaving more than 80 seriously injured. More than 18,400 people were made homeless. Record high rainfall caused water levels in river Chen to rise 5-7 metres in only one hour in the early hours of that disastrous Friday - flooding the whole city centre for the first time in history.