Since February 26, 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and several aftershocks struck central Papua New Guinea, which was the largest earthquake since 1922. By March 7, the earthquake has caused at least 122 deaths and over one hundred million yuan losses, and many buildings have been destroyed.
On February 12-13 (local time), hurricane GITA hit the south Pacific island country Tonga with a maximum speed of 195km per hour. 75% of the houses in the capital city Nukualofa including the Parliament House have been destroyed, roofs have been lifted, fresh water and power supply have been cut off, causing casualty and major economic loss.
National Meteorological Center released Yellow Warning of Snow Storm and continued to issue blue warning of cold wave at 6:00 a.m. on January 24.
Climate change is one of biggest challenges facing mankind in the 21st century. The Chinese Government has always attached great importance to tackling climate change and strengthened the work on low-carbon development and climate change adaptation since the beginning of 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP) period (2016-2020). As an important part of the five-year plan for national economic and social development, the Work Plan for Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions During the 13th Five-Year Plan Period has been formulated and implemented.
On October 12, 2017, The Chinese Government transferred the third batch of emergency relief rice to the South Sudanese government, which is 60-containers-load rice of 1,500 tons. The Chinese side also handed over 27 containers of non-food items including 3,700 tents, 15,000 pcs of mosquito nets and 30,000 blankets.
The first 2 batches of emergency relief rice with the quantity of 2,750 tons were handed over in August and September of 2017.
To fulfill President Xi Jinping’ commitment at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation of providing 1 billion dollars to the relevant international organizations to help meet the refugee challenges in Asian and African countries, Vice Minister of Commerce and Deputy China International Trade Representative Yu Jianhua, on behalf of the Chinese government, signed a cooperation agreement with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
After spending 7 days at the sea port of Sierra Leone and providing free medical services to thousands of local people, Hospital Ship of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, Ark Peace, has left the shores of Freetown on 26th September for Gabon where such services would be offered again.
To help the government of Bangladesh resettle the border refugees, the Chinese government decided to provide goods and materials including 2,000 tents and 3,000 blankets, as emergency humanitarian assistance. On September 27, the first batch of assistance goods arrived at Shah Amanat International Airport and the handover ceremony was held between China and Bangladesh. The rest is expected to arrive on September 28. All tents and blankets will be transported to the refugee camp at the border of Bangladesh and will be used to resettle the local homeless people as soon as possible.
On 22 September 2017, H. E. Dr. Sun Xianghua, the Ambassador of P. R. China to Lesotho attended the agricultural donation ceremony by the China-Lesotho People to People Friendship Action Fund (CLPPFA) to the vulnerable farmers in Maseru. Hon. Keketso Sello, Minister of Mining, Hon. Lehlohonolo Moramotse, Minister of Public Works and Transport, Hon. Chalane Phori, Minister of Small Business, Cooperatives and Marketing, Hon. Thabo Sofonia, MP of Thaba Bosiu Constituency, Mr.
To help Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda deal with the recent devastating hurricane and the post-disaster reconstruction, the Chinese government will provide designated fund to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) based on the items of South-South cooperation assistance fund to provide post-disaster reconstruction goods and materials and help the people there rebuild their lives. At present, the Ministry of Commerce is organizing the implementation of specific assistance projects with the UNDP.
To show the Chinese government’s condolence and support for the government and people of Mexico and help them deal with the earthquake, the government of China decided to provide 1 million US dollars as the emergency humanitarian assistance and the first batch of goods and materials, which would be delivered by chartered airplanes to relieve the urgent need of the earthquake-affected areas. The first chartered airplane will fly to Mexico around September 26.
The National Meteorological Center issued yellow warning of typhoon at 10:00 a.m. on September 1. This year’s 16th typhoon Mawar is expected to make landfall on eastern Guangdong coast September 3. For this reason, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) activated a level three emergency response to Typhoon Mawar at 11:30 a.m. today. It is required that the relevant meteorological sectors attached to CMA enter the emergency position immediately and put corresponding meteorological services in place.
On August 29th, 2017, the Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone WU Peng handed over USD $100,000 from the Red Cross Society of China to Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) as a disaster relief fund for victims of the August 14th tragic mudslide and flooding devastation.
I am much honored to come to Nzega District to attend the handover ceremony of anti-malaria medicine provided by the Chinese Government and join the activities of providing medical services to Nzega people. On behalf of the Chinese Amb. H.E. Dr. LU Youqing, I’d like to warmly congratulate Tanzanian government and people on the great achievements of dramatic declines in malaria transmission and glad to see more and more Tanzanians could reduce the malaria disease burden through using China-aided anti-malaria medicine.
When the devastating tragic mudslide and flooding hit Freetown on 14th August 2017, Sierra Leone underwent another heartbreaking disaster after the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease. The Chinese government has been following the disaster and relief actions closely and studied the way of providing emergency support to Sierra Leone. In the afternoon of August 16, WANG Xinmin, Charge d’Affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Freetown, called upon H.E. President Dr.
Since the cooperation developed between meteorological and land resources departments in 2003, warnings of geological hazards risk have benefited nationwide 30 provinces and 1880 counties, and realized full coverage for geological-hazard-prone counties, which has greatly reduced numbers of casualties and established the cooperative models for disasters prevention.
Recently, cholera in Yemen has been spreading and the local health system is facing severe challenges. To help them cope with the present crisis, on behalf of the Chinese government, Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce and Deputy China International Trade Representative Yu Jianhua signed an Agreement on Emergency Humanitarian Aid with the delegate of the WHO on June 30, 2017, aiming to provide the WHO with US$2 million for cholera check, medical supplies and local disease control system construction in Yemen and reduce the incidence and mortality rates caused by cholera.
The members of the International Support Group (ISG) for Lebanon welcome today's agreement of a new electoral framework. The ISG sees this as a further step towards the reactivation of Lebanon's institutions of state and the normalisation of Lebanese political life, which will in turn be conducive to addressing pressing concerns of Lebanon's citizens, and to enhanced cooperation with the international community.
The Red Cross Society of China donated 100,000 USD to the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) supporting Sri Lanka's relief and rebuilding efforts on the present disaster of flooding and landslides.
On May 30, Chinese Ambassador H.E. Yi Xianliang, on behalf of the Red Cross Society of China, handed over the donation to Mr. Nimal Kumar, National Secretary of SLRCS.
BEIJING — Chinese emergency rescue teams should be fully prepared for this year’s flood season, according to an official with the country’s work safety authority.
Extreme weather events have become more frequent in recent years, including rainstorms, high temperatures and typhoons, posing serious threats to people’s lives and homes, Sun Huashan, deputy head of the State Administration of Work Safety said at a meeting on May 5.