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20 Oct 2018 description
report Xinhua

2018-10-19 22:21:02 | Editor: mmm

LHASA, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Water levels are dropping after an overflow at a barrier lake formed after a landslide in the Yarlung Tsangpo River in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, local officials said Friday.

The barrier lake was formed near a village in Menling County after landslides on Wednesday and Thursday blocked the river's waterway. Rising water has forced the evacuation of over 7,100 people in the area as of 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Xiao He, vice-mayor of Nyingchi said at a press conference.

18 Oct 2018 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit Jinghe County in Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture of Bortala, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicenter, with a depth of 10 km, was monitored at 44.19 degrees north latitude and 82.53 degrees east longitude, the center said in a statement.

The quake shook several townships within 50 km of the epicenter, although no casualties have been reported.

17 Oct 2018 description

Argentina- Lluvias- 10/10/18

  • La Protección Civil de Misiones reportó fuertes lluvias en los municipios de Capiovi y Misiones.
  • Las inundaciones afectaron a 200 familias en la ciudad de Posadas y 50 familias cerca del arroyo La Chancha.

Colombia- Inundaciones- 11/10/18

16 Oct 2018 description

At 31 July 2018, there were 1345 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1172 in immigration detention on the mainland and 173 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 386 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 17,029 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

16 Oct 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Yang Yi

LHASA, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- A new road has been built to transport disaster relief supplies to a township in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region after it was struck by a landslide Thursday morning that caused the formation of a barrier lake, local authorities said Monday.

Construction of the road started Friday after part of the only road to Bolo Township in Jomda County was submerged by the barrier lake.

15 Oct 2018 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- A total of 440 armed police have taken part in disaster relief operations on the border between Sichuan Province and Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China, after a landslide struck a section of a river in the area on Thursday.

The armed police helped with the evacuation of more than 4,000 residents in addition to carrying relief supplies and maintaining order in the disaster-hit areas.

14 Oct 2018 description
report Xinhua

Source: Xinhua| 2018-10-13 20:52:11|Editor: Li Xia

BEIJING, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Emergency Management dispatched more aid resources on Saturday to border area between Sichuan Province and Tibet Autonomous Region in southwest China, where a landslide struck.

Some 7,000 tents, 30,000 cotton-padded coats, 50,000 quilts and 5,000 folding beds are sent to the landslide-affected area to help local residents to fare.

09 Oct 2018 description

Around 14:00 local time of 9 October, the first charter flight carrying humanitarian aid from the Chinese government to the disaster-stricken area in Central Sulawesi arrived in Balikpapan. Commerce Minister Counselor Wang Liping from the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia and Legal and Cooperation Bureau Chief Meiladyastrinda Hapsari from the National Disaster Management Authority of Indonesia handled the transfer of aid items in the airport on behalf of the two governments.

05 Oct 2018 description
report Christian Aid

Foreword

On 8 October 2018, the IPCC will publish its long awaited report on limiting climate change to 1.5ºC. The report will underscore the increasing vulnerability of planetary systems to increasing temperatures. One recent study notes that limiting warming to 1.5ºC is at the high end of what we currently experience, while 2ºC would take us into a climate regime unparalleled in human history.

03 Oct 2018 description
report La Prensa Gráfica

La República Popular China donará a El Salvador 3,000 toneladas de arroz oro en concepto de asistencia humanitaria por los daños que causó la reciente sequía en algunas zonas del país.

Este es el primer donativo que anuncia el país asiático para El Salvador tras el establecimiento de relaciones diplomáticas a finales de agosto pasado.

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03 Oct 2018 description

From the editors

In her Foreword to this issue of FMR, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, poses the question: Where do we go from here?

03 Oct 2018 description

by Michael Taylor | @MickSTaylor | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Farmers in the country's dry zone already suffer from high levels of poverty, researchers warn

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Economic losses caused by drought in China will rocket to tens of billions of dollars per year if global warming breaches the limits set by governments in a 2015 agreement to tackle climate change, scientists said.

21 Sep 2018 description

Population growth and rapid urbanisation are increasing the risk of heavy damage from powerful storms in the region

By Michael Taylor

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Population growth, rapid urbanisation and unfettered development of coastal areas in the Asia-Pacific region are increasing the risk of heavy damage from powerful typhoons, experts said.

20 Sep 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Xiang Bo

BEIJING, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- China's central government has distributed funds totaling 150 million yuan (about 21.9 million U.S. dollars) in disaster relief to areas in Yunnan Province hit by an earthquake, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management.

The funds were allocated to Mojiang county, which was hit by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake on Sept. 8, with 28 people injured and nearly 5,000 residents relocated so far.

19 Sep 2018 description
  • Tropical Cyclone MANGKHUT, after making landfall in Baggao (Cagayan Province, northern Luzon, Philippines) on 15 September, dissipated inland over southern China on 17 September.
  • As of 19 September at 6.00 UTC the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported 8 deaths, 21 people injured, 148 480 people still evacuated (of which 61 271 people inside 471 evacuation centres), 1 096 799 people affected in 468 municipalities across 31 provinces (throughout seven Regions: NCR, Region I, Region II, Region III, Calabarzon, Mimaropa and CAR) and 6 479 …
19 Sep 2018 description
report Voice of America

By Ralph Jennings

MANILA/GUANGZHOU, CHINA —

The most powerful tropical storm of the year to date left a swathe of possibly long-term damage after killing more than 60 people in the Philippines and another four in China before weakening on Monday.

In the Philippines, rescuers had found 11 bodies and are digging for dozens more in what the domestic media outlet Inquirer.net called a “massive mound of mud and debris” covering a chapel where the people had taken shelter Saturday as Typhoon Mangkhut blasted the northern end of Luzon Island.

17 Sep 2018 description

Copernicus activation

After its passage as a very intense typhoon over Cagayan Province (northern Luzon, Philippines) on 14 September, tropical cyclone MANGKHUT made landfall again near Yangjiang City (southern Guangdong Province, west of Macau and Hong Kong, China) on 16 September in the morning (UTC), with maximum sustained winds of 140-160 km/h (typhoon).