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13 Dec 2018 description

by the Climate Centre at COP 24 in Katowice

New research published on Monday, as the second week of UN climate talks in Poland got underway, shows “clear ties between today’s extremes and human causes” in both the developed and developing world.

13 Dec 2018 description
report Radio Free Asia

Myanmar authorities have launched an investigation into an apparent human-trafficking operation that recruits women as brides and surrogate mothers for Chinese men through advertisements on the streets of a major trading town on Myanmar’s border with China, an anti-trafficking official said.

Earlier this week, residents of Muse, a Myanmar border town in Shan state that serves as a trade hub between the two countries, reported seeing advertisements posted on lampposts and building walls.

12 Dec 2018 description

Vienna, Austria, December 12, 2018. OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – has approved more than US$328 million of new funding to benefit developing countries across the globe. The 165th Session of OFID’s Governing Board approved the funding at the organization’s Vienna

The public sector loans, which total US$216 million, will support the following projects.

12 Dec 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Liangyu

CHENGDU, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- The death toll has risen to five after a landslide hit a county in southwest China's Sichuan Province Sunday afternoon, local authorities said Tuesday.

Rescuers found the body of a previously missing victim at around 2 p.m. Tuesday at the site of the landslide in Xuyong County in the city of Luzhou, according to the county's publicity department.

So far, five people have died and another seven have been injured. The injured are being treated in local hospitals.

11 Dec 2018 description
  • Heavy rainfall has been affected Sichuan Province (central China) over the past few days, triggering a landslide and causing casualties and damages.

  • According to media reports, four people were killed, one person is missing and seven more are injured in Luzhou city (Xuyong County) due to a landslide.

  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate rainfall is forecast over central-southern China, including over southern Sichuan Province.

11 Dec 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Yang Yi

CHENGDU, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- Four people were killed after a landslide hit a county in southwest China's Sichuan Province Sunday afternoon.

The landslide toppled a number of residential houses in Fenshui Town in Xuyong County in the city of Luzhou around 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, leaving 11 people buried and one missing.

10 Dec 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Yurou

CHENGDU, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Twelve people were estimated buried after a landslide caused three houses to collapse Sunday afternoon in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

Five people had been pulled out of the debris in Fenshui township in Xuyong county by 8 p.m., but one died en route to hospital, Tang Jie, the county head leading rescue efforts at the scene, told Xinhua.

Seven remained trapped in the landslide that occurred at about 5 p.m. and more than 600 rescuers were racing against the clock to reach more survivors.

09 Dec 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Lu Hui

BEIJING, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- China's central government allocated 260 million yuan (37.68 million U.S. dollars) to Sichuan and Yunnan provinces and Tibet Autonomous Region Friday to help local residents affected by landslides in November.

The money, allocated by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Emergency Management, will be used for relocating and subsidizing affected residents, as well as rebuilding damaged houses, in an effort to ensure affected residents have a safe and warm winter.

07 Dec 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 416 safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in Asia between January 2017 and June 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). The focus is on countries where possible changing or emerging risks can be identified. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

07 Dec 2018 description

Thousands of women and girls are being trafficked from Myanmar to China and forced to marry and bear children, according to new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Kachin Women's Association Thailand (KWAT).

04 Dec 2018 description

**San Miguel, 03 de diciembre de 2018.- Más de 3 mil personas fueron testigos de la entrega de donación de arroz por parte de la República Popular China, para atender a las familias afectadas por las condiciones climáticas que impactaron el territorio nacional durante este 2018, entre éstas una sequía e inundaciones.

04 Dec 2018 description
report La Prensa Gráfica

Por Melissa Pacheco

Alrededor de 2,000 pequeños productores de San Miguel y sus alrededores que perdieron sus cultivos por los fenómenos del clima que afectaron al país hace unos meses recibieron raciones del "arroz oro" que donó la República Popular China a El Salvador.

El vicepresidente de la república, Óscar Ortiz, junto con la embajadora de China en el país, Ou Jianhong, encabezaron la entrega de paquetes de 25 libras cada uno a los productores.

01 Dec 2018 description

Ce vendredi 30/11/2018, l’Ambassade de la République Populaire de la Chine au Burundi a fait une donation de 100 cartables, 2000 kilogrammes de charbon biodégradable, 100 sacs de riz, 100 sacs de farine, 100 barils d’huile comestible,100 sacs de ciment, et de 200 houes à la Croix Rouge du Burundi. Cette donation a été faite dans les enceintes du siège de la Croix Rouge du Burundi et a pour but de porter secours aux vulnérables, tels que les réfugiés et les rapatriés du Burundi.

21 Nov 2018 description

In Numbers

1,559 preschool children (691 girls, 868 boys) are provided with free lunch with WFP funding support.

Operational Updates

21 Nov 2018 description

At the ceremony held in Myitkyina City Hall, PRC Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. Hong Liang said that during the day’s trip the embassy is providing Ks 160 million worth of rice, cooking oil and materials such as blankets, Ks 12 million worth of medicine to displaced persons in the three townships of Sumprabum, Putao and Machanbaw. It is expected that this efforts could raise the socio-economic and health care situation of the people said the Ambassador.

19 Nov 2018 description


  • Alors que le monde continue de s’urbaniser à un rythme toujours plus rapide et avec une ampleur sans précédent, les villes payent un tribut de plus en plus lourd aux conflits, aux crises et aux catastrophes naturelles.

  • Un nouveau document de synthèse de la Banque mondiale et de l'UNESCO, intitulé CURE, propose un cadre amélioré, fondé sur la culture, pour la reconstruction et le relèvement des villes.

16 Nov 2018 description

Culture – the “X Factor” for Building Back Better after Conflict and Disasters


- As the world continues to urbanize rapidly, cities are increasingly bearing the brunt of conflicts, crises, and disasters, which have a devastating effect on culture.

- A new World Bank-UNESCO Position Paper, Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery (CURE), proposes an enhanced culture-based framework for city reconstruction and recovery.

16 Nov 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Li Xia

KUNMING, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- At least 8,000 houses were toppled in southwest China's Yunnan Province after a flood of discharged water hit several cities and towns.

Flood control authorities in the city of Lijiang, known for its quaint, scenic towns, said Thursday that 17,000 people had been affected by the flood on the Jinsha River that also damaged roads and hydrologic facilities.