Country: China

Emergency funds released for China floods

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...

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Press release: Emergency funds released for China floods

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.

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Sichuan Earthquake: Lessons Learned We Owe to Loved Ones Lost

Beyond all the challenges and hard work of disaster response lies learning lessons to keep people safer in future.

Ten years after the massive 8.0 earthquake in Sichuan province in western China, collapsed buildings and rubble are protected in the ancient town of Anren in Dayi county. Together, they frame a sculpture of a huge jagged clock face inscribed with the date and time of the disaster that struck the province on 12 May 2008. The Wenchuan earthquake that killed more than 87,000 people and left 5 million homeless, destroyed all in its path.

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IFRC releases emergency funds to fight influenza in DPRK

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has released 303,779 Swiss francs from its Disaster Response Emergency Fund to support the Red Cross of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) fight an outbreak of influenza A (H1N1).

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