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18 Jul 2018 description

The National Meteorological Center (NMC) issued blue warning of typhoon at 10:00 a.m. on July 17. At 11:00 a.m., China Meteorological Administration (CMA) activated a level four emergency response to the typhoon. It is required that the relevant meteorological sectors attached to CMA enter the emergency position immediately and put corresponding meteorological services in place. The potential affected areas such as Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hainan are expected to sustain or adjust the emergency state according to local realities. (July. 17)

Editor: Liu Shuqiao

18 Jul 2018 description

Codrington, Barbuda, 12 July 2018 - The US$2million Chinese-aid funded Post-Disaster Roof Restoration project to repair 250 house roofs toward recovery of Hurricane-Ima devastated Barbuda has allowed hundreds of people to return home to the island, after the entire island was evacuated for the first time due to powerful hurricanes in September 2017.

17 Jul 2018 description

Paraguay- Inundación Súbita 12/7/18

La cantidad de agua caída en los últimos días, produjo inundación súbita de caminos de acceso y vecinales, que afectó los medios de vida, principalmente cultivos de autoconsumo, de más de 365 familias.

De esta manera, la asistencia estatal se constituye en un apoyo al presupuesto de las familias afectadas, que podrán alimentarse por espacio de 20 a 40 días, aproximadamente, de acuerdo al tipo de kit de alimentos recibido.

Acciones de Respuesta:

17 Jul 2018 description

Beijing/Kuala Lumpur, 17 July 2018 – With an estimated 2.9 million people affected by flooding and landslides in China’s Sichuan and Gansu province, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has released more than 380,000 Swiss francs (US $380,000 / €326,000) to bolster relief and recovery efforts on the ground.

“Torrential rain coupled with two typhoons have caused extensive flooding and landslides in Sichuan and Gansu provinces,” said Gwendolyn Pang, head of IFRC’s office in Beijing.

16 Jul 2018 description

Lord Ahmad publishes Annual Human Rights Report 2017

Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.

Today (16 July) Lord Ahmad, the Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.

15 Jul 2018 description
report Radio Free Asia

Authorities in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan have declared a state of emergency after a mountainous region was hit by floods and landslides following days of torrential rain.

Thousands of travelers were left stranded after landslides and floods blocked major highways and the severe weather affected flights at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, where 34 flights were delayed and seven canceled on Thursday.

14 Jul 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Chengcheng

BEIJING, July 13 (Xinhua) -- Heavy rain continues in most parts of China on Friday, causing floods and traffic disruptions, forcing people to evacuate and tourist attractions to close.

The second flood peak of the Yangtze River this year has formed in its upper reaches, with severe flooding occurring in many branches of the river, according to the hydrology bureau of the Yangtze River water resources commission.

13 Jul 2018 description

Guatemala- Actividad Sísmica10/7/18

El Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología,
Meteorología e Hidrología de Guatemala (Insivumeh) sumó al Pacaya y al Santiaguito, a los monitoreos constantes que realizan al de Fuego.

13 Jul 2018 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 31 May 2018, there were 1344 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1070 in immigration detention on the mainland and 274 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 368 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 17,668 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

The table below reflects figures based on records in Department of Home Affairs systems

13 Jul 2018 description

The Department of Water Resources Management (DWRM) in collaboration with localities to work with authority of border provinces of China on providing flood discharge information of reservoirs for prediction and warning to cope with sudden flood from upstream of transnational rivers.

13 Jul 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Mu Xuequan

BEIJING, July 12 (Xinhua) -- China's disaster relief authorities launched a level IV emergency response plan Thursday to help flood victims in west China's Sichuan and Gansu provinces.

About 932,000 people in Sichuan Province were affected by floods caused by heavy rains by midday Thursday, with three deaths and 101,000 people evacuated. Over 600 houses fell and 36,900 hectares of farmland were flooded. The province suffered direct economic losses worth 2.4 billion yuan (360.1 million U.S. dollars).

12 Jul 2018 description

The passage of tropical cyclone MARIA has brought heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge over several areas of Taiwan and the Chinese provinces of Fujian, Zhejiang and Jiangxi over 10-12 July. According to local media, as of 12 July, one person has been killed and eight have been injured in Taiwan. 398 000 people have been evacuated in Zhejiang and Fujian provinces. Over the next 24 hours, the remnants of MARIA may still cause heavy rain over the northeastern part of North China and parts of Hunan and Hubei provinces.

12 Jul 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Liangyu

FUZHOU, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Typhoon Maria, the eighth this year, made landfall at around 9:10 a.m. Wednesday in Lianjiang County, east China's Fujian Province, bringing gales of up to 42 meters per second at its eye, according to local meteorological authorities.

Chen Zuliang of the county flood control office said that more than 8,000 people had been evacuated. More than 6,800 people are on standby for rescue missions or to repair damage.

11 Jul 2018 description

This year’s No.8 typhoon Maria (severe typhoon level) made landfall in coastal regions of Huangqi Peninsula, Lianjiang County, Fujian at 9:10 a.m. on July 11. The maximum wind intensity and minimum air pressure at the typhoon center registered scale 14 (42m/s) and 960 hPa respectively.

11 Jul 2018 description

The National Meteorological Center issued red warning of typhoon at 10:00 a.m. on July 10. Typhoon Maria is expected to move towards west by north at the speed of 30 kilometers per hour, skim over northern Taiwan Island on the early morning of July 11, and make landfall in the coastal regions from Fuqing, Fujian to Cangnan, Zhejiang on the morning of July 11. After landing, it will continue to move towards northwest.