Typhoon Meranti is sweeping across the Pacific and the Red Cross in Taiwan and Chinese Red Cross are responding.
The typhoon, with strong winds and heavy rain, is considered the strongest storm since 2013’s Super Typhoon Haiyan. Haiyan was one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, devastating portions of Southeast Asia, especially the Philippines.
Posted October 17, 2012 , With reporting from Liu Yuan, International Federation of the Red Cross, East Asia Delegation
“I can still remember the nights as a six-year-old boy I spent fetching water for my family,” said Liu Pangbo.
“The water point was more than a kilometer away from my village, and I had to walk back and forth many times in the dark. My deepest memory is the rough roads leading to the water point and the graveyard on the way that I was so frightened to pass.”
By Ramsey Rayyis, American Red Cross Regional Representative, China
"We've had to relocate twice," lamented Liu Yuzhu, standing on a new construction site with his baby girl in his arms. "But this time, we really hope we can finish construction and have our home by the end of September!"
Flanked by many neighbors, from the mountain village of Jing Hua, families had been forced to relocate almost the entire town due to hazards that remain, and nerve-wracking aftershocks that still occur.
WASHINGTON, Monday, May 11, 2009 - One year after an 8.0 magnitude earthquake killed more than 69,000 people and destroyed an estimated 5 million houses in southwest China, communities are filled with the signs and sounds of recovery.
Some survivors are facing emotional and physical pain after losing their limbs due to the earthquake. Many more are looking positively into the future.
Francis Markus, International Federation, in Deyang, Sichuan
For a 16-year-old lad who enjoys playing basketball, one can only imagine the shock, loss, and physical pain of having to have a leg amputated.
But Tang Lei, a young survivor of China's devastating May 12 earthquake, seems in bouncy spirits as he propels himself ahead on his crutches, flanked by his mother.
Six months after the deadly China earthquake, families need supplies ahead of cold winter months
WASHINGTON, DC, Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - Six months ago on May 12, 2008, a massive earthquake devastated southwestern China, killing more than 80,000 people and displacing nearly 15 million individuals in Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi provinces, according to State-run media sources. The American Red Cross is supporting the Red Cross Society of China to implement an enormous humanitarian relief effort.
"The scale of the recovery process is massive.
By Francis Marcus, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Beijing
The first thing you notice after climbing the slight incline to Liang Tiancheng's farmhouse is the rich golden color of hundreds of maize cobs hanging outside to dry.
The second thing you see, under various layers of tarpaulin and sheeting, is the Red Cross tent that has been the temporary home of Mr.
President Bush and leaders from the private and public sector discuss relief effort and long-term needs
Friday, June 06, 2008 - President George W. Bush came to American Red Cross national headquarters this morning to take part in a discussion on the U.S.
Amanda Christopher, Field reporting by Francis Markus, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Monday, May 19, 2008 - Ever since he was a child, playing with wooden building bricks, Xiao Wei wanted to be a construction engineer.
WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2008 - The American Red Cross is prepared to provide $10 million to support relief efforts following the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake in China's Sichuan province. This contribution will assist the Red Cross Society of China, whose employees and volunteers have been helping survivors since the earthquake struck on Monday, May 12. According to the latest reports, tens of thousands of people have been killed, and many more are missing or trapped by debris.
'Already we have seen a great outpouring of concern and support from across the U.S.
The American Red Cross prepared to provide assistance
By Maya Pai, Communications Associate
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 'So far they have only been able to release 20 or 30 survivors,' says Francis Marcus of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, when somberly describing a high school in Beichuan, China. The school housed approximately 1,700 students and teachers, many of whom were in class when the 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck, reducing the building to rubble.
Written by Thorir Gudmundsson, with the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Socities
Written by Mason Anderson, Staff Writer, RedCross.org
As heavy rains continue to pound central and southern China, some 400 people have been confirmed dead and hundreds of others have been declared missing in the worst flooding to strike the nation in years. Hundreds of thousands of homes have been destroyed by the deluge, believed to be caused by a developing El Niño phenomenon.
Washington, July 9, 1996 - Devastating storms, flooding, landslides, and tornadoes currently wracking China are taking
a heavy toll on provinces already hard hit by last year's flooding. Red Cross early estimates cite nearly 300 dead although
media reports put the death toll at over 400. Some 5250 people have been injured and over 62,910 homes have been
Over 1.2 million people are surrounded by water and access to areas where they are located is difficult. Working with the